Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care


47847021 - nurses pushing seniors in wheelchair thru nursing home Americans are living longer than ever before, which is placing a newfound emphasis on the best and most effective medical care for the elderly. Just like pediatricians specialize in caring for children, geriatricians focus on the health and wellness of older adults. Since the elderly are far more likely to suffer from complex medical conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and heart disease, the expertise of a geriatrician can prove very valuable for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management. The Main Elements of Geriatrics The body experiences significant physiological changes [...]

Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care2018-06-27T21:56:45-04:00

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool


Most people don’t equate summertime with sickness, but unfortunately data shows that more and more people are becoming infected with a nasty bug called cryptosporidiosis from an unexpected source: the swimming pool. Commonly known as crypto, this diarrhea-causing parasitic infection survives for days at a time in chlorinated pool water and makes it all too easy for children and adults to become ill for up two or three weeks.   Basics Facts About Cryptosporidiosis According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, crypto is the most common cause of diarrhea illness. It spreads when people come in contact [...]

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool2018-06-27T22:01:47-04:00