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7 Health Benefits That Make Medical Marijuana Worth Legalizing.

Medical marijuana has become widely accepted in recent years, with many states making the decision to legalize the use of cannabis. Although the federal government has not yet changed the drug laws across the nation, even the Department of Justice has largely accepted the changes that states have made. There are medical marijuana dispensaries popping up all across the states where it’s legal, and there are even companies like BioTrackTHC offering specialized software for dispensaries selling marijuana! Read More »

The Dangers Of Commonly Misused Medical Terms.

In the world of medicine, it is absolutely critical that all notes and instructions from the medical team treating a patient be precise and correct. Inferred assumptions and misunderstandings can cost someone their health, or more importantly, their life. One of the most dangerous issues that can occur in the medical field is the incorrect use of words that sound similar to one another. Here are a few examples of common medical terms that sound alike but have very different meanings. Read More »

Anxiety, Depression And Pain Can All Be Treated With Meditation.

Doctors have been so quick to prescribe medications for various issues because pharmaceutical drugs seemed to promise the relief of suffering. Eventually there was a pill to treat every single problem a human being can have: depression, anxiety, high cholesterol, insomnia, pain, and the list goes on. As more research is conducted, and the problems of prescription drugs have reached epidemic proportions, the medical and mental health communities are shifting toward alternative forms of treatment in an effort to answer the question: can modalities like meditation be more effective than medication in helping those suffering from any ailment? Read More »

5 Signs That Your First Aid Course Is Of No Use.

The number of employers that want to hire people who have prior first aid training has more than doubled in the past three years. Today, more Australian employers want to hire people who have undergone a first aid course mainly because it helps to ensure that their workplace has an added layer of safety. However, the emphasis on first aid training varies with the nature of job and industry, for instance, people who know first aid are preferred as construction site supervisors as opposed to chartered accountants. This has mainly led to many people seeking first aid course certificates but the drawback of this push being that 60% of people who have done a course walk out with no lifesaving knowledge. Below we look at five things that should help you spot a shady first aid course. Read More »

Medical Marvels: 6 Amazing Medical Advancements In The Past Decade.

Of all the things that the past decade has brought, developments in the medical field arguably top the list. Whether it was preventative medicine such as a new vaccine or new kinds of treatment, for example, in the field of stem cell transplants, the last decade has seen dramatic changes in the medical field with the promise of even more developments to come. Here, then, are six amazing medical advancements of the last ten years: Read More »

Medical Malpractice – How to Keep It from Happening.

People tend to fully trust their doctors because they are medical professionals. But these experts are only human, and they do make mistakes. Even though they are armed with knowledge, they might make errors because of fatigue, misinformation, misinterpretation of information, inexperience and several other factors. When unfortunate incidents occur, the person at fault can be sued by a patient for medical malpractice. Read More »

Common Misconceptions About Hospice Care.

If you’re considering hospice care for a family member or loved one, you undoubtedly have many concerns about this decision on top of all the other thoughts, fears and anxieties swimming around in your mind about the situation in general. The fact of the matter is, though, that an ideal hospice environment will strengthen patients and their family members with emotional care as well as spiritual guidance. Unlike some of the things you might have heard, hospice can also offer a time of grace. When caregivers are motivated by love and a sense of caring, and when an environment of comfort and respect is created, the experience can be a treasured one for all. And while hope might seem like the last thing you’d find in hospice, there are comprehensive care facilities that offer more hope than you might imagine. Knowing that your loved one’s and your own needs will be met, and that the needs and preferences of the patient and family will be given the utmost respect and consideration every step of the way, provides peace of mind that makes this journey a treasured one. You still may have heard a lot of things about hospice care that make you feel uneasy. Rest assured that these are just misconceptions and myths about hospice care. Once you learn more, it should be evident that hospice care can be an experience filled with strength, grace and hope. Before you make a decision, be sure to understand the difference between misconceptions and the facts about hospice. Read More »

Don’t Sue Me! 5 Tips For Avoiding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.

If you want to work in the health care industry, you need to prepare yourself for long, tiring, and, oftentimes, sleepless shifts. It's not a regular office job where you'll often be sitting down and making reports. Doctors and nurses are usually on their feet during an entire eight- or twelve-hour shift. Most of the time, their bathroom breaks are brief, and they can't even enjoy an entire meal without being paged. Still, so many people prefer to work in this industry.Some like it because they are paid well. But others choose to stick to their profession because they want to help. Whatever one's reason is for working in health care, the fact is that saving lives or helping to improve other people's lives is very rewarding. However, professionals working in this field face many challenges, one of which is getting sued for medical malpractice. Read More »

Overview Of Traditional Medicine – By Dr Muzammil Irshad.

Introduction Hi, I am Dr. Muzammil Irshad (MBBS, Punjab, Pakistan), working as a house officer at Nishtar Medical College and Hospital Multan. I am a medical writer and I have been writing medical papers, original articles, proposals, theses/dissertations, case studies, review articles, meta-analyses, systematic reviews and brief communications for the last two years. From my point of view, I must say that “Nothing is better than the Nature or something natural”. In the same way, natural medicine or food offers the best treatment to our illnesses. Moreover, an axiom “Food is the best Medicine” demonstrates everything I mean. I would like to go through a little introduction to traditional medicine or ethnomedicine and its importance in our lives here. Traditional Medicine or Ethnomedicine Read More »

What Do You Use Astragalus For?

Astragalus is a herb. It goes by a number of different names, including: huang qi, ogi, hwanggi, bei qi, and milk vetch. There are thousands of species of astragalus but the two most commonly used for health support go by the Latin names Astragalus mongholicus and Astragalus membranaceus Read More »

7 Prescription Drugs That Are Tied To Dependency.

Drug and alcohol addiction is characterized by a physical and psychological dependence on a set of chemicals. The human body and brain begin to believe that certain drugs are needed for everyday functioning. The Most Addictive Class of Drugs: Opiates and Opioids Painkillers are one class of drugs that are highly addictive and nearly impossible to stop taking once physical dependence has been reached, meaning the body feels as though it needs a painkiller, an opiate or opioid, to function. Read More »

Foods And Chinese Herbal Medicines That Help Care For The Liver.

The liver is a great friend to the body; like a giant filter, it works very hard to eliminate toxins, help us process our food, including fats and oils, and renew our cells. It is a seat of power and vitality. It is also our largest internal organ. Without it, the other organs would not be able to function as well as they do, we would not recover as well from illness and we would not be able to digest and eliminate toxins in our foods as successfully. There are many traditional Chinese herbal medicines to support the liver as it works to detox the body. Usually created as a combination of herbs, one of the main formulations for the liver is xiao yao san. In Chinese medicine, the liver also rules the eyes and nails, as a well as tendons. Problems with eyesight may be a reflection of the liver being stressed or overworked. Read More »

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