I went to medical school a long time ago. In another millennium, on another coast, in a galaxy far, far away. I’ve forgotten a lot of what I learned, back in the dark ages before Twitter, and even Facebook. But the information I’ve learned since then has more than made up for what I’ve lost. I work in an academic medical center, where the professorial track supports (and … [Read more...] about Can You Believe It? Health Hype Vs. Medical Science
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Is it ok to give a seven-year-old medical marijuana? Mykayla Comstock is a little girl from Oregon who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She's also one of the youngest cancer patients authorized to use cannabis by the state. Her mother, Erin Purchase, gives her a gram of cannabis oil daily in pill form (so it's not like she's lighting up a joint...) to help combat the … [Read more...] about Should a Seven-Year-Old Cancer Patient Get Medical Marijuana?
In 1998, tragedy shattered Marie Lawson Fiala's life as a wife, mother, and lawyer when her 13-year-old son, Jeremy, was felled by a massive hemorrhage from a ruptured artery deep in his brain. Within an hour, Jeremy was in a coma, sustained only by machines. Letters From A Distant Shore, Marie's new memoir, tells the story of a mother's ferocious care and fierce determination … [Read more...] about How to Handle a Child’s Medical Crisis
Job security can be a major issue for working moms and dads who have a medical situation that requires extended care. Family medical leave may allow you to take the time you need without risking your job or your benefits. Depending on your situation, you may be able to take family medical leave if someone in your family needs you to assist with health care … [Read more...] about Information on Family Medical Leave
The fear of the unknown is often cause for anxiety with an upcoming medical procedure. Whether your child is a baby or a teen, she might express fear or anxiety if she needs medical care beyond a basic doctor's visit. Preparation for surgeries, testing or other medical procedures helps your child cope with the situation. Giving her information about what will happen gives her a … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your Child for Medical Procedures