Cholesterol is not inherently bad. It plays a critical role in the formation of cell membrane in the manufacture of hormones; however, when too much cholesterol is present in your body it can become a health risk.
As people age, they will typically take more medication to manage existing health conditions and to prevent new ones from emerging. As the medication list continues to grow, remembering which medications to take each day and how often can become a challenging task. According to the American Geriatrics Society, 30% of seniors in the United […]
What is It: While newborns are the most susceptible to a heat rash, they can affect everyone from babies to older adults. Heat rashes are especially common during the summer months when it is hot and humid. A heat rash occurs when sweat ducts are clogged. The perspiration becomes trapped under the skin, which causes […]
Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can bring heavy rain, strong winds, flooding, rip currents, storm surge, and tornadoes. All of these can can cause water, power, and gas outages and damages to homes, offices, and roads. Older adults may require even more planning during hurricane season to make sure they […]
Cleaning out the refrigerator doesn’t have to be as scary as it seems. It is essential that the frig is kept clean to reduce the risk of food poisoning and smelly odors. Follow these simple steps and you can have a cleaner frig in no time! Empty the Frig You can decide to empty each […]
The newest drug treatment for patients with ALS has come in the form of edaravone, commonly known as Radicava. After going 22 years without any new drugs, ALS patients can now look toward Radicava as a possible treatment option. In a recent study, this intravenous injection has been found to reduce the rate of motor […]
Many people do not realize how essential it is to set up an emergency plan. It is important to know which type of disasters may affect your area. There are many things to consider for you and your family members before disaster strikes. Discuss an emergency plan with your family. You and your family should […]
Kaerbear’s Healthcare is now offering Mist Therapy! Mist therapy is a painless, non-contact, low-frequency ultrasound delivered through a fluid mist directly to the wound. Unlike most wound treatment, mist therapy penetrates deep below the surface. Mist therapy promotes healing by increasing oxygen, blood flow, and nutrients to the tissue. Benefits of mist therapy include: reduced […]
During this flu season, hand washing is especially important. Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. This video teaches children, parents, and caregivers the proper steps to hand washing.
If you haven’t gotten the flu shot this year, its not too late! Flu season peaks in February so now is the best time to get the vaccine. The flu shot reduces the risk of contracting influenza. Influenza is a severely contagious respiratory illness that in extreme cases can be deadly. Symptoms of the flu […]