Author: Emma Sturgis
Emma is a freelance writer based in Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and rock climbing. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
Living with chronic pain is not something that people would ever choose. It’s something that creeps up on you as you develop certain medical conditions or occurs suddenly from an injury or accident. Some people are born with disabilities that cause a lifetime of pain. Nevertheless, you could stay home and focus on pain or you could find ways to work around it. Pain medicine and therapy only do so much to manage or eliminate pain. Here are 4 things that you can try at work: Ask your boss to change your work conditions or requirements to avoid painful postures ... Read more
Everyone feels a bit sluggish and tired from time to time, but if you’re constantly struggling with fatigue, it may be time to look at what’s causing you to feel tired. There are many reasons you might feel a bit sleepy, here are five of the most common. Allergies Allergies and the symptoms that come with them can be common reasons for fatigue. Allergies and their symptoms can be easily managed once you’ve been diagnosed by a doctor. To reduce fatigue symptoms, you’ll need to determine what your allergy trigger is and work to avoid it. If you can’t, there ... Read more
When you have just experienced the end of an important romantic relationship, you could feel devastated and unable to go about your normal activities because of the sadness and hurt. There are a few things that you can do that will not be healthy. You want to avoid burying your feelings, rushing into a new relationship, and maintaining daily contact with the person who is no longer attached to you. You can empower yourself to heal and to form new friendships with these tips as a guide: Get into a regular exercise program This is a tough one for some ... Read more
Wearing high heels is a good way to dress up an outfit for a special occasion. However, heels can cause foot pain. However, you can minimize foot pain by following a few tips listed below. Save Heels for Special Occasions It’s best to only wear heels for special occasions. Weddings, funerals, and job interviews are perhaps some of the types of occasions at which you should put on your heels. Wearing them daily is probably not worth the stress on your back and feet. Get Regular Foot Baths Many women go to salons for pedicures. This is especially relaxing after ... Read more
Death is inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult. This is especially true when someone dies unexpectedly or at a young age. If you are grieving a death, you have every reason to be sad, but you want to make sure you’re not surrendering yourself to despondency. Here are four coping strategies to help you heal. Find a Grief Counselor Understandably, you may feel intense sadness. Keep in mind that, without a proper outlet to discuss your emotions, they may overwhelm you. That’s why there are professionals who work to help people grieving deaths. You want to find ... Read more
The primary purpose of your home is to protect you and your loved ones from exposure to the elements. This is a place where you should feel safe, secure and comfortable. Unfortunately, many people live in homes that have various risk factors present, and these factors may be causing minor bothersome symptoms. In some cases, serious health issues may be developing. These are a few of the many ways that your home may be making you sick and what you can do about it. A Dirty HVAC System Indoor air quality is directly linked to the quality and condition of ... Read more
Regardless of whether you have been injured in an accident or while participating in an athletic event, dealing with an injury can be a long and painful experience. While you are recovering, you may feel frustrated about your inability to workout or to pursue your fitness goals in other ways. Some injuries may take many long weeks or months to recover from. As you look forward at your goals, you may realize that you can only accomplish those goals after you have fully recovered from your injuries. These tips can help you to regain your health. Follow Your Doctor’s Recommendations ... Read more
If you are like a growing number of people who want to retain your youthful appearance for as long as possible, then you must do something meaningful to preserve the health of your skin. Even the best skin-care routine, however, cannot hold back the weight of time forever, and many find themselves with sagging skin and wrinkles. Luckily, you don’t need to go under the knife to solve this problem. Thanks to modern technology, there are cosmetic procedures that are non-surgical and still give the same, if not better results. Here are just four of the major benefits of nonsurgical ... Read more
Working in the medical field can be incredibly fulfilling for people who are empathetic, sensitive, and ambitious.
Exercise injuries are unfortunately common and can be caused by many different factors. For example, overuse and poor body mechanics are a few of the many causes of exercise-related injuries. Regardless of the type of injury that you are dealing with, you understandably want to restore your health so that you can continue to work out regularly and to achieve specific fitness goals that you have set. By following these important health tips, you bounce back faster and more easily after experiencing an injury. Allow Your Body Time to Rest Many exercise injuries involve issues with muscles and joints, and ... Read more
Mistakes can happen even in the medical field, but you may choose to take legal action if you believe that any health care provider has been guilty of medical malpractice.
When you seek any type of medical care, you understandably expect that care to benefit you in various ways. However, complications can occur. In some instances, complications are related to rare risks and side effects that your doctor may have disclosed to you. In other cases, however, complications may be caused by faulty equipment, tainted medications, improper surgical techniques and other factors that could have been avoided. If you are dealing with complications related to the latter type of events, you may have some recourse available to you. Seek a Second Opinion Your health is understandably your top priority, so ... Read more