The Importance of Selecting a PCP When You Have a Rheumatic Disease

When you have a rheumatic disease, your relationship with your primary care physician (PCP) is more important because they are part of your disease-management team. Being more selective about your PCP can improve your satisfaction with your overall healthcare and improve management of your condition. Reducing Access Problems Access to a rheumatologist can be difficult for some patients. One concern is living in an area where you must travel great distances to reach a specialist, but things are also difficult when there are few rheumatologists in the area and the few specialists available are often backlogged with patients. Read More 

New Inhaler Users: Are You Making These Common Mistakes?

If you've recently been prescribed an inhaler for asthma or another condition, then you may still be getting used to using it. The sensation of breathing in an aerosol medication can be a bit strange at first, as can properly positioning the inhaler in your mouth. It's normal to take time to adapt, but whether you're been using your inhaler for three days or thirty years, you must make sure you're avoiding these common mistakes. Read More 

Child Brush Their Teeth Too Fast? Tips To Help That Toothbrush Work Harder

Many kids do not like to brush their teeth, and when they do they go at warp speed. Because oral care is very important, you need to make sure your child is brushing their teeth long enough. The amount of time they need to be brushing is two minutes each day, twice a day. If you are having this problem, below are some tips on keeping that toothbrush in your child's mouth a bit longer. Read More 

How Palliative Care Can Help A Person Suffering From Muscular Dystrophy

There is no cure for muscular dystrophy, and watching your spouse suffer through it can be difficult, especially when the doctors tell you there is nothing more they can do. If you are in this position and want to make sure the rest of your spouse's life is as comfortable, happy, and satisfying as possible, you may want to consider looking into palliative care. Here are three questions you may have about palliative care. Read More 

Frequently Asked Questions About Saline Nasal Spray

Saline nasal spray is one of the most frequently used types of nasal sprays. This type of spray can be used when you have a cold, allergies or a dry nose. However, if you aren't very familiar with this type of spray, you may have many questions about it. Getting answers to your questions will better help you to understand when this type of nasal spray can be used, how you can make your own and how to properly clean the nasal bottle to prevent the spread of germs. Read More