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How to Care for a Patient with a Communicable Disease

How to Care for a Patient with a Communicable Disease

Your aims in caring for someone with a communicable disease are twofold: to provide nursing care, and to prevent the spread of infection to others. Nursing the patient The type of care you will give depends on the severity and seriousness of the illness. A child with a mild attack of German measles can be […]

How to Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Disease

How to Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Disease

BPH isn’t the only disease that affects your prostate. Prostate cancer is also common among older men. According to one estimate, about 60 to 70 percent of the men who live to the age of 80 have some degree of prostate cancer. Since people are living longer than ever before, the cases of prostate cancer […]

How to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

How to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

You’ve searched high and low for your car keys, and you finally find them — in the microwave oven. Now you’re standing, car keys firmly in your grasp, but you can’t remember where you had planned to go. This type of forgetfulness is common in people with Alzheimer’s disease, and it makes life difficult for […]

How to Keep Alzheimer's Disease From Striking You

How to Keep Alzheimer’s Disease From Striking You

Alzheimer’s usually takes over a person’s life very slowly. You may misplace things or forget appointments, grope for words, or find that you suddenly can’t balance your checkbook. In the later stages of the disease, you may be unable to care for yourself at all. But you’re more likely to die from other causes before […]

How to Deal with Parkinson's Disease

How to Deal with Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not the end of the line. Treatments are available, researchers continue to search for a cure, and you have the ability to take control of this disease. Exercise. If you’ve always been a physically active person, you’re a step ahead of the game. If you haven’t been active, it’s […]

How to Treat Diverticular Disease

How to Treat Diverticular Disease

Diverticulosis is a condition in which pea-sized pouches form on the walls of your intestines. Although the small pouches, called diverticula, don’t cause any symptoms themselves, they sometimes become infected and inflamed causing diverticulitis. When a diverticulum becomes infected, bacteria can enter through tiny tears in your bowel, forming small abscesses. Sometimes these abscesses cause […]

How to Treat Fibrocystic Breast Disease

How to Treat Fibrocystic Breast Disease

A lumpy mattress may make it difficult for you to sleep. Lumpy breasts may do the same if you are experi­encing pain from fibrocystic breast disease. Fibrocystic breast disease causes round lumps in your breast which move easily within your breast tissue. They are not can­cerous but are usually tender to the touch. These cysts […]