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.


Pregnancy When You Have a MTHFR Gene Mutation

Prenatal care is preventive care for an expectant mother and her unborn baby. A big part of the preventive care at the beginning of the pregnancy involves various tests to determine whether or not the mother and/or the fetus have any health issues that could be life-threatening. Sometimes, these tests result in the mother discovering a medical condition that she hasn't yet been diagnosed with. That condition is called an MTHFR gene mutation. Read More 

Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery Helps Seniors Struggling With Bad Tendons

Knee problems are a common issue for many older adults and can be quite painful when not treated. Aging-related problems may not only make these injuries more common but make surgery more difficult for some surgeons to handle without a struggle. Thankfully, it is possible to get robotic-arm assisted knee surgery to provide seniors with the recovery help that they need. Knee Surgery For Seniors May Be Challenging When a senior suffers from a debilitating knee injury, they may need surgery to fully recover. Read More 

4 Problems You Can Fix With A Neck Lift

Modern society places a lot of emphasis on outward appearances. Women are especially vulnerable to society's beauty standards. As women age, their appearance can start to suffer. Cosmetic surgeons have developed many procedures designed to eliminate visible signs of aging and restore a person's youthful appearance. One of these procedures is the neck lift. The neck is an area that is commonly overlooked during beauty and healthcare maintenance. This oversight can cause the neck area to age much faster than the face, making a person look older than they really are. Read More 

Switching From Flower to Vape: Tips and Expectations

These days, there are more ways than ever before to use your medical marijuana. Some people still prefer the traditional route of smoking flower, but more and more, people are switching from flower to vape cartridges. If you've been thinking of making the switch yourself, here's a look at the benefits you can expect — along with some tips to ease the transition. Benefits of Switching to Vape Cartridges The key benefit of switching to vape cartridges is that it's easier on your lungs. Read More