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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.

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Understanding How Prescription Drugs Are Developed

There are many prescription drugs on the market to treat everything from common infections to diabetes and high blood pressure. People pick up their prescriptions at pharmacies across the country everyday without giving much thought to how the drugs became available. In reality, drug development is a long and complicated process that often takes years and can cost billions of dollars. Continue reading to learn more about how a prescription drugs start as an idea and eventually land on pharmacy shelves: Read More 

Lift Chairs: An Introduction for Interested Consumers

When you are left to care for yourself at home after an accident, injury, or illness, it can mean making some adjustments to your home and furnishings so you can be comfortable. There are a lot of items you can get from a medical or mobility supply company to cater to various ailments, and a lift chair is one of the choices. While lift chairs are a fairly common medical-supply item, a lot of consumers don't know a great deal about them. Read More 

Ways to Get Ready for Your Later Years: Aging Mindfully

When you are young, the last thing you may want to think about is the aging process and getting older. The youth obsession of today's cultural landscape can make it easy to forget that nobody stays young forever. If you are trying to make sure that you are prepared for your later years in life, no matter what age you are now, then there are many steps that you can take to do so. Read More 

Two Hair Removers That Will Improve And Moisturize Your Dry Skin

Removing unwanted facial hair from your face can seem impossible if you have dry skin. If you have dry skin, removing hair can irritate your skin and cause it to crack and bleed. You can rest assured that all is not lost! There are several tricks you can do right at home that will remove your unwanted facial hair while keeping your skin intact. In fact, these home remedies will also improve the overall dryness of your skin in the process. Read More 

Debunking Myths About Diet & Exercise During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, there may be some misconceptions that you have been exposed to. Here are three of them. Myth 1: "You need to eat for two" While you may think that you should just give into cravings and fill up on food because, after all, you are growing a baby, you may be mistaken. According to one site, more than half of the women in the U.S. gain more weight during pregnancy than is needed. Read More