Posts Tagged“health”

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded mental health needs, putting even more burden on already overstretched healthcare systems and exposing their systematic flaws. Anxiety and depression rates are still more than triple what they were before the pandemic, and studies indicate that these issues will only intensify as more people feel the consequences of prolonged isolation and the breakdown of social support. Texas is suffering from a major mental health workforce shortage. In fact, last year’s Access to Care Data report from Mental Health America listed Texas as the worst-ranked state for mental health. According to the report, The Lone Star…

Nearly 1 in every 6 Americans is aged over 65 years, this accounts for 16.5% of the entire population. With this rise of an older generation, the need for senior services has shot up exponentially. This poses a challenge as families get torn between balancing their careers, families, and caregiving. Adding to the fact that seniors prefer to stay at home, the demands for home caregiver services are unprecedented. With an increase in demand for home care expected, there has never been a better time to start a senior home care agency. As you do, here are some best practices…

So you’re sitting in your doctor’s office one day and he comes in wearing a long face and speaking calmly but seriously. He says a lot of things but you stopped listening as soon as you heard ‘cancer’. Merely hearing that word leaves you paralyzed and unable to process anything else. A cancer diagnosis is certainly terrifying and life-changing. However, it is important to confront it with the right attitude in order to overcome it. Here are some coping mechanisms that have worked for many.  Gather information A cancer diagnosis will, no doubt, be met with some shock and anxiety;…

If President John F. Kennedy were alive today, he would certainly have to write a sequel to his memoir “Profiles in Courage” and include a chapter about the amazing career of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost expert on the corona virus. What many folks don’t know is that this is not his first or second appearance on the global stage for a deadly epidemic or pandemic and it won’t be the first one that he and his team at the National Institute for Allergy and Immunology (NIAID) have conquered. According to Matthew Boente MD Dr. Fauci has been at…

Many patients, upon diagnosis, tend to lose the will to fight on. Just like any other illness, you should muster courage and the will to soldier through this to emerge victoriously. The treatments are vigorous and push your body to its limits. Keeping faith in the treatment routine and having a positive attitude is a significant step towards beating cancer. One of the most common phrases that you will hear from your oncologists is that cancer is a battle that requires you to put on your boxing gloves in readiness for the fight.  It may seem like a steep mountain…