It’s the Sneezy Season … but My Kids Can’t Take Pills and Nothing Else Relieves Their Symptoms!
I don’t know about you, but fall is the worst season for my kids and their allergies. As the leaves change colors and fall off the trees, the mold takes hold, and they start sneezing and coughing and get all congested. It’s not just my kids suffering; these “allergy colds” spread through their schools like wildfire – and speaking of wildfire, there is one burning nearby sending smoke and ash into the neighborhood making their allergies even worse. It’s a double whammy!
Let’s face it, we are all getting older … this includes me as you can clearly see from the fine lines, always needing glasses and hitch in my giddy-up.
Healthy aging is all about celebrating the positive aspects of getting older and focusing on our changing physical and mental needs. So, to help us all age fabulously, the FDA and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have several tips:
Back to School! … So, What Do I Do With These Medications for My Child?
It’s time to put away the beach balls and bathing suits and get out the backpacks and books. Kids are back in school!
Going back to school can be a very exciting time for kids – they get to see their friends, use new school supplies and wear new school clothes – but for some, heading back to school can be very stressful. Adding to that stress could be the need to take medication during the school day.
Fun in the Sun is Not so Fun Now That You’re Sick and Have to Take These Pills
The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising and the kids are out of school. It’s summertime! As you head out to the pool, park or beach for a little fun in the sun, it turns out it may not be as fun as you’d hoped thanks to some common summertime illnesses and bites or stings.
June is National Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of men’s health and wellness. The purpose of National Men’s Health Month is to highlight the unique health challenges that men face and to promote healthy behaviors that can help prevent common health problems. This month-long observance encourages men to take control of their health by making positive changes in their lifestyle and seeking regular medical checkups.
Medicating for Mental Health Doesn’t Have to be an Obstacle
Tens of millions of Americans are living with various mental health conditions that sometimes require routine therapy sessions and taking medications throughout the day. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and while it is important to bring attention to mental health during this month, it is a significant issue to be mindful of all year long.
Inflammation, Reflux, and Swollen Vocal Cords – How a Silent Reflux Diagnosis led me to MEDCOAT
When I recently accepted the news of a silent reflux diagnosis I had no idea the domino effect it would have on my treatment. Silent reflux, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux, is often referred to as silent because it usually does not cause symptoms in the chest. This gastrointestinal condition causes a backup of stomach acid to flow to the throat, larynx, and esophagus. After identifying the issue, I quickly found out that silent reflux would affect me in more ways than one.
A cancer diagnosis and a solution to help – my experience as a caretaker for my father
Sitting in the Oncologist’s office as they delivered the life-altering news of my father’s cancer diagnosis was an emotional moment. After the initial shock subsided, the list of next steps began running through my mind at such a fast pace I could barely think. As my father’s main caregiver, I am responsible for scheduling doctor’s visits, arranging chemo appointments, picking up prescription medications, planning nutritious meals, and removing the daily stressors that can negatively affect his health and wellness.