First, what IS a pre-existing condition? It’s a health problem you had before the date that your health insurance went into effect. This makes it CRITICAL for people with chronic illnesses, allergies, major diseases to never have lapses in health … Continue reading “Pre-existing Conditions” Under the AHCA
After a lot reading last night into the wee hours of the morning, I have learned more about some of the Republican reasoning behind this new health care bill, H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017. Republicans are all … Continue reading Life Under the Proposed GOP Health Bill
Today, the United States House of Representatives put another nail in the coffin of the country I once loved. Lately, every time I turn on the news, I see more evidence that empathy, citizenship and ethics are a way of … Continue reading Ow, my heart.
(Technically, the only 4 things you really enjoy.) Learn about how these 4 vital neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in your brain) affect your mood and behavior! DOPAMINE Nickname: The Reward Chemical A.K.A.: One More, Please! Catchphrase: The Joy of Getting What … Continue reading The Fantastic 4
Saw this billboard on the way to work today. LOVE IT!!! I’m still like a little kid when I see an ambulance or fire truck. It inspired me to Google “texting while driving,” (while in a house,not my car) and … Continue reading Distracted Driving
I live and work in an area with many bicyclists. I even ride my bike in the city streets from time to time. As a driver, I am safe, courteous, attentive, and not opposed to sharing the road… IF certain … Continue reading 9 Things Bicyclists Need to Know
I just got a letter from my doctor saying that her practice is moving. I can either go to her new location, choose a PCP from the same practice, or find someone entirely new. I already moved with her once, … Continue reading Doctor Shopping
What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel ruptures in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). Ischemic strokes are further broken down based upon where … Continue reading Act FAST during a stroke!
The first holiday sale ads are out, and soon the season of sales, shopping lists, and stress will be here. I’ve already seen 2 back-to-back commercials for completely different products using the same Christmas carol, with the lyrics modified to … Continue reading The Best Gift Ideas for Anyone
First Aid Kit is not just a good up and coming band! They are essential tools anyone can use. You can buy small, basic first aid kits in any drug store. May of us bought one years ago and have it … Continue reading Make a First Aid Kit
I deal with a lot of germs in my job as an EMT, so I probably spend more time than the average person does thinking about how to effectively clean my hands. Hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics all have hand sanitizer units … Continue reading Hand Washing Vs. Sanitizer
1. Take responsibility for your health and fitness. This sounds basic, but many of my patients don’t know all the meds they’re taking, or even what some of their meds are for! You need to realize that YOU are your health … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Healthy New Year