2 Facts You Should Know About Hip Replacement Surgery Physical Therapy

If your doctor has informed you that you are a good candidate for hip replacement surgery, then you may be eager to have the surgery that can potentially eliminate your chronic hip pain performed, yet apprehensive about the hip replacement post-surgical rehabilitation process. Typically, the rehab process after a hip replacement surgery lasts about 3 months or longer, although most people can return to their daily activities after the first 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. Read More 

How An At-Home Elderly Care Agency Can Help Your Family

Do you have an elderly loved one whose health is declining? If so, you and your family might be facing some tough decisions about their care. Many families are against the idea of their loved ones spending their last days in a facility. This often means that they must join forces to take care of their loved ones. In some cases, one family member may take on the task of becoming the primary caretaker. Read More 

3 Main Signs That You Need Colon Cancer Testing

Colon cancer has been on the rise in the US, especially among young adults. In 2021, for instance, it is estimated that about 149,500 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In older adults, the disease is associated with smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity. However, the causes of this cancer among young adults are still unknown. If colorectal cancer is diagnosed early, it is treatable with radiation, surgery, and drug treatments. Read More 

FAQs About Exercise-Based Stress Tests

If your doctor is worried that you may have some plaque in your arteries or another heart condition developing, they are likely to send you for stress testing. And unless there is some reason why you cannot exercise, this stress test is likely to take place with you either running on a treadmill or pedaling and exercise bike. Stress tests give doctors a lot of insight, but they can be a little, well, stress-inducing for the participant. Read More 

Misconceptions About Working With A Doula

If you are pregnant and starting to make a birth plan, one thing that may have been suggested to you is working with a doula. Also known as birth coaches or birth guides, doulas can be incredibly helpful when you're navigating the twists and turns of labor and delivery. However, there are a few misconceptions about doulas that you deserve to have cleared up before you decide whether to work with one. Read More