70% percent of medical reasons people visit the emergency department can be taken care of at a walk in clinic or by calling your primary care physician. Part of the reason behind this high percentage rate is confusion on when to go to the emergency department.
As the school year approaches, adjusting the back to school sleep schedule can be a challenge for some . On this weeks Medical Monday we talk about how to help students get back into their routine and how much sleep students should be getting.
Beautiful summer weather, gardening and enjoying other outdoor activities things we we look forward to all winter. During these hotter months we need to stay hydrated, as dehydration is a very common occurrence.
The covid pandemic led a lot of professions to look for online options. That includes the medical field. Northern Light Health, including Northern Light AR Gould launched a new virtual walk in clinic. It’s this weeks Medical Monday with Kelly O’Mara.
From awareness to acceptance. That's the shift the autism community is pushing for. In March of 2021 the Autism Society of America announced the formal shift from April being Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month. The goal of this shift is to foster acceptance to ignite change through improved support and opportunities in education, employment, accessible housing, affordable health care and comprehensive long-term services.
Other than skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the United States and the third most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women. This, according to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society also estimates that more than 104,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and health care professionals are taking advantage to remind people of the importance of screening.
It's estimated that about 400,000 patients per year in the United States die due to medical error or preventable harm events, this according to the Journal of Patient Safety. Hospitals are putting an emphasis on patient safety, especially in March, as they acknowledge Patient Safety Week.
February is Pediatric ENT or Ear, Nose and Throat awareness month. While one of the most common reasons children see an ENT is for issues with their ears, especially ear infections, hearing loss is also on the rise.
February is American Heart Month. So doctors are encouraging people to focus on their cardiovascular health. In part one of a two series on heart health we look at the different types of heart attacks and some warning signs to be looking for.
Some of the most common injuries people get in the winter are pulled muscles, muscle spasms, lower back pain from shoveling, or broken bones from falling on the ice. But those are not the only issues people can deal with in the winter months.
When you're sick and in the hospital, most are hoping to get home as soon as possible. But making the transition from full time care to home life can be challenging. That's where transitional care comes into play.
The holidays are here and with that comes many holiday traditions...one of those traditions is Christmas lights. But while many find them beautiful to look at, for others, they can negatively effect their health. It's today Medical Monday.
Hospice care is an option for people once they reach the last 6 months of their lives. But many are not taking advantage of this option early enough to make a difference in their comfort and length of life.