Health

Restoring Healthy Menopausal Rhythms – The Holistic Approach

This has been quite an unusual spring so far. It has been much sunnier and warmer than is typical for this time of year, as were February and March. In fact, this past winter was the warmest and driest on record for Ontario. On the positive side, it’s been great for outdoor activities. On the down side, if we don’t get some significant rain soon, we will likely be experienci ....

Understanding Blood pressure readings

Gone are the days when measuring your blood pressure necessitated a visit to the hospital and the doctor’s or nurse’s stethoscope hovering over you. Today, technology has advanced and measuring of blood pressure can be done at home using home kits. As home kits have inundated the market, the need to understand blood pressure and the readings has increased. At first most people would have been ....

The Evolution of Scrubs and Their Role in Modern Healthcare

These days scrubs are an exceedingly common sight at every hospital and clinic. This everyday medical attire has largely replaced the far quainter image of the all-white nurse’s uniform from years past, and for very good reason. Scrubs play an important role in the field of medicine, from contributing to a sterile environment to delineating the position of staff members. The Origin of Modern ....

10 Habits Of Fit And Healthy People

Have you ever met anyone who is a health fanatic? Maybe they rarely touch dessert or fried chicken, or they go to the gym every day. Maybe their favorite lunch includes a whole grain bread sandwich with sprouts and a wheatgrass juice chaser? Possibly they don't engage in unhealthy behaviors like, smoking or excessive drinking? There are people who live by a strict code of health that of course in ....

Don’t Let Intimidation, Stigma Prevent You From Seeking Compensation For Workplace Injuries

If you work a tough job, you’re often expected to act tough, too. Demanding jobs that take place outdoors, involve heavy lifting and tiring physical labour, and generally call for getting your hands dirty on a daily basis require a certain can-do attitude, necessary for getting through the day and for getting along with your co-workers. But sometimes, the need to act tough and ‘suck it up’ c ....

Jerry Tenenbaum: Patient Calls Doctor Useless

(Xmeeting-xmeeting.com Wire) -- Every patient is optimistic that his/her health will improve on seeing a professional doctor. Until then, the patient does not see the value for healthcare or having the doctor in the system. Offering an effective health solution to a patient each time helps improve trust between the doctor and patient. This determines the nature of future relationship between them, ....

Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum: Patients Upset - Poor Treatment Cited

Why are Dr. Tenenbaum’s patients so upset? Why is it that a majority of them refuse to recommend him to others? What is going on? While a large number of his patients are not ready to pay him another visit, on the other hand, a handful of them are just full of praises for him. There seem to be two extremes, though unequally divided, the bulk being against him.

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Dr Jerry Tenenbaum: Unhappy Patients, Destroyed Lives?

One of most important issues in the medical care today is the need to ensure that every patient gets professional treatment. Unfortunately, that won't be possible until medical practitioners, and particularly doctors who are entrusted with patient's lives, commit to it. When a doctor registers years and several cases of misdiagnosis, non-professional conduct and patient abuse/mistreatment, it shou ....

Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum: Patient Care Sacrificed - Part 4

In the ancient world, doctors were regarded as manifestation of God on earth. We surely do not want our doctors to be God-like but we do expect them to provide us with proper care and treatment, when we are unwell. However, not all doctors provide proper care to their patients. If we go by reviews posted on, ‘RateMDs’, Dr Tenenbaum seems like one such doctor. A patient tells us how the doctor ....

Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum: Patient Care Sacrificed - Part 3

Doctors, like other professionals, are also accountable for their actions. Today, the patients can review or rate a doctor online and offer people with an idea about the kind of treatment offered by him/her. Similarly, the reviews posted on on ‘RateMDs’, give us a fair idea of fair idea of the kind of reputation Dr Tenenbaum enjoys with his patients. A patient complains how the doctor ru ....

Dr. Jerry Tenenbaum: Upset Patients, Destroyed Lives?

There are some things we all have come to expect when we visit the doctor’s office. We expect that our medical needs, whatever they are, will be taken seriously and that our ills, whatever their magnitude, will be treated with diligent medical scrutiny. But what if our expectations are woefully short of reality and instead of the empathetic hand of a determined doctor, we are met with abrasivene ....

Why People Depend On Final Needs Plans

The death of a loved one can be an accident or can follow after a lengthy illness, but no matter how it happens, those left behind are rarely emotionally prepared. The same can be said about their finances. When funeral expenses can exceed $10, 000, people are rarely prepared to cover the cost of a funeral. The grieving process shouldn’t be exacerbated by any undue stress or expense.  That ....

Drop The Pounds Fast With Vitamin B12

Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that are very important when it comes to the body and how well it functions each day. The tissue and cells within your body can’t function properly if you are deficient in any of these nutrients, making losing weight a near impossibility when you’re low.  Vitamin B12 is an especially important vitamin regarding weight loss, as it plays a key role in ma ....

Alzheimer's poses unique challenges for teen caregivers

For many teenagers, taking on the responsibility of caring for an adult may seem unimaginable, especially when that adult is a parent. But when she was 14, Claire Poirier of Toronto says she had to quickly step into the role of caregiver for her mother, Jane Holland-Poirier, who has early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "When we would cross the street I would have to hold her hand. W ....

Psoriasis: Work with your doctor to overcome

(NC) -- Most people have heard about psoriasis, but many ask what exactly is it? Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy, red and scaly rashes that can come and go in different proportions and at different locations on a person's body. While there is no cure, the best way to manage psoriasis is for doctors and patients to work together over the long haul to treat the disease a ....

Ice your injury on-the-go

(NC) -- Most of us know that ice and compression are important elements to help recover from injuries such as contusions, bruises, aches and sprains. But many of us feel the need to keep moving, or continue working, or we want to stay with our sports routine, all of which makes it difficult to find the time to ice. Take a look at this innovative, on-the-go solution. A patented technology is now ....

Don't let Psoriasis have a negative impact on your life

(NC) -- Brooks Harvey knows first-hand the impact psoriasis has on the lives of the 1 million Canadians with the skin disorder that causes disfiguring red, scaly and itchy rashes.1 “I was only eight years old. On top of all the challenges a young child faces growing up, I was also saddled with this incurable condition,” he says. “I struggled for many years with my confidence and disengaging ....

Flu shot 101: How to avoid the flu this year

(NC) Let's face it: being sick with the flu can be awful. And if you or a family member have other health issues, it can be a serious threat. The smartest thing you can do this flu season is avoid getting sick. According to Ontario's Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robin Williams, the following tips will help make sure your family stays as healthy as possible this season. ....