How Does RECA Affect You?

You may have heard of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act or RECA, but you may not know how it can help you. If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another disease, you may be eligible for benefits through RECA. This act provides compensation to those who have been exposed to radiation from nuclear testing and uranium mining. Here's what you need to know. What is RECA?  The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was passed in 1990 to provide compensation to individuals who had been exposed to radiation from nuclear testing and uranium mining while working for or with the U. Read More 

Preparations To Make Before Your Virtual Doctor Visit

Virtual doctor's visits are an excellent way to ensure your medical questions are answered. The visit is much more convenient than going to the doctor's office. In addition, a virtual doctor visit eliminates the awkwardness of asking personal questions in person.  If you are thinking about taking a virtual visit, then you should take some time to prepare for it. You can do several things to ensure your session is smooth and effective. Read More 

How to Prepare for a Hearing Test

If you feel like you are losing your hearing, you should schedule a hearing test in the event you need hearing aids. It helps to know what you need to know before you have a hearing test to ensure the results are accurate. The following are some things to help your hearing test go smoothly: Provide Your Medical History  When you go for a hearing test, the audiologist needs to have a full medical history for you. Read More 

CPR Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make: A Guide To Saving Lives

In the event of an emergency, every second counts. That's why it's so important to know how to properly administer CPR and save a life. But even if you're familiar with the process, you could still be making some mistakes that are preventing you from providing life-saving care. This post highlights some of the most common CPR mistakes and provides tips on how to avoid them. Giving Chest Compressions Too Fast or Too Slow Read More 

Using Holistic Medicine As A Complementary System To Allopathic Treatments

Rising medical costs and the realization that many physical issues are caused by emotional conditions or require treatments other than standard "Western" medicines and surgery have made holistic medicine a popular system of care. Holistic or alternative forms of treatment that don't conform to the typical Western (or "allopathic") mode of treatment may involve anything from acupuncture to meditation to herbal remedies to even psychological investigation.  These methods have helped many people get better, but just as there are things allopathic treatments don't cover, there are things that holistic practitioners would send you to an allopathic doctor for. Read More