Benefits of HRT Therapy

Relieving Symptoms of Menopause
The most immediate benefit of hormone replacement therapy is its ability to ease a woman’s symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. While HRT can improve a womans mood if she is mildly depressed, it can sometimes cause problems for women who are clinically depressed. If you’re concerned about your mood, talk to your health care provider. (more…)

May 30th, 2012 - Posted in Medicines | | Comments Off

How to Choose a Good Nursing Home, Part 2

Step-by-step checklists for choosing a nursing home may be found at the following Web sites:

Health Care Financing Administration:
Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:
Finding the Right Nursing Home
Benjamin Rose Institute:
Checklist for Choosing a Nursing Home
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May 18th, 2012 - Posted in Medicines | | Comments Off

How to Choose a Good Nursing Home, Part 1

Many people face the challenge of finding a good nursing home for a loved one at some time in their lives. Often, this is a difficult, overwhelming process, but armed with a list of questions to ask and supportive resources, the choice can be made with confidence. (more…)

May 18th, 2012 - Posted in Medicines | | Comments Off

Does Cranberry Really Prevent Bladder Infections Part 2

Bacteria migrating to the bladder from the colon are thought to be the cause of some bladder infections. Probiotics have been theorized to help prevent bladder infections by reducing the population of dangerous bacteria in the digestive tract. (more…)

May 8th, 2012 - Posted in Infections | | Comments Off

Does Cranberry Really Prevent Bladder Infections Part 1

Native Americans used cranberry for the treatment of kidney and bladder diseases. Today, many women with frequent bladder infections use cranberry in the hopes of preventing the next recurrence. However, the evidence that cranberry works for this purpose is surprisingly weak. (more…)

May 8th, 2012 - Posted in Infections | | Comments Off

What the Future May Hold

Every individual’s experience with asthma is different. Some children outgrow their asthma. Some children develop asthma symptoms again later in life and some have asthma symptoms throughout their lives. (more…)

May 7th, 2012 - Posted in Medicines | | Comments Off