Remaking American Medicine: First Do No Harm

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What are types of water soluble vitamins

There are two types of vitamins, fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat. They are also stored throughout the body. Water-soluble vitamins cannot be stored in the body. Below is a list of water-soluble vitamins:

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine. It helps support the immune system and promote normal appetite.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin. It helps support healthy vision. In fact, studies have shown that this vitamin may help protect against cataracts.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 helps widen the Read the rest of this entry »

Types of support groups for anti-social disorders

If you are experiencing social anxiety, the thought of joining a support group for it might seem like an oxymoron. However, this can be an excellent way of overcoming social anxiety because it helps participants to feel less isolated and alone and also provides them with a safe place to develop social skills. Support groups of this nature are also excellent sources of information concerning coping mechanisms. Almost all communities have support groups for those experiencing social anxiety, which is an encouraging sign because medication has been the popular answer for this situation in Read the rest of this entry »

How to live with Asthma daily

Medical conditions and diseases that impact daily life, such as asthma, can be brought under control when you approach your own health issues with care and concern. You need to be proactive in terms of managing your asthma and thus staving off attacks and symptoms which can become quite problematic. You can live with asthma daily when you have the right medication regimen, exercise accordingly and live the healthy lifestyle that has been deemed essential to controlling your asthma. Each asthmatic Read the rest of this entry »

Proper Approaches To Handling The Elderly

Knowing how to handle the elderly can be tricky when you are working in the medical field. While there are horror stories and humorous anecdotes all over the web on the matter the fact remains that it can either be very pleasant or very difficult depending on the individual. Some elderly people can be very pleasant and congenial and are more than willing to cooperate while others can be downright nasty and rude, but it is your job as a doctor, nurse, healthcare professional, whatever you call yourself to be able to have the patience and the wisdom to handle these cases.

If you are a nurse that has recently been assigned the responsibility of looking after someone who is elderly then you need to follow a few rules in order to make everyone’s life a little easier. For starters, you need to introduce yourself and try to see if you can establish some common ground with the patient. It doesn’t matter if you are strangers, he or she will come to depend on your so building that trust is key. You also need to be respectful. An elderly person knows when someone is being condescending. You also need to be able to give them their space every now and again. If they are scheduled for a walk but are too busy looking up Texas electricity providers, consider letting them finish up first. The walk will still be there, even if it’s two or three minutes late.

If you can treat an elderly person with the kind of respect and understanding you yourself would want, you should have an easy time of it.

Health benefits of low alcohol consumption

It has been noted that low alcohol consumption provides several health benefits that can be useful both longevity purposes. The noted health benefits are reduced risk of heart disease, gall stones, type II diabetes, and several other health conditions. While more than a small glass of wine per day may lead to an increased instance of these same issues, low alcohol consumption does have benefit.

There are other types of health benefits for consuming small amounts of alcohol on a daily basis. Read the rest of this entry »

Why pressure sores are a concern for nurses

Pressure sores are also referred to as bedsores and occur when a person stays in one position for too long. The reason that nurses are concerned about this problem is because they frequently take care of patients that are bedridden. Health experts put bed stores into one of four categories. Bed sores in the first category are classified as mild and the skin is still intact. Second stage bed sores are classified as open wounds. Third stage bed sores are classified as a deep wound. People who have pressures sores in the fourth stage Read the rest of this entry »

What does age do to my skin

Our skin is one of our most precious gifts from Mother Nature. It is the largest organ and has much sensitivity. This leads us to the question that plagues men and women alike, “What does age do to my skin?” Age is a key factor in the many changes our skin goes through, but there are many variables that help with the process like: genetics, diet, personal habits, stress, weather and our most offensive opponent-gravity. The list is endless but with proper care we can Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Proper Medical Care for the Elderly

The elderly are often most at risk when it comes to improper medical care. Since they often have trouble caring for themselves, elderly people face hardships when it comes to doctors, incorrect diagnoses and medicines alike. Here are a few of the things you can do to protect your elderly loved one:
Talk with their doctor: If you don’t know your loved one’s doctor, they have no responsibility to you. Make a point to show up at appointments and get involved Read the rest of this entry »

Types of elderly neglect we don’t always consider

The elderly in our society today receive much better care, comfort and attention than ever before. There are numerous aids available to them as well as facilities and care centers that provide useful care, protection and assistance. There is also plenty of resources, both human and financial dedicated to their well being.

However, there are certain areas of the life of the elderly that the society tends to neglect. Some of these are obvious while some are not so obvious. A good example of elderly neglect that society does not consider is Read the rest of this entry »

How to overcome morning daily crankiness

Many people do not like getting up in the morning, especially if they have a laundry list of unpleasant things to do. That can cause a person to be cranky everyday when he or she wakes up. Being in an ill mood not only affects that person, but the people around him or her. It can also affect his or her work productivity. That is why a person needs to make sure that he or she start the Read the rest of this entry »