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.



Treatment Options For Wounds That Won’t Heal

In a healthy human body, most wounds heal within a few days to a couple of weeks. If you have a wound that does not seem to be healing, you had better not ignore it. Left untreated, an unhealed wound could become infected and even gangrenous. Your best bet is to call up your general practitioner, who may refer you to a wound care specialist for treatment. Here are some of the treatment options that wound care services may then recommend. Read More 

Chronic Pain Management Clinics For Headaches

Headaches are usually easy to cope with when they are minor, as over-the-counter drugs are usually sufficient enough to get rid of them. However, sometimes headaches come on a frequent basis and are difficult to cope with no matter how often pain medication drugs are taken. When headaches are always present, it points to there being an underlying condition that must be treated before the pain will subside. For instance, depression is one of the most common causes of people suffering from severe headaches on a regular basis. Read More 

Here’s Why You Should Work With A Professional When Going Through Opioid Withdrawal

Withdrawing from an opioid addiction alone can be frustrating and even dangerous. Here are just a few good reasons to work with a professional while you go through withdrawal and recover from your addiction: Access Non-Addictive Treatment Options One of the most important reasons to consider working with a professional while you withdraw from opioids and work to get sober is to access a variety of non-addictive opioid treatment options that you couldn't access on your own. Read More 

Is It an Ankle Sprain or Tendonitis?

Anyone who stays fairly active could eventually sprain their ankle, but there may also be concerns that a more serious issue, tendonitis, might be at play. Figuring out the difference can benefit your recovery significantly, but you may need to go to an ankle sprain service to find out what's really going on. Fortunately, such clinics tend to function as tendonitis treatment services providers, too. Before you go, you may want to look at these indicators that might give you some insight into what's going on. Read More 

Seeing Double, Spots And Other Trouble: 4 Common Eye Ailments Of Middle Age And What They May Mean

Among all the other things you're dealing with in midlife, like new aches and pains or suddenly becoming more forgetful, you may have noticed your eyes changing. Normally, a healthy retina converts light into neural signals that are then interpreted by the brain, but this complex process can be disrupted by a number of age-related changes. If you're dealing with odd visual issues of any kind, it's probably nothing too major, but definitely time for an eye exam. Read More