Category: Health & Fitness
No one likes being in a hospital. It’s a cold and clinical environment that’s alien to the outside world. People who have to stay for extended periods of time may find themselves feeling restless and uneasy as they attempt to adapt to their surroundings. Fortunately, researchers are working tireless to think of ways to make [...]
The U.S Department of Health and Human Service reported that in 2000, 46.7% of all deaths in the U.S. were caused by modifiable health behaviors. Modifiable health behaviors are choices made by the patient that caused their illness or death. This is a prime example of the importance of early health risk detection. As many diseases and health conditions can be improved or controlled with changes in how we live our day to day lives, detecting these risks early allows us time to change.
Although cancer treatments have come a long way through the years, most still include a variety of side effects ranging from hair loss to severe nausea, among many others.
Today’s generation is changing the workforce. Many studies have been conducted offering insight into what Gen Y workers expect from their employers. Many of these workers even refuse to take a job that won’t allow Facebook access. Others will give up higher pay for higher happiness. As technology changes the workforce, companies must also change their staffing. The 9-5 workday is quickly being replaced by flexible and open shift staffing, and offering many companies added benefits.
Most people understand that diabetes is the inability of the body to regulate its own insulin levels. For many people, a simple blood glucose test is all that is needed to diagnose diabetes. But how do you know that you have the disease? Here are five symptoms that you may be experiencing without considering that [...]
There’s no doubt that nursing is a challenging, yet rewarding career path. Recently, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service had become increasingly concerned with the amount of violence against nurses and other staff members in mental hospitals. To compensate, they took a page from airport security programs and have hired a dog that is [...]
The most common cause of death from a heart attack is due to ventricular fibrillation. Ventricular fibrillation can be treated early by performing compressions and applying an electrical shock to the heart with an AED. CPR buys time until EMS arrives. By performing CPR, you are keeping oxygenated blood flowing from the heart to [...]
Staff writer: Conor Whelan Recently I had the pleasure of using a ‘FREE 1-Day Trial’ pass I received from a vendor at the Mahopac street fair over the past Summer. Yes, I know, it’s February already! The pass has been on my desk for weeks. Well, like most of us, we get ‘New Years Resolution’ [...]