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First Aid Guide to Allergic Reactions

2019-01-09T13:27:10+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider.Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award® Understanding Allergic Reactions An allergic reaction occurs when a person’s immune system produces antibodies to protect them from a seemingly harmful substance (called an allergen). For

First Aid Guide to Allergic Reactions 2019-01-09T13:27:10+00:00

Cast Care

2019-01-09T13:25:49+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider.Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award® Types of Casts A cast is used to keep a part of the body stable and immobile. This is done to prevent movement of the arm

Cast Care 2019-01-09T13:25:49+00:00

Caring for your wound

2019-01-09T12:31:08+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award® Closing the Wound There are several types of wounds that happen as a result of an injury to the skin. These include puncture wounds, abrasions,

Caring for your wound 2019-01-09T12:31:08+00:00

Antibiotic Safety

2019-01-09T12:20:27+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award​® What are Antibiotics? Antibiotics are powerful medications used to treat infections caused by ​bacteria​. They do ​not​ work against infections that are caused by ​viruses​.It’s

Antibiotic Safety 2019-01-09T12:20:27+00:00

Understanding Anesthesia

2019-01-09T12:12:08+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award​® What is Anesthesia? Anesthesia is the use of medicine to prevent or reduce the feeling of pain during a surgery or procedure. Anesthesia can be

Understanding Anesthesia 2019-01-09T12:12:08+00:00

Your Hospital Stay: Preventing Common Infections

2019-01-09T12:04:22+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award​® Preventing Common Infections During Your HospitalStay According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 25 hospital patients gets an infection. Infections can be life threatening, but

Your Hospital Stay: Preventing Common Infections 2019-01-09T12:04:22+00:00

Treating Bone Fractures

2019-01-09T11:46:23+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award® Understanding Bone Fractures A fracture, or broken bone, occurs when an outside force applied to the bone is too great for the bone to bear.

Treating Bone Fractures 2019-01-09T11:46:23+00:00

Knee Replacement

2019-01-09T11:38:51+00:00

This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice or to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease or condition. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider. Content Provided by Women’s Choice Award® Overview Knee replacement surgery is for individuals with severe knee damage, and is performed to relieve pain and restore function to the joint. In ​total

Knee Replacement 2019-01-09T11:38:51+00:00

Orthopedics: Living with Your New Joint

2019-01-09T11:30:13+00:00

Most people can resume many of their daily activities after a joint replacement. From walking and biking to traveling and gardening, a new joint should allow you to live your life to the fullest- without pain. Nonetheless, there are some adjustments to your lifestyle: Airport Security Metal Detectors: The majority of hip and knee replacement devices will set off airport metal detectors. You may want

Orthopedics: Living with Your New Joint 2019-01-09T11:30:13+00:00

Stroke- A Caregiver’s Guide

2019-01-09T11:23:56+00:00

Cognitive Changes:​ ​Stroke can cause damage to parts of the brain responsible for memory, judgment, learning, problem solving, and awareness. Stroke survivors may have short attention spans and may lose their ability to understand meaning or learn new tasks. Below are some tips for yourself and your caregiver: Break down tasks into simple steps and repeat yourself when necessary. Set a routine and stay organized.

Stroke- A Caregiver’s Guide 2019-01-09T11:23:56+00:00
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