If you are scheduled to visit your OBGYN for some birth control, you will want to make sure that you are armed with as much knowledge as possible as far as what your options are. This way, you will make the best decision for your personal needs. Barrier Methods Barrier methods include birth control options such as male and female condoms, diaphragms, contraceptive sponges, and cervical caps. These are non-hormonal forms of birth control and can be applied, inserted, or removed as needed at home. [Read More]
The Dos And Don'ts Of Attending An In-Law's Cremation Service After A Divorce
If a divorce happens, one of the more challenging parts of the separation can be divorcing each other's families. Even in amicable divorces, parents may feel obligated to disassociate from their grown child's ex out of a sense of loyalty to their offspring. That doesn't mean that feelings of affection stop between in-laws, though, and you may find yourself wanting to pay your final respects after a former mother-in-law or father-in-law passes away. [Read More]
How Caregivers Move On After A Loved One Switches To Assisted Living
Being a caregiver is a physically and emotionally strenuous position. Caring for a loved one as their health declines is a challenging task, but one that many people feel grateful to be able to provide. Unfortunately, for many families, there will come a point where the loved one will need more care than what their family can offer. This is when many are forced to make the switch from at-home care to an assisted living facility. [Read More]
Can Therapeutic Massage Help Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy?
Every year, about 650,000 patients turn to chemotherapy as a way to battle cancer. In chemotherapy, drugs called cytostatics that can kill or slow the fast-growing cancer cells are given orally or infused. While the cytostatics usually perform as expected, they can also kill healthy cells -- especially those in bone marrow, hair follicles and the digestive tract. Every person has an individual response to chemotherapy that is dependent on how healthy they were before starting treatment, how advanced their cancer is and what type of chemotherapy is being used. [Read More]