Transitioning into critical care is tough. Whether you're coming from the floor, are a new grad, or even from intermediate care, it can be quite difficult acclimating yourself to ...
If a piercing gets infected, leave the piercing in, otherwise the hole will close up, leaving no way for the infection to escape, which will only cause more problems. As long as t...
As you get older, keep your feet healthy. Remove any callouses and treat any injuries quickly; if they get infected, diabetes will complicate it and make it harder to treat. These...
Always keep a supply of insulin, an infusion set and an inserter. You never know what might happen.
My brother, who has type 1 diabetes, says that one of the most important things to do is to if you have diabetes is to exercise and do anything that keeps you active. If your bloo...
Allergies and traveling don't coincide very well. However, there is one advantage. Whenever you travel, get local honey from the place you are going to be. Stir it into tea or co...
It seems the minute one hiccups in a crowded room, everyone is an expert. If somebody doesn't try to frighten the indigestion from you, another wants you to suffocate for 30 secon...
Did you know that working out before bed is actually good for getting you to fall asleep faster? The cool down after a work out is the same thing your body experiences when trying...
For 25 years I had a bum knee after a skiing accident. I tore it up and went to the emergency room and they told me it was sprained. Over the years I had x-rays but nothing showe...
Everything changed after a workplace accident on March 10, 1992. I tripped over a steel lid on a cement floor, and was thrown against a steel rack and fell down on my backside. ...
John Hiller was a professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. "By 1971, I weighed 215 pounds, which was for me about thirty pounds overweight, and was smoking two pac...
In August of 1983, just before my senior year, I had a searing pain in my bladder. I was told I had interstitial cystitis, which is a painful bladder condition. There was very l...
In early 1970, my eyesight started to deteriorate. I was only forty years old. Things were getting blurry and harder to see, and I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. My ...