Doctor-Patient Etiquette: What To Do When Your Doctor Passes Away

All people die. That is simply a fact of life. However, it can still be difficult when the deceased is someone you know, like your primary care physician. Your doctor has probably been seeing you through most of your illnesses and injuries for a large chunk of your life, and it can leave quite a big hole when he or she passes away. What do you do? What is appropriate for doctor-patient relationships in this situation? Read More 

2 Tips For Setting Up An Appointment For Your Baby’s Routine Well-Child Visit

After having a baby, you probably already know the importance of taking your new child to their regular pediatrician appointments. However, you may be concerned about how to optimally time these visits. If so, use the following tips when you call and set up an appointment for your baby's routine well-child visit. Check Your Own Schedule First The first thing you want to do before you pick up the phone to make the appointment is to check your own schedule. Read More 

Helping Grieving Guests When Hosting A Funeral

If you recently had a family member pass away, and you are in the process of planning a funeral to honor the life they lived, it is likely you will be thinking about your guests during this process. Making sure guests are provided with a caring atmosphere and comforts to help them deal with the situation at hand is important. Here are some tips you can use to aid in keeping your guests calm when attending the funeral for your loved one. Read More 

Spinal Fracture Myths And Misconceptions

Back injuries can be a very disruptive problem for a person to experience. Unfortunately, while this is a serious problem to have, people are often poorly informed patients when it concerns these injuries. In particular, spinal fractures can be a serious problem that will require patients to be accurately informed to avoid potentially serious complications. Myth: A Broken Back Will Always Mean You Become Paralyzed There is a common misconception that a broken back will always result in a person instantly becoming paralyzed. Read More 

4 Ways Follicle Stimulating Hormone Tests Are Used

Follicle stimulating hormones are typically produced by the pituitary gland to serve reproductive functions. For women, the hormones help to regulate the menstrual cycle and production of eggs. For men, follicle stimulating hormones control sperm production at a constant rate. When a couple has problems with infertility, a specialist will want to measure the amounts of hormones each partner is producing to determine if everything is functioning properly. 1. Testing can help determine the cause of infertility. Read More