When you have an illness or injury, you don't always have the energy (or medical expertise) to know just how serious it is. But generally speaking, there are some guidelines that can help you know which is best: making an appointment with your doctor, finding an urgent care clinic, or going to an emergency room. Primary Care Physician You may know your primary care physician as your family doctor or general practitioner. [Read More]
Caring For Your Elderly Loved Ones At Home
Senior citizens often require special care that they may not be able to handle themselves, such as administering first aid or medication or help with getting around the home or running errands. If you have a loved one who is in need of in-home care, it may seem overwhelming at times. In order to ensure they have the best care and are safe, follow these tips to make sure they can live safely and happily at home. [Read More]
What To Expect When You Recover From A Root Canal
If you have an abscessed tooth, your dentist may recommend a root canal to clean out the infection. In these cases, a root canal is often the only alternative to pulling a bad tooth. Since you want to save your natural teeth for as long as you can, it's usually best to undergo the root canal procedure. Although root canals have a reputation for being painful to endure, the dentist completely numbs the area first, so they really aren't any more painful than any other dental treatment. [Read More]
So You Have A Cardiac Arrhythmia: What Now?
When you go to the doctor for your regular checkup, and they listen to your chest, the last thing you expect is for them to inform you that they found any sort of abnormality. However, sometimes this is exactly what happens. So, you are referred to a cardiologist for further examination and tests, and you find out you have a cardiac arrhythmia. Now, cardiac arrhythmia sounds scary, but it is really just an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. [Read More]