Some health insurance, both government provided and private, have moved to paying for more transition care management for patients. This means that more patients have access to intense care in less acute settings for a longer period of time. For example, an elderly person who has fallen and badly hurt him or herself used to have to stay in the hospital and then immediately go home, which increased the risk that he or she would have to go back to the hospital relatively soon, but with the increased focus on transition care management, that elderly person will now go to an in-patient rehabilitation facility that is less acute than a hospital setting but that still provides an intense level of care.
Ballet dancing is a great skill that only a few people can master, and, if you're one of them, you want to be the best. However, if you aren't careful, you could develop hammer toe. This painful condition causes your toe to point upward, rather than straight, and can devastate a dancing career. Taking care of your feet can stop this from developing.
What Causes Hammer Toe?
Hammer toe occurs when the middle joint of a toe is dislocated and allows the toe to shoot upward.
Kyphosis is a spinal disorder frequently seen in older women, characterized by a pronounced slouch or hunch to the upper spine. This condition is typically progressive and can interfere with regular activities like walking, lifting objects, and even sleeping. If your daily life is being negatively impacted by kyphosis but you aren't a good candidate for surgery, you may be interested in other options to manage or even slow down your kyphosis.
Irregular periods can be hard to deal with and can occur to women of all ages. If your periods have been irregular for the last few months, you may be wondering what is causing this. While there are a number of things that can cause irregular periods, stress is one of these causes. If you have been under a lot of stress for months, this could be the cause of your problem.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women. Since the symptoms can vary, a problem is often not apparent until trying to conceive. It is best to determine if you have PCOS early and start working on a treatment plan.
Identify Problems Early
It is in your best interest to have the discussion about PCOS with your gynecologist well before you plan to start a family.