"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.
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?
Whether you've moved or are unhappy with your current doctor, you must de-enroll from your current doctor with the Ministry of Health before a new doctor can accept you as a patient. Here's how to do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My yearning to find answers for better health has been quite an adventure and also quite expensive. Here is a summary of my investigation.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Canada is home to a universal health care system but how does it work, what does it cost, and how does it stack up to the system in the United States remain regular questions from people on both sides of the border.