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!
To start things off, I decided to focus on the things that will be most important to work on ALL year that also address immediate needs. Healthy Body/Happy Mind * Drink more water: always have a water bottle or mug handy … Continue reading November’s Resolutions
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
Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I decided to become a vegetarian. Not ideal timing, to be sure, as my mother pointed out, sighing. So I caved for that one day, as any good daughter would, but over the next month I slowly … Continue reading Beef. It’s what’s (not) for dinner.