I recently had to get a tetanus shot… even as a healthy adult! Here’s why you would need to get a tetanus vaccine, what it’s like, and the symptoms of lockjaw. And in case you’re wondering… yes, even if you were vaccinated as a child against tetanus, you still need to get a tetanus shot as an adult!
Doctors And Hospitals
Do you fear going to the doctor? Scared about your diagnosis? Have anxiety whenever you enter the hospital? We can help! Here you'll find steps to relieve anxiety, what to expect when you arrive for testing at the hospital, and a helpful tips for dealing with common diagnoses and health scares. If you have to visit a doctor or hospital soon, check here first -- we're probably talking about it here!
After a painful fall with no broken bones, should you see a chiropractor or go to the ER? Here’s the best treatment after a fall and how to get pain relief… fast! See when you should go to the ER. When it’s okay to wait things out. When to see a chiropractor for pain relief.
My girlfriend didn’t know about the GoodRX app — and she was really upset when she learned that she could’ve saved $140 on a recent prescription of Tamiflu for her daughter. So I thought there may be others who don’t know about Good RX yet either. Here’s how you can get prescription discounts and start saving on your medications immediately by using the GoodRX app (…it’s FREE).
I recently went for a diagnostic 3D mammogram following a traditional 2D mammogram. Here’s what I learned about who should consider having 3D breast imaging done, and how health care providers and insurance are involved.
Have sleep problems? Me too. I recently spent the night at a Sleep Center to participate in a sleep study to see if I might have obstructive sleep apnea. Here’s what my sleep test was like (with sleep study pictures), plus some of my best tips to help you prepare for your own sleep study test. See what I wish I’d known before staying in a sleep study room and being attached to all of those sleep study wires!
I suffer from ongoing neck pain. My favorite ‘adjustment’ at the chiropractor’s office (up til now) has been what I refer to as ‘the neck crack’ or ‘that one that twists your neck’. Then, I read about the dangers of having a chiropractor crack your neck, so I studied up on it. Here’s what I’ve learned about neck manipulation — both from having it done myself and from talking to my chiropractor and others about it.
Wondering how to clear a clogged ear? Good news… it can be done naturally! I’ve tried these home remedies for clogged ears with great results. Here are 8 natural ways to relieve the pain and unclog ears yourself.
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
I had thyroid surgery. I had no idea what it would be like. So to give you a better idea of what to expect after thyroid surgery, I’m sharing my detailed thyroid surgery recovery story — complete with my thyroid scar photos and tips that I hope will help to speed up your thyroid surgery recovery time.
There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to how much Vitamin C is really safe to take on a daily basis. We clarify the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C that is safely allowed per day, along with signs that you might be experiencing a Vitamin C overdose.
With so many rehab facilities out there how can you choose the one that’s right for you? I can help you choose the right addiction treatment for you based on the abused substance, length of use, legal issues surrounding use, and other ways to find the best treatment for you.
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
Having an MRI scan? I just had my first one and here are the 13 things I wish I had known before having an MRI. Between the clothing removal and the hammering sounds, I was nervous. But you don’t have to be — here’s why…
Having blood work done soon? I once had a fear of needles, but now I don’t. It’s not a painful process for most. Here are my best tips for getting through a blood test.
Have a loved one in need of a family intervention for alcohol or drug abuse? I’ve been there. Here’s my experience with how an addition intervention works – so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect.
The decision to choose Obamacare or private health insurance is a tricky one. Which is the right health care plan for you? Some things I’ve learned might help you decide.
Wonder if you should get the BRCA test or not? Me too! Here’s what you need to know about BRCA testing – to help you decide if you should do it or not.
Need help but not sure where to turn? You’re in luck! Online counseling and life coaching is available wherever you are… as long as you can get online.
Anyone can fall victim to prescription drug abuse without even realizing it… I did! I’m proof these tips will get you through prescription drug addiction.
Nervous about donating blood? These 5 simple steps will help you avoid negative side effects when giving blood. So there’s no reason to be nervous anymore!
A LOT of my friends and relatives have had total knee replacement surgery. You probably have some fears about the surgery & questions about the recovery. Here’s what you need to know.
If you’re anxious about getting a CT scan, these tips from someone who’s been there with scanxiety might help. Here’s how to worry less over your CT scans!
Wondering how to get Obamacare insurance… fast? Here are my own tips & tricks, as a freelancer who used the insurance marketplace for the first time.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a serious women’s issue which typically affects women after childbirth, a hysterectomy, or menopause. This condition has a rocky history when it comes to its popular means of treatment – transvaginal mesh – which has led to complications and even lawsuits. Here’s what you need to know.
Here are some important points about CT scans that everyone needs to know. CT scan radiation is a serious issue. Here’s when to say NO to a Cat Scan.
I suffered from panic attacks and was diagnosed with panic disorder. See all of the natural remedies for panic attacks that worked for me. As a result, I don’t have panic attacks anymore.
The following health blogs and website portals will give you a leg up on the latest and greatest things that affect your health. Here are the best health blogs and Twitter accounts to follow in order to stay up-to-date on all of the health issues that are important to you.
There are literally hundreds of health-related myths and old wives tales. Fortunately, technology is catching up with most of these now, and their validity is being questioned.
Here are some of the more common health myths debunked.
Ever wonder which medicines the doctors themselves use to treat everyday colds, flu, upset stomach, headaches and other minor aches & pains? In a survey of 5 leading female doctors in the U.S, these doctors had very similar opinions regarding the best products on the market. Plus, 3 out of 5 of them used the exact same products! Do you use these?…
These sites rise above the rest. Each is well-respected for the quality and quantity of the information they provide pertaining to health and medicine. Specifically… the breadth and depth of information found on these sites ranges from ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’, and the reliability and quality of the information itself featured on each of these sites rates from ‘very good’ to ‘excellent’. Bonus: Each site features minimal or no paid advertising!
The well-respected consumer product authority, Consumer Reports, has started reviewing medications as well. Their free Web site compares medications in terms of price, effectiveness, and safety.