My Trips to the Hospital

About Me

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.


Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Mental Status

When it comes to good health, the focus is often placed on physical well-being. However, it is important to remember that an individual's emotional and mental well-being is just as important to pay attention to. Did you know that massage therapy treatments can help individuals manage stress and anxiety, which can help with their emotional and mental health? Learn why and how these treatments are so beneficial.  Mind-Body Correlation There is a direct correlation between how your body feels and the state of your mind. Read More 

3 Common Sleep Disorders

If you're having trouble sleeping, you're not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. There are many different sleep disorders, each with its own symptoms and causes. Some of the most common include insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Here's a closer look at each and how a sleep center can help. Insomnia Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. While anyone can have insomnia symptoms occasionally, it is estimated that 15 percent of adults suffer from chronic insomnia, characterized by difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Read More 

Here’s What Your Doctor Wants You To Know About Milk Allergies

Did you know that you could be allergic to milk? If you have a milk allergy, your body sees milk as a foreign invader and produces histamines in response. This can cause a range of symptoms, including hives, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.  Milk allergies are most common in young children, but they can occur at any age. If you think you might have a milk allergy, it's important to see your doctor so they can confirm the diagnosis and help you develop a treatment plan. Read More 

How A Rheumatologist Can Help You

Rheumatologists are experts that deal with musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. They can help you to get rid of joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and tendonitis, to name a few diseases. If you are experiencing issues with your joints, a rheumatologist is the right person to assist you. Here's a look at some of the reasons why you should see a rheumatologist and what to expect. Muscle and Joint Pain Read More 

Toddler Tantrum At Night? More Likely It’s A Night Terror

Everyone has heard of the terrible twos and many parents dread those times when a toddler is simply uncooperative while kicking and screaming. The tantrums a two-year-old child can throw are sometimes enough to illicit a giggle from their parents out of exasperation. That's during the daytime.  When toddlers scream at night, though? It's an entirely different story and can be quite scary for everyone who hears them. A toddler screaming at night is likely having a night terror. Read More