Posts made in July, 2015

Adjusting To An Artificial Limb

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

Everyone reacts to losing a limb differently. It isn’t a simple process, and it’s normal to experience feelings of shock, anger, and depression. However, with a good support system, planning, and determination, you can adjust to your new artificial limb and continue to live a happy, fulfilled life. Prepare Yourself Emotionally If possible begin preparing yourself emotionally before your amputation surgery. Even though you don’t know exactly how you will react once your surgery is complete, trying to cope with your emotions before the surgery can make your post-surgery experience easier. Talk to your friends and family about your feelings, especially any fears that you have. Discuss the ways that your daily life will change after your surgery with the members I. Your household and make any changes needed to your home. Join a support group for amputees to talk about your feelings, your surgery, and your recovery with people who really understand what you’re going through. Have Your Prosthetic Fitted Regularly After your amputation surgery, the remainder of your limb is swollen. As the limb heals, the size and shape of the limb changes. So, you need to have regular fittings for your prosthetic. After all, if your artificial limb is uncomfortable, you’re less likely to use it....

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5 Tips For Spotting A Fake Online Pharmacy

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

Online pharmacies save you a lot of time and energy, they are convenient and you can have medication delivered to your door. However, there are certain things you should know in order to protect yourself from unscrupulous people who set up online pharmacies in order to provide a fake service. Here are some things you should look out for so that you can spot a fake online pharmacy.  Prescription Medicine Without A Prescription You should never be able to purchase prescription medication without a prescription. This is a big red flag that something is wrong.  Avoid this kind of pharmacy as they are usually fake. Worldwide Shipping While the promise of worldwide shipping may make an online pharmacy appear to have a wide reach, this is another red flag that you should be aware of. Most drugs need to go through a formal approval process before they can be distributed worldwide, so unless the online pharmacy can provide proof of such approval, this is usually a false claim. No Physical Address Legitimate online pharmacies will have a physical address and a phone number. Never buy drugs from an online pharmacy unless you call and verify that their phone line works. You should be able to connect with a customer...

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3 Care Services For Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Blog, Health & Medical

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the ill person’s abilities to function normally, both mentally and physically, deteriorate. Because of this, many people with Alzheimer’s – or even other types of dementia – require in home care or to be placed in a care home dedicated to those with dementia and the elderly. However, care homes are not the only option. Adult Day Care Centers Adult day care centers are perfect during the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. If you work during the day but are also a full-time caregiver for an Alzheimer’s patient, then this is a solution. Adult day care centers provide counseling and therapy, have fun activities and games, give patients opportunities to socialize with others, provide health services (weighing, administering medication, etc.,), and manage behavior related to their condition. It is also worth noting that adult day care centers are not exclusively for Alzheimer’s but also for other types of dementia. In Home Care There are different types of in home care: Personal care (the “usual” in home care service) – provides help with dressing, eating, bathing, using the bathroom, exercising, getting out of bed, walking, etc. Licensed health professional home care – this type of in home care is for those who require medical attention, meaning those...

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