MyRapidMD’s Emergency Service Profile (ESP) maintains your medical history on your cell phone. That’s important because if an emergency strikes or an accident happens, care givers have easy access to the information. All you have to do is hand your phone to responding emergency personnel. Information that can be stored includes “blood type, allergies, medications, pacemakers;
If you’ve heard about the super bug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, often pronounced mersa) you know it is antibiotic resistant and extremely difficult to treat in humans infected by it. MRSA originally occurred primarily in healthcare facilities, but recently, more and more people who seem to be healthy and who
Herbs seem to offer many health benefits. For instance, many herbalists claim they improve digestion, reduce joint pain, alleviate sleep problems, boost metabolism, and improve eyesight. Moreover, herbs have been used for thousands of years to successfully treat numerous medicinal problems, and, today, skeptics and traditional doctors are beginning to realize there
Many people consider fermented foods one of the healthiest foods in the world, and apple cider vinegar would make this list, as it’s fermented. It’s created from pressed and strained apple pulp, to which yeast is sometimes added to speed up the fermentation process, and, in addition, it can be pasteurized or unpasteurized. Apple
Medication labels are supposed to be easy to read and understand. Yet, a survey published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found many patients routinely misunderstand prescription labels when taking medications. Investigators who conducted the study “demonstrated a high rate of misunderstanding instructions on prescription labels for 5 common medications. Although the highest
Anxiety can mean alot of different things to people as there are many forms of anxiety. These include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress syndrome, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. It seems to me, to truly resolve the symptoms of anxiety, holistic changes must be made,
Sesame oil comes from sesame seeds and is often used as a cooking or massage oil. However, it is known as popular folk remedy, and, its healthy properties may be part of the reason for its success as a medicinal remedy. Sesame oil has vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that neutralizes damaging free radicals. It also contains
Food poisoning is responsible for sickening up to 80 million people worldwide each year, and killing approximately one tenth of those infected. Food poisoning happens everywhere, but tends to occur more frequently at picnics, school cafeterias, and large social functions due to undercooked meats or because foods containing mayonnaise are unrefrigerated too long.