Today’s seniors are unlike many of past generations. These days, older Americans expect things their counterparts in previous generations wouldn’t have considered. For example, most want to stay in their own homes as they age. They want to take care of themselves. And many want to avoid being the stereotypical befuddled senior citizen who doesn't understand technology. Numerous gadgets are available to help seniors stay connected and healthy. Here are six of the best: Grabber Sticks The … [Read more...] about Six Senior Friendly Gadgets That Help Them Stay Connected And Healthy
After a baby is born, the real work begins. I have some vital tips for new dads that everyone needs to know! After my best friend gave birth to her first baby, I braved the 405 to her home in North Hollywood to pay the little one a visit and give her some much-needed adult conversation. She was eager to show off her son's ten perfect fingers and toes, and I let him practice his grasping reflex against my (clean, TDAP-vaccinated) hands. And then she started talking. "I could just throttle … [Read more...] about Postpartum Tips For New Dads Everyone Needs To Know
Your ability to perform medical tests with equipment you have on hand may mean the difference between finding a potentially life threatening ailment before it becomes a real problem. It could help identify some symptoms if a doctor isn’t present, and give you an idea of someone’s state of health. Whenever possible, you should seek real medical attention from a certified professional, but in a pinch there are a few tests you should know about... Heart Rate What you need: A watch and your … [Read more...] about Heart Rate and 3 Other Medical Tests You Can Do At Home
There is an increasing trend in healthcare of trying to keep patients out of the hospital. Many insurance companies are decreasing reimbursement to healthcare providers if they get readmissions for patients with the same issues. Many healthcare organizations are trying to tackle this issue in many ways. This includes taking a bigger focus on preventative care, home care, and patient education. Preventative Care If you can stop a disease or illness before it starts then the patient will be … [Read more...] about Keeping Patients Out of the Hospital
At CES I got to see so many cool technologies. They feature innovative and exciting products to simplify your life. One of my favorites is was this USB wall outlet. One of those innovations happens to be this nifty wall outlet with USB ports right along side of the traditional power sockets. The Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet is a safe and ultra-convenient way to charge your gadgets. While you’re probably not going to need or want to replace every power outlet in your home, this would be a … [Read more...] about USB Built Right in Your Wall Outlet in this USB Wall Outlet
We do not set aside nearly enough time to express thanks for the many blessings that we have in our lives. I am glad that we have a day dedicated to be thankful and embracing family. Sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are and Thanksgiving is wonderful reminder to take a moment to count your many blessings. In no particular order, and in no way encompassing the entirety of all things I am thankful for, I present to you some of my blog-worthy blessings: I am thankful for my family. I … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving: Being Thankful for my Blessings
I need to first start by saying I am terribly disappointed that nurses do not make the list of service professionals that get included in this program, but I will have to let that pass in order to share a fantastic opportunity with those of you who have loved-ones who fit the bill. If you are a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or teacher then U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a fantastic opportunity to help you own your very own home. The Good Neighbor Next Door (GNND) … [Read more...] about HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program: Firefighters, Teachers, Police Officers and EMTS Listen up!