The thought of a spouse or loved one coming home after having a stroke may seem overwhelming. However, there are resources and people available to help caregivers cope with the changes. But good planning is key.
It's often said that laughter is the best form of medicine. While this may be an old proverb, there is truth to it – laughter provides many health benefits. And, best of all, it is free and easy.
With patience, compassion, and a little advice, parents will discover that the first 48 hours at home with a new baby can be a wonderful and memorable time.
Becoming the primary caregiver for a family member can present many changes in family dynamics and relationships. Some of these life-changing situations may include: parents caring for disabled children, children caring for their aging parents, wives caring for their husbands, and husbands caring for their wives.
The kidneys may be the size of a fist, but they are not to be overlooked. Located on either side of the spine, the two bean shaped organs play several roles that are vital to health.
February marks Kids Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T.) Health Month, instituted to promote awareness about the various E.N.T. ailments that affect children. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, E.N.T. conditions are the main reason why children visit their pediatrician.
Congress deemed January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month—just in time to make a resolution to schedule a yearly gynecological exam. According to the Foundation for Women's Cancer, cervical cancer was once the number one cause of cancer deaths in women.
Making travel arrangements for an elderly relative during the holiday season can be a daunting task for caregivers and family members. There are a variety of factors to consider, such as medical needs, travel insurance, medications, safety, and handicap accessibility. Depending on the individual's condition, it may be necessary for the caregiver or a family member to accompany them on the trip.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older.