• The Importance of Activity As We Grow Older


    As our parents grow older we worry about if they are happy and healthy. We want them to be because they raised us and took care of us when we were small and weak. Its only fair that we take care of them as they grow and ironically become smaller and weaker. That said, the key towards making sure that our parents are happy and healthy is to make sure that they stay as active as possible.

    Being active is actually the key to being happy in our older age. For instance, studies have found that senior citizens in their 70s or later feel less lonely. The numbers showed that only 12% felt lonely when they were staying active. Conversely, 22% of elders who weren’t as active felt lonely.

    The reason for this, included in the need to remain physic Continue Reading

  • The Explosion of Proton Therapy

    Proton therapy for cancer

    The way that we treat cancer is going through a massive change, and hardly anyone?s heard about it. Proton therapy, a new, highly targeted form of radiation therapy, has become so a sought-after that there simply aren?t enough clinics to accommodate the demand.
    While proton therapy has been around as early as the mid-nineties in the US (and even further back in Europe), it has only recently begun to become widely known, if it is still not widely available.
    What separates proton therapy from the older, more conventional forms of radiation therapy is the ability to zero in on a small number of targeted malign cells while doing comparatively little damage to the surrounding cells. This makes it an ideal procedure for people with cancer in sensitive areas, and is a great method of eye, spinal c Continue Reading

  • How Safe is Your Prescription Pharmaceutical?

    Track and trace serialisation

    The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most important industries in our country. The existence of today?s pharmaceuticals corrects medical conditions, solves bacterial problems, and keeps medical symptoms under control. Yet, the same pharmaceuticals that provide a positive benefit to so many people?s lives can also have a negative effect. For this reason, the government sets high regulations and standards on the way that pharmaceutical companies do business. The following aspects of the medical pharmaceuticals are important.

    Does the drug do more good than bad?
    In some medical conditions, the negative side effects of a drug are worth it, if they are correcting life changing medical symptoms. Sometimes, taking the bad with the good is necessary. When some medi Continue Reading

  • What Constitutes A Successful Athlete? The Answer Lies In Psychotherapy

    Importance of mental training for athletes

    It’s hard enough trying to complete your studies and train on a daily basis without mental health tripping you up. Psychology is inexorably linked to physical health — when your mental health is suffering, every other element in your life stands to follow suit. The important of mental training for athletes cannot be understated, with psychotherapy becoming more and more a common resource for those attempting to balance school, training and a social life. Just like your body, your mind can be trained to be more focused, more balanced and, overall, more happy.

    What Is Sports Psychology?

    While psychology has similarities across multiple diff Continue Reading

  • Benefits of Using Home Medical Equipment for Sleep Apnea

    Home oxygen systems

    It can sometimes be difficult to diagnose a sleep disorder on your own. Research shows that around 42 million adults in the United States have breathing difficulties from sleep disorders. One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea. One out of five adults has a mild form of obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, 1 in 15 adults have more severe obstructive sleep apnea. If you are or suspect you might be suffering from sleep apnea, there is a solution. Home medical equipment designed to improve your breathing can greatly improve sleep apnea symptoms.

    What is Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects your breathing while you sleep. There are various forms of sleep apnea that a person can suffer from. An apnea is a term used for when breathing stops. If you Continue Reading

  • Does Your Spouse Suffer from Sleep Apnea?

    Gently used cpap machines and bipap machines

    You have finally been getting a good night’s sleep.
    Once your husband finally went to the doctor, after months of you suggesting that he do so, he was diagnosed with sleep apnea. The CPAP nasal pillow that he was prescribed has worked wonders. He rests better and you rest easier because you are not concerned about him.
    CPAP nasal pillows and other sleep apnea treatments like a minimal contact full face mask can make a world of difference to both the sleep apnea sufferer, as well as the spouse and the family. Although the statistics indicate that as many as 18 million Americans suffer from this condition, the reality is that the family of a sleep apnea sufferer is only worrying about one person Continue Reading