Family Doctor vs. Quick-care Clinic

A family doctor is your most important health care relationship. However, there are times a quick-care clinic has its advantages. Quick-care clinics sometimes are called urgent care or walk-in clinics. They are commonly located near retail developments. They are different from emergency rooms. They do not handle emergencies. Call 911 for an emergency or go to an emergency room. Quick-care […]

Creating a Personal Health Journal (Health Diary)

A personal health journal (health diary) is a record of your health. It is a journal you keep yourself. The journal helps you keep track of every aspect of your health. Path to well being A personal health journal is an easy way to keep track of your health. Keeping track of your health history helps you to be an […]

How to Treat Common Household Injuries

Home, sweet home. There’s no place like it. You may feel your most comfortable when you’re at home, but be aware there are dangers in your home, too. You may get a cut from a kitchen knife or other household tool. Perhaps you’ll burn your hand when taking something out of the oven or handling a hot pan on the […]

Health Insurance: Understanding What It Covers

Your health insurance policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. The policy lists a package of medical benefits such as tests, drugs, and treatment services. The insurance company agrees to cover the cost of certain benefits listed in your policy. These are called “covered services.” Your policy also lists the kinds of services that are not covered […]

Developing a Care Plan

Everybody has a health history. Maybe you have a chronic medical condition. Perhaps you take some prescription medicines on a regular basis. Or maybe you just take over-the-counter medicines for minor body aches every now and then. Whatever your situation, it’s important to record your health history. This is done with care plans. Path to improved health – A care […]

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Level

If you have diabetes, it’s important to monitor your blood sugar at different times of the day and throughout the year. There are 3 tools that can help you do this and, therefore, manage your diabetes: A blood test done every three months, blood tests taken every day, and a system that constantly monitors your blood glucose. The 3-month blood […]