I have had diabetes my entire life, and I am very thankful for the fact that modern medical discoveries have helped me live a happy, healthy life despite my disease. I have had to watch what I eat and take medications daily for most of my life, and while i used to feel like I was "missing out" when other children were able to eat sugary candy and I wasn't, I eventually learned that sugar-free candy tastes great. I am always keeping up on the latest diabetes research, and while researching, I have also learned about many other diseases and ailments and how they are treated and controlled. I know others are too busy to browse a bunch of medical websites, like I like to do, so I decided to start a blog that others can visit that contains information on a variety of medical topics all in one place!
28 June 2018
Characterized by ongoing pain that affects the muscles and joints, fibromyalgia can affect a person's physical and emotional well-being. Not only are the causes unknown, but there is no cure for fibromyalgia, either, making it one of the most difficult disorders to have. Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is also one of the most common pain disorders, affecting an estimated 10 million people in the United States. Medications are often prescribed to manage the pain, but these medications can cause other side effects.
18 May 2018
If you play tennis or golf, work with your hands, or even spend most of your day typing, you may find that your elbows become tight and sore quite often. Usually, this soreness can be attributed to a tendon or muscle injury. The best thing you can do to heal the injury is to take some time off from any activity that requires use of your arms and elbows. Beyond that, you can incorporate one or more of the following exercises into your routine in order to strengthen and stretch your elbows.
9 April 2018
Addiction counselors will commonly recommend that you get a sponsor after you complete treatment. Having this person in your life and available to talk to 24 hours a day, seven days a week can be instrumental in helping you to avoid relapsing. Without a sponsor, it can be easy to feel alone and be tempted to revert to old habits — which will wipe out the positive progress that you made during your treatment program.
20 March 2018
When your child reaches the toddler years, he or she becomes better able to communicate with you, so it's a little easier to tell when he or she is under the weather. Still, it's not always obvious whether your child has a mild ailment or is seriously ill. A good guideline is to take your child in for prompt medical treatment if he or she displays any of the following signs.
29 January 2018
It can be a shock when a teacher or administrator from your teenager's school contacts you to say that your teen's attendance has been lacking — especially if your teen has indicated that he or she is always present in class. While discipline from the school may be forthcoming, and you may seek to provide your own disciplinary measures, you should also keep in mind that there may be a potentially concerning reason for your teen's truancy.