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What Should You Know Before Your First Oncologist Appointment?

If you've recently received the sobering news that you have cancer, you may be anxiously preparing for the first appointment with your new oncologist. Being faced with a potentially terminal illness for the first time can be enough to send even the most stoic or capable person into a tailspin, and you may find yourself resorting to online searches to research your potential prognosis and treatment options. However, doing your own research without the medical background or knowledge to know what type of cancer you're facing could be risky, and you'll instead want to get an expert opinion from the oncologist who has reviewed your specific cancer cells. Read More 

Neonatal Careers: How Do These Nurses Help Parents?

Neonatal careers are more than just "jobs." Whether you're already an RN or you're just starting out in school, neonatology careers give you the chance to help the youngest of patients. These specialized nurses work in hospitals and other healthcare settings, helping infants who are born with a variety of medical issues (such as prematurity, serious infection, or birth defects). Even though neonatal nurses work directly with newborns, they help adults too. Read More 

That’s False! 3 Things That Could Cause You To Receive A “False-Positive” On A Drug Test

If your new job requires you to take a drug test, you might think you're safe since you don't use drugs. However, that might not be entirely true. There are some common, everyday products that can cause you to receive what's referred to as a "false-positive" on your drug test. Unfortunately, a "false-positive" on your pre-employment drug test could prevent you from being hired. If you're already working, a "false-positive" could lead to your termination. Read More 

The Connection Between Smoking And Knee Pain And How To Treat It

Knee pain is a common problem that plagues many people as they age, but few understand that their smoking habit may be affecting it and making it worse. Multiple studies have shown the ways that smoking can cause an increase in knee pain, but it's also been shown that it is possible to treat this problem with careful physical therapy. Smoking Negatively Affects Cartilage Beyond the myriad of dangerous effects that smoking causes in a person's body is one that few recognize: its affect on cartilage. Read More 

5 Ways A Pregnancy Sonogram Can Give You Peace Of Mind

Pregnancy sonograms seem to be the norm these days. Most of your friends who have been pregnant in the past decade have probably posted their sonogram images on Facebook along with excited claims of it being the "baby's first picture." Many women use the sonogram to find out the sex of the baby before delivery, but there are eight other ways that the pregnancy sonogram can provide you with peace of mind during your pregnancy. Read More