You know, as a person who flies a
lot, Iíve heard about DVT over the
years; but now it seems that DVT
affects a lot more people than
commonly thought and affects more
people than just long-distance
DVT affects roughly 3 million people
each year, and 300 thousand die
annually from a DVT complication
called pulmonary embolism. Thatís
more than breast cancer and AIDs
is DVT and what are some of the risk
factors for it?
stands for deep vein thrombosis, and
the risk factors for a DVT blood
clot include restricted mobility
because of hospitalization or due to
acute illness or certain surgeries
such as hip replacement or knee
replacement surgery...read more
Before Itís Too Late:
Planning for an Emergency
By Hilary Gibson, Staff Writer
Children are usually taught about
fire safety and disaster preparedness in school.
Experts in the field, such as firefighters, teach
through demonstrating how a family should safely and
quickly evacuate their house during a fire, or how
to seek shelter during a natural disaster, like a
tornado or hurricane...read more
Fear of Falling
Preventing Falls and Fear
By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, APRN-BC, GNP, APNP
Most caregivers are aware of
the importance of preventing falls. When a fall occurs,
the results can be life-changing. While we all realize
the significance of a broken bone that may result from a
fall, what we sometimes fail to acknowledge is the
broken spirit that may occur after a fall...read more
Home Healthcare: An Attractive Alternative
By Michael Plontz, Staff Writer
The majority of caregivers
would like to keep their loved ones as close to them
as possible. Itís a way to gain better control over
their care and studies show that loved ones often
fair better in familiar surroundings. However,
giving care in the home can be a little overwhelming
while trying to keep up with lifeís other
responsibilities. Home healthcare may be the answer...read
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