Making the decision to visit a foreign country can be exciting, but foreign vacations can also be a logistical challenge. While no one goes on vacation planning to experience a medical emergency, these emergencies do happen. Here are three things that you can do to ensure you are prepared to handle any potential medical emergencies that may arise as you plan for your upcoming foreign vacation. 1. Talk to your insurance company.
25 November 2017
Food allergies affect many people and can their symptoms can range in severity dramatically. Someone with a mild food allergy might feel tired or suffer from a sore stomach upon coming in contact with something that he or she shouldn't have eaten, while those with severe allergies may die as a result of consuming certain foods. Even if you know some people with food allergies, there's a strong probability that there are many things about food allergies that you don't currently know.
5 November 2017
Are you the parent of one or more elementary-aged children? Does it seem like you're always taking your child or children to the doctor for one reason or another? Making appointments to see your child's pediatrician can be frustrating, especially when your child is feeling unwell. The soonest appointment available may be days away, during which time your child will still be sick. You could take your child to the nearest emergency room, but unless your child has a broken bone or some other serious injury, then it could be many hours before you're able to see any sort of doctor.
19 October 2017
During the fall and winter of each year, there seems to be a dramatic increase in the number of flu cases. During those months, you may notice that your family doctor's office is filled with people who are sniffling, sneezing, coughing and blowing their nose. These and other classic flu symptoms, such as a fever, chills, weakness, and achiness, can make it difficult for patients to perform daily duties. Most people dread the thought of catching the flu, but they may not know how to avoid it.
30 September 2017
A common cause for tinnitus is chronic exposure to loud volumes. This means that if you work in an industry in which high levels of noise are commonplace, you may be at risk of this hearing condition. However, your hobbies can also contribute to a heightened risk of tinnitus unless you take the right approach. If you're a guitar player, you might love plugging your instrument in and turning it up—but this behavior, especially when you enjoy it frequently, can increase your risk of tinnitus.
11 September 2017
Ankle injuries are incredibly common, but just because other people experience them doesn't mean that they don't hurt. Ankle injuries can be caused by many different things; these are some of the more common reasons why people injure their ankles. Regardless of how you hurt your ankle, however, you may want to see a foot and ankle doctor so that you can find out about the best treatment option for you.
29 August 2017
You've probably heard of varicose veins and the unsightly appearance they leave on your legs. Luckily, varicose veins are very much avoidable from developing. Here are five ways you can help combat the possibility: Exercise: Being overweight is probably the biggest factor when it comes to developing varicose veins. This is because when you are overweight, it leads to a great deal of pressure being put on your veins, which leads to the veins bulging out.
16 August 2017
Osteoporosis is a condition that more often affects post-menopausal women. In many cases, osteoporosis may only be noticed when a minor incident causes a significant bone fracture. If you are post-menopausal, there are ways you can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis: Don't Skip Vital Nutrients Much of the information on nutrients is focused on women during their childbearing years. Although you are post-menopausal, you should continue to pay attention to your intake of vitamins and nutrients, although your needs may change.
29 July 2017
Mobility issues can seriously affect your ability to travel from one place to another. Having access to an electric wheelchair makes it easier to move around. These wheelchairs can serve as a valuable mobility tool, but only when they are functioning properly. Here are three tips that you can use to help ensure your electric wheelchair is properly maintained in order to preserve proper function in the future. 1. Check the chair's wheels.
11 July 2017
Coming clean with your family doctor about a variety of issues can help keep you healthy, but many people fail to do so out of embarrassment or a wish for optimal privacy. However, your doctor can't provide you with the best possible care if he or she doesn't have the whole picture. Following are six things you should always tell your family doctor. How Much You Drink or Smoke Many people are not exactly forthcoming concerning the amount of alcohol or tobacco they consume when discussing the subject with their doctor.
23 June 2017