Social Workers Help Keep Patients Healthy

Social Workers Help Keep Patients Healthy

Chuckie Snider Health Care Leave a Comment

  Frequent visits to the emergency room are more common among the elderly for several factors. Some may be fatal while others may be minor incidences that may not require intimidate medical care. You often hear of hospitals needing additional medical care professionals.  Social workers are among the most sought out health care professional needed to assist in caring for …

Texas Medical Center Skyline

Texas Medical Center

Melissa Veres Health Care Leave a Comment

  Houston is known for many things: the Galveston ship channel, our sports teams, the incredibly diverse cuisine, the award winning symphony, having one of the largest malls in the country, and having the largest medical complex in the world. Since opening in 1945, the Texas Medical Center has served as a pioneer in patient care, research, education, and prevention. …

Diabetes Dos and Don'ts

Diabetes Do’s and Don’ts

Melissa Veres Diabetes, Health Care, Healthy Living 1 Comment

  In the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 25.9% of seniors aged 65 and older have diabetes. Despite the ever growing numbers, managing your diabetes in this current age has never been easier. Whether it is a standing diagnosis or newly given, there are plenty of ways to maintain control over …

Hospice 101

Hospice 101: A Beginner’s Guide for Patient’s and their Families

Shannon Collier End of Life, Health Care, Hospice Leave a Comment

A Hospice beginner’s guide for patient’s and their families The diagnosis of a terminal illness is traumatic to both a patient and their loved ones. Whether it is from an illness that progressed slowly like Alzheimer’s or dementia, or one that might have been unresponsive to traditional treatment like cancer or heart disease, when a physician determines that a patient’s …

Leaving the hospital

Health Care Tips When You Leave the Hospital

Nancy LaFever Health Care, Safety Tips Leave a Comment

Going into the hospital for any reason is a stressful experience. An unexpected stay due to injury, illness, or emergency surgery is a particularly scary event. Even a scheduled hospitalization has its share of unknowns and difficult situations. Although your time inpatient receiving the care you need will hopefully be short, one of the most crucial aspects of hospitalization is …

Diabetes Diagnosis? 4 Tips for Being a Supportive Caregiver

Michelle Seitzer CareGiving, Diabetes, Health Care, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

Most diabetics are able to manage their own care, but older adults, especially those with other illnesses and health conditions, may need a caregiver’s support. If you are caring for a diabetic senior, consider these tips for being the most supportive caregiver possible: 1. Learn about diabetes The more you know, the more you can do. A better understanding of …

“I CAN’T SLEEP” - Insomnia, It’s Triggers and Cures

“I CAN’T SLEEP” – Insomnia, It’s Triggers and Cures

Dorothy Sander Health Care, Health Conditions, Healthy Living Leave a Comment

It’s 3 a.m. and my eyes are wide open. I lie in bed not wanting to move for fear of waking myself up even more, or disturbing my husband who has himself just fallen into a deep sleep. It’s no use. I pull myself to a sitting position on the edge of the bed as quietly as possible and grope …

SLEEP APNEA

Sleep Apnea

Dorothy Sander Health Care, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

Lying in bed at night, wide awake in the dark, I listen intently to the melodious sounds that intermittently lull me to sleep and then startle me awake. I ponder who snores louder, my husband or the dog. They both tell me I do! We tease each other in my house about our snoring but it may be a sign …

Sickness

Tips For Each Day To Keep Sickness Away

Sue Sveum Health Care, Health Conditions, Healthy Living, Safety Tips Leave a Comment

  It’s that time of the year again.  No not holiday time – although that does have both a positive and negative influence on everything else.  We were actually referring to that cold dreary time of the year when everyone seems to be feeling under the weather.  Sickness season is officially here. It’s bad enough that the days are shorter …