Anyone who's been hospitalized or even in need of emergency treatment knows that an IV Can be painful -- especially if it's needed repeatedly or if the patient is a child. That's where Matt Ostroff comes in. Originally from Albany, he now practices as a vascular access coordinator at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.
One of the most stressful jobs is providing care for a loved one. But too often caregivers don't have the support they need and so they may feel overwhelmed, even invisible. That leads to fatigue and burnout -- and sometimes it's the caregiver who needs health care.
Health care is complex and can be confusing. That's where nurse navigators come in. They help patients through teaching, nurturing, supporting, and directing care for patients -- especially when the patient is undergoing cancer treatment. The goal is to help insure patients get the best outcomes for their particular diagnosis.
What's in a product, and whether we chose to use that product, is based on the ingredients we read on the label. However, there's a segment of consumer goods for which we have no idea what's inside. That's got the organization Clean and Healthy New York looking to make changes. Kathy Curtis, the executive director, is here to discuss menstrual products.
It's estimated 39 million men, women, and children in the United States suffer migraine headaches. That means nearly one in four homes have someone who suffers from these debilitating headaches. What causes them, how to prevent them, and what's the latest in treatment?
Getting kids involved in meal decisions is a great way to get them started on a lifetime of healthy eating. That's never been more important as obesity rates for kids keeps climbing, setting too many of them up for heart disease later in life.