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Urinary drain bags have been used for thousands of years, making it one of the oldest modern concepts in medical supplies. If your doctor has told you you will need to start living with a catheter leg bag extension, you probably have some ideas about what it will be like. Here are some common myths that you may have heard:
- Catheters are painful. It may cause you some brief discomfort at first, but it should not hurt. Once you begin getting used to the feeling of the tubes you should not be in any pain.
- Catheters are made for old people. While urinary in (more…)
Gwyn Staddon, a 16-year-old from British Columbia, died in a Starbucks restroom this week, reports CBC. Veronica Staddon, the mother of the victim, said that her daughter suffered from substance abuse, specifically fentanyl. While Staddon did try to admit her daughter to a public clinic, the wait lists were too long and she was unable to afford any private drug rehab centre.
Just four months prior, British Columbia declared a (more…)
Alcohol is a problem across the globe. Canada has a huge problem with the substance. People who live in this country drink more than 50% more than the global average, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Drinking too much has now become the third leading cause of disease and injury on the planet. In Canada, 47,000 people are killed every year by alcohol. Alcohol and drug abuse has cost the Canadian heath care system at least $8 billion. If you or someone you love suffers from alcoholism, it can feel hopeless. It is not. Recovery is possible. There are ways to make alcohol rehab easier.
1. You may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Whether you go into an inpatient rehab facility or do it at home, alcohol withdrawal is not a joke. Regard (more…)
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Usually, it is a challenging task to maintain the daily demands of the week, home, children, and giving special attention to someone who may be ill, disabled, or aging. With all these tasks that require attention, that is where home health care professionals come into play. Home health care professionals assist the elderly to […]
It is an unfortunate fact that many Americans today abuse prescription drugs or opioids, but the good news is that recovery from an addiction is always possible. A drug addict may be encouraged to visit methadone detox centers, heroin treatment centers, or other clinics to get medical help, and this can go a long way […]
In a time when more and more Americans are lobbying for the recreational use of marijuana in an increasing number of states, there are groups of people across the country who are concerned about a problem that has been haunting the nation for years: opioid drugs. With lives both ruined and lost parents and loved […]