Did you know that every day, 21 people die waiting for an organ transplant? There are over 120,000 people currently on the waiting list for a transplant. Every person has the ability to change these statistics by registering to be an organ donor.
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.