My Trips to the Hospital

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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.



Treating Your Adhesive Capsulitis: What You Should Know

If you have recently been diagnosed with a condition known as adhesive capsulitis (also sometimes referred to as frozen shoulder), you may find yourself wondering what you can and should do to overcome the condition. Because frozen shoulder can so greatly affect your range of motion and ability to use your arm and shoulder in general, you do not want to let the issue continue untreated. There are numerous ways that you can go about treating your adhesive capsulitis. Read More 

3 Ways Autoimmune Disorders Can Harm Your Eyes

If you have an autoimmune disorder such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Sjogren's syndrome, you'll need to get eye exams on a regular basis. These medical conditions not only have the potential to cause symptoms such as generalized weakness, fatigue, pain, and low grade fever, they can also heighten your risk for developing problems with your eyes. Here are three ways autoimmune disorders can affect your eyes and what you can do about them: Read More 

Ankle-Sprain Recovery for Athletes

Getting an ankle sprain as an athlete can be a big roadblock to athletic training. Depending on the severity of the sprain, you might need to go through some extensive rehabilitation and recovery before getting back to your sport. Here is a guide to help you decide who to visit and how to train for a full recovery. Your Specialist Options for Rehab There are two main types of specialists that can help with sports-injury rehab for ankles. Read More 

Understanding the Importance of Addressing the Culture of Deafness with the Adult-Onset Patient

Does when you become deaf affect the way that you perceive yourself and even affect the treatment that you receive for your hearing loss? Research indicates that it does. If you have a family member who has significant hearing loss or deafness, there are some cultural aspects that you may need to discuss with your audiologist, your family, and the patient in order for the patient to get a better quality of life. Read More 

Treating Bleeding Gums

A few spots of blood when you brush your teeth isn't usually anything to be concerned about. If it becomes a chronic issue or if there is a lot of blood, you may be suffering from gum disease or an oral infection. Brushing too hard, vitamin deficiencies, and some medical conditions can also lead to bleeding gums. The following are a few treatment tips to help remedy the problem. Schedule a dental cleaning Read More