A shift in health care toward reduced hospital stays and an aging population are both factors that make caring for a friend or family member at home a growing part of today’s health care scene. Caring for someone medically outside the traditional hospital setting is not a new idea. Well before modern medicine, people were cared for at home out of necessity.
A problem with bowel habits is something people don’t want to discuss, but when it affects your life, it may be time to take action. Commonly, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is to blame. Affecting up to 20 percent of the population, IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder and is diagnosed in men, women and children.
Many women experience menstrual issues at some point in their lives, but when is abnormal uterine bleeding a problem? Ob/Gyn Katherine Callaghan, MD, discusses the causes of this common gynecologic concern and when women should see their physician.
Thanks to Sarah Hamel from our nutrition department for guest blogging for us.
We’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is especially true for children as it is the perfect time to refuel in the morning to prepare for the school day. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, kids who eat breakfast are more focused, perform better in school, are better able to manage their weight, and eat healthier overall compared with those who don’t eat breakfast.
Although any breakfast is better than no breakfast, what kids eat is vital too.