Are you prepared to deal with a personal medical or health crisis? Don’t feel bad if the answer is no, because most people have no plan for facing a sudden event like unexpected hospital bills, the need for mental health support, a dire medical diagnosis, lack of adequate insurance, or the prospect of dying without the proper legal documents — such as wills, advance directives, or trusts — in place. Fortunately, there are ways to begin preparing right now for all those possibilities and sidestep the potential troubles that come with them. Continue reading Steps For Handling a Personal Health Crisis
Chronic pain is often a debilitating condition which can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life as well as their prospects for the future. Treating and managing chronic pain presents a challenge for both doctors and patients. Current treatment regimens generally revolve around both physical therapy and the use of pharmaceutical painkillers. The use of addictive drugs such as opioid painkillers in treating chronic conditions remains a controversial practice, especially against the backdrop of a spiraling opioid addiction crisis.