Managing medication can be quite difficult and confusing at times, especially when you are taking multiple medications for multiple conditions. It is imperative that patients have a full understanding of all their medications, as drug-on-drug interactions can be very harmful to your health.
Although seven to nine hours of sleep a night is recommended by health experts everywhere, almost one-third (29%) of adults in the United States sleep for less than 6 hours each night. Practicing unstable sleeping habits could have negative short and long-term effects on your physical and mental health.
In a world driven by consumerism, people in search of care are no longer viewed as patients, but as customers. They want to be more involved in their health, and, as recent studies have shown, patient outcomes improve when the patient and the doctor collaborate on future care regimens. Because of this, more and more healthcare practices are adopting a patient-centered method of care.
Genetics and family history play a large role in one’s overall well-being, but environmental factors such as where someone lives, learns, works, and plays, also affect a wide range of outcomes. These conditions are better known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), and clinicians must consider these when treating their patients.
Food insecurity is the lack of access to affordable and nutritious food. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. Here are some ways how we can address and fix this issue: