Using a donor for fertility treatment: key facts
July 11, 2018
The clamor to use donated eggs, sperms or embryos (fertilized eggs) appears to be on an upward trend. No individuals, or couples, should ever hastily get themselves into donor fertility programs without fully comprehending the complexity of the process.Read more .....
Being lonely could kill you
June 25, 2018
Research shows that loneliness can alter the way genes function, alter certain hormone pathways, and influence impulsive behaviour. The resultant effect is an altered immune system and an increased risk of inflammatory-mediated illnesses like heart disease.Read more .....
Just put down the phone already.
June 22, 2018
Researchers have known for years that the blue-ish light smartphone screens emit can make it harder to fall back asleep. A small subset of this late-night phone-checking group makes it even harder on themselves, though, reading and even responding to work emails during the wee hours, a behavior that’s more common among users under the age of 35.Read more .....
You are the custodian of your own medical records
June 13, 2018
You can choose to have either paper or an electronic format of your records. Paper records are slowly becoming archaic, and the transition to digital health records is now the norm. You have plenty of choices with digitized records. You can move around with a portable storage device, have access to a centralized medical records database, or use cloud storage. Whichever way, what you want is ready access to your records, at anytime and anywhere.Read more .....
Decrypting medical jargon
June 4, 2018
Your healthcare providers have a duty to get you to understand everything they say. If you find one bloated with medical jargon, it may be a telltale sign of their confidence levels. Ask them politely to tone down and speak in common language. If they don’t budge, you could always play a trick card and ask if they mind you bringing in a medical translator. If that doesn’t go down very well, you are better off seeing somebody else who cares to explain everything in plain language.Read more .....