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.
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.
Swallowing pills can be problematic for so many. Whether you take one pill or several, occasionally or on a daily basis, these 5 tips and tricks may give you the help you need to avoid any pill-swallowing difficulties.
We all want to start the new year off right by leaving bad habits in the past and establishing new practices that will improve our overall health and well-being. However, before you start choosing the typical “exercise more” and “eat healthy” resolutions, get down to the roots of your health status FIRST. Learning what ailments or conditions you have can directly link to the challenges you are faced with and may help you better understand how to maneuver those struggles to find the results you are wanting.