Oral medications for the treatment chronic conditions have seen unprecedented growth in recent times. Patients with chronic/life threatening conditions are dosing on multiple medicines each day to reduce symptoms–but without tracking medication times or following a particular routine. This is especially difficult for the patients who see multiple doctors.
Dealing with multiple medications can indeed be a confusing process, for patients as well as medical professionals. Following a blatant pattern can also lead to increased health risks for the patient. Medical professionals therefore need to adopt a proactive approach to assist patients in managing their medications.
The confusion can also lead to harmful medicine interactions. It has been estimated by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists that above 34% senior citizens have received a prescription from more than a single physician, and 72% of them are using medicines that were received as prescriptions 6 months ago.
Moreover, several patients have jumped on the ‘pharmacy shopping’ bandwagon as they are considering it to be a frugal approach towards healthcare. The ALARIS Center for Medication Safety and Clinical Improvement reveals that errors in medication administration have resulted in 7,000 deaths a year. The statistics make the problem of medication management apparent.
Thankfully, due to the recent advancements in the domain of health care, medical professionals can utilize certain tools to manage patient medications. Read more…
Electronic cigarettes are now popular among people in different parts of the world. This is just like a new fashion in these days; People those who are suffering due to excessive smoking finds a new solution by consuming these electronic cigarettes. These sorts of cigarettes are free from tobacco and the nicotine level can be controlled too. The main advantage of these electronic cigarettes are, these are free from any sort of side effects as well as these are tobacco free and as no smoke comes out then no way of passive smoking.
There are several brands those use to offer electronic cigarettes; among these Halo is the pioneer in this era. This brand offers their product for $ 50 and the product kit includes two batteries along with one wall charger, two blank customizers, five filled customizers, followed by usb adaptor, customizer case, a tin and a manual too. If you are interested to experience different flavours then you must have to go for it. Apart from this brand there are several e cig brands like V 2 cigs, BLU CIGS, Apollo, vapour king, 7’s, Smoke tip etc. are famous worldwide.
You just have to buy the flavours after they finishes. These cigarettes contain microprocessors within the setup which regulates thevapour and help the users to set the pressure before puffing. Also there is another pressure sensor that improves the vaporing system a lot that offers consumption of energy before puffing; these e cigarettes has a LED on its tip which makes it look like a regular cigarette and whenever this red light that indicates it is now ready for inhalation. To buy e cigarettes online you can log on to www.whichecigarette.com and go for, buy e cigs online to experience something new.
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Healthy mind is essential for healthy life and in modern scientific perspective there can be no good health state without good (peace) thinking. Positive thinking affects health positively and negative thinking can have effect health negatively and adversely. Health as defined by WHO (World Health Organization) is a state of physical and mental well-being and not merely absence of disease. The definition of health by WHO explain, why positive thinking mind is essential for a good healthy life. Many experts are advocating adding the term “spiritual well being” in the WHO definition of health, as it is seen that if you are spiritually healthy, you are healthier physically, but many experts are there who do not agree to this addition.
Let me explain about positive thinking in my own ways. One day you find food prepared at your home is not palatable or not to your linking (you dislike that particular food prepared). If you have positive thinking mind you will “diet” that day and not be unhappy that you can loose few calories without planning it, but if you have a negative thinking you will get annoyed and make an issue of it and disturb peace of family and home. Now you should think if peace of family members is absent can you or your family members be healthy? Think the other way; the person who lost some calories, he/she will be happy to lose a few calories (skipping one meal does not a lean person leaner or thinner) and healthy as a result. Read more…
Unless you’re a fitness coach or park ranger, you might not consider your job to be a healthy one. However, certain jobs are worse for your health than others. Fortunately, you aren’t living at your workplace, so it is possible to counteract the unhealthy side of earning money.
The Worst Jobs for Your Health
When it comes to the unhealthiest jobs, stressful positions rank pretty high. High stress jobs can wreak havoc on your health. Lawyers are some of the most stressed people around, but they aren’t the only ones. Soldiers also fall into this category, with extremely stressful jobs that can result in post traumatic stress syndrome, among many other problems.
If you work as a police officer or firefighter, you are at higher risk for having a heart attack. While most people realize that these public servants are more likely to be injured or killed on the job, the long hours, poor nutrition and lack of sleep also contributes to poor health.
Shift workers in hospitals face many of the same issues as police and firefighters. In addition to very long shifts, nurses and ER doctors find themselves working in stressful conditions consistently. They rarely have time to eat a proper meal and poor eating habits can cause long term health problems.
Office workers also tend to be unhealthy as a whole. Sitting in front of a computer screen all day puts you at risk for eye strain, repetitive stress syndrome and back pain. Working at a desk can also lead to obesity, which brings a host of other problems with it. Read more…
Let’s discuss about some of the unconventional and conventional but not commonly practiced health tips are dealt to remain fit and healthy and enjoy the fruits of good life. Many people are aware of many of the tips here, but if you are reading this article you should give a thought and ponder about the applicability of the health tips discussed here and I assure you that there will be dramatic change in your health as well as the way you look into life as a whole.
Brisk walking is the best exercise to remain fit. You may think running is better, but my opinion is walking as you can continue it lifelong (running you can not continue when you grow old). It can be easily said that running can keep you fit but so can walking of about 30 minutes to one hour a day. Moreover you can keep walking for longer duration. For example drug “A” is better than drub “B” for treatment of a particular disease, but with drug “A”, compliance is not good and with drug “B”, compliance is good. So here drug “B” should be prescribed by the doctor in general (drug “A” can be prescribed to a patient who is highly motivated and will take it despite difficulties). In this case also if a person is highly motivated for regular exercise than he/she should choose running instead of walking to remain fit. Read more…