Tylenol and Advil. These two popular brand names of medication also have the generic names of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These two very common over-the-counter (OTC) medications can be confusing. Let’s cut right to the chase and answer the questions these two medications seem to bring up time and time again for patients.Read more
Hearing a new diagnosis for the first time can catch you
Mental health is our overall psychological and emotional well-being. It’s much more than just a diagnosis. It involves the way you feel about yourself and others. It includes your ability to manage your feelings and deal with every day conflicts.
At times taking care of your mental health can mean seeking professional support and treatment. It can also include taking personal steps towards improving your own emotional health on a daily basis. Making small changes can improve all areas of your life including your mood, attitude, and overall outlook on life.Read more
No one plans on being sick, but how can you help yourself stay healthy? How can you avoid headaches, congestion, cough, runny noses, and fever? Here are five things you can do to help stay healthy year-round.Read more
In the 1920s there were a few hundred drugs available. Now, almost 100 years later, the numbers are well into the tens of thousands of medications available. Knowing what you take, when and why is important when talking to any of your providers. Following these handy tips can help you become an expert with your own medications.Read more
The odds are that one day you’ll find yourself as a patient in the hospital. Things happen. Illness. Accident. Injury. Chances are “hospital admission” isn’t penciled into your daily planner, either. If you find yourself unexpectedly admitted to the hospital, the likelihood is that you’ll start as a patient in the emergency department. So what should you expect when you’re admitted to the hospital?Read more
Today, office visits and hospital stays can be overwhelming. The list of providers you can encounter during your care is astounding. Medical Assistants. Hospitalists. Nurse Practitioners. Physician Assistants. Specialists. CNAs. PCTs. Interns. Students. Different colored scrubs. Lab coats. And not a familiar face in any uniform. Who do you reach out to? Where do you start? Who is in charge of your care?Read more