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What is stalking?
Stalking is one type of intimate partner violence. It is very common for the victim to know his or...
Is it wrong to put my loved one with Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home?
Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can become a 24 hour a day endeavor. If...
What are the risks of a needle biopsy of the lung?
There are two main risks for a needle biopsy of the lung. There is the risk of a pneumothorax....
How can I help prevent diabetic kidney disease?
Diabetes remains the number one cause of kidney disease and kidney failure. It is important for...
What are the types of intimate-partner violence?
The types of intimate partner violence include: Physical abuse - This includes actions like...
When should I take Emergency Contraception ('the morning-after pill')?
If your method of birth control didn't work or you were sexually assaulted and you are worried that...
What's the fast track system at an emergency room (ER)?
The fast track system at the emergency department is almost like an urgent care. Patients who are...
Is medical literature available for family members of those in ICU?
Many medical conditions have patient and family education materials available. Nurses in the...
Will the EMT accompany my loved one into the ER?
Depending on the level of response, either Basic Life Support with an Emergency Medical Technician...
When should I go to urgent care versus the emergency department?
Urgent care centers are used for non-life threatening illness and injury care such as: a minor...
Why does intestinal failure occur?
Intestinal failure occurs when the intestines are no longer able to absorb nutrients or fluids....
What can I expect after bariatric surgery?
After bariatric surgery, you will be on IV fluid for a day or two depending on your individual...
Can I donate blood after I have had RNY bariatric surgery?
Yes you can donate blood after surgery as long as you are at least 3-month post op and have had...
What are the disadvantages of roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB)?
The disadvantages to all surgeries are the time needed for recovery, potential complications with...
How do I turn a person from his side to his back in bed?
Repositioning in bed helps to relieve pressure on areas that may be prone to skin breakdown....