If you've recently been diagnosed with cancer and are scheduled for chemotherapy or radiation within the next few weeks, you may be nervous and apprehensive about what to expect. While today's chemo drugs are much more targeted than previous ones, these treatments can still take a tremendous toll on your body, and it's important to begin these treatments in the best physical shape you can be.
Read on to learn more about a few things you may want to cross off your to-do list before starting chemo to increase your odds of successful treatment:
If you have a child who participates in sports, you want to make sure you do what you can to help prevent your child from getting injured. While you may not be able to protect them during the game, there are some things you can do to decrease their chances of being hurt. Learn about the steps you can take to help prevent your child from a sports-related injury.
As you get older or right after your suffer an injury to the leg or the foot, chances are good that your gait is going to be thrown off. You gait is the way that you walk, meaning how you shift your weight and maintain your balance while you are moving around. It's important to make sure that your gait is not causing you pain or putting stress on parts of the body that aren't able to handle the stress.
Caring at home for a parent with a terminal disease is always an overwhelming undertaking. If your parent has made the tough decision to stop curative treatment and allow their disease process to continue on its natural course, then you should speak to your parent's doctor about a referral to a local hospice family care program.
Here is some information that explains how hospice care can help your parent and your entire family at this tough time in your lives:
These days, many public places (including amusement parks and schools) are equipped with automatic external defibrillators (AEDs)--small devices that can be used within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest to potentially save a life. Many AEDs come with easy-to-follow instructions, and some even have voice prompts, so just about anybody can use them in the event of an emergency. Still, there are a few things that it can be helpful for the average person to know, should they ever find themselves in a situation where they need to use an AED on another person.