When you have become ill, you might find that you cannot eat and cannot take medications orally. When this happens, you may need to have your medications introduced through a different method than taking your medications orally: infusion therapy. Receive Infusion Therapy Outside of a Hospital Traditionally, infusion therapy was provided in an inpatient setting. However, you may have your infusion therapy provided to you in an outpatient infusion therapy center. [Read More]
In-Home Care: Does Your Parent Need It If You're Caring For Them?
As an adult, watching your parents age is not always easy. You may have started to act as a caretaker for them, handling small tasks and assisting them with baths and other activities. You might start wondering whether it would be good for a nurse or an aide to drop by for in-home care, but be unsure whether it's appropriate. If you're starting to see or experience the situations below, it's probably time to speak with care professionals. [Read More]
3 Different Imaging Methods For Monitoring Disease Progression In Rheumatoid Arthritis
As a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), understanding the tools available to determine disease progression can help you be more proactive with your treatment. Although some imaging tests are commonly used for RA, they do not always tell the entire story of joint destruction. X-Ray X-ray is the most commonly used form of imaging in RA, whether you are in the diagnostic phase of your disease or are monitoring disease progression. [Read More]
2 Questions You Might Have About Physical Therapy
There are many reasons that someone would need physical therapy. Many people don't get the treatment that they need, simply because they don't know why therapy is so important or under what circumstances they should get it. Here are some things that you should know about getting physical therapy. Who Needs Physical Therapy? There are a couple different situations where you would need physical therapy. First, people generally need physical therapy after the lack of use of a body part. [Read More]