Have you ever been to an emergency room where you spent the better part of your day either in the waiting room or lying uncomfortably on a bed of wheels, desperately wondering when someone was going to tell you what is wrong with you?
A review of my experience at Shriners Hospital, including information about the hospital, my journey as a patient, life after leaving Shriners, and recommendations for future patients.
It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.
About 1 in 3 US citizens are providing care for an older adult. Facts, tips and methods to cope with difficulties are discussed. Caregiver burnout symptoms are reviewed, as is coping with the difficulties of caring for a loved one.
If you are a helper, you already know that eagerly helping others is not always a positive experience. Society and others encourage us to help if we can, but how do we know when or who to help?
My yearning to find answers for better health has been quite an adventure and also quite expensive. Here is a summary of my investigation.
Worker's compensation is designed to provide medical coverage when an employee is injured on the job. But what happens years later when the injury worsens and the worker has a different employer?
"Sandwiched" between caring for aging parents and a chronically ill child can wear anyone down. Staying positive and avoiding caregiver burnout requires conscious effort, but it can be done.
This article provides information on some of the barriers caregivers encounter in taking care of themselves. It also offers suggestions for others to help or offer care.
Learn about issues some people have had with Medicare Advantage Plans that have made getting the care they need at the price they thought they were going to pay difficult.
There are three different types of eye doctors. It’s important to understand their specialties so you know which to use for your specific requirements.
Health insurance companies often attempt to deny coverage for genetic testing, even when they are legally required to cover it. Here is how to appeal a claim rejection for BRCA 1/2 testing.
Even when you've tried and failed to find the right doctor with the answers to your unexplained symptoms, don't give up. Keep trying! The doctor you seek may be the very next one you see.