Old age comes with its share of new challenges, both for an elderly person and associated family members. Fortunately, assisted living facilities are an appealing alternative to the stress of changing abilities and the potential for getting into a dangerous situation. Keep reading to learn about four frequent errors that family members make when thinking about transferring a loved one into a specialized facility, so you can avoid them.
If you aren't aware of the number of serious illnesses and medical conditions that can be detected and even prevented with blood testing, you're not alone. According to Life Extension Magazine, the vast majority of doctors did not understand the importance of screening the blood before the mid-1990s. So blood tests and the awareness of what protein markers, hormones, or other abnormalities to look for are relatively new phenomena, at least in how the medical community uses them today. New technology combined with a steady rise in heart disease and diabetes in the United States mean that early detection with blood tests is more important than ever. Which ones should you have? There are a number of beneficial options.
How was your New Year resolution? Did you swear to yourself that you will leave all your bad health habits? Well, here are the tips on how to begin your year with good health habits.
The ways people are approaching home health care are changing due to consumer attitudes and emerging technologies or trends.
Diet and exercise is a central component to women’s well-being. Yet many women overlook – or simply can’t afford – key preventative services that keep them in optimal health and which aid in the early detection of disease.
Routine check-ups seem like common sense, but the cost of doctor’s visits and screenings can take a toll on the wallet. Studies show that half of women have either put off or avoided preventative care because of high costs.
Few Supreme Court decisions have been as significant as the ruling on health care reform
The Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act will reshape the entire health care sector as we know it and will expand coverage to many Americans without insurance.
So . . . how does the Supreme Court’s ruling affect YOU specifically, and your health?