Tips for preventing heat stroke

Even though it is already September, we still have plenty of warm days ahead. This is the perfect time of year to start attending festivals and other outdoor events. Just remember, we can still overheat easily, especially if we aren’t prepared for those warm rays of...

Preseason: Palliative Care

As a patient advocate I get asked all the time what is the difference in Hospice and Palliative care options. This podcast aims to help people identify why they may be needing palliative care facilities. Take a listen and let us know if this information is helpful for...

Preseason: Hospice Care

Hospice care is about more than end of life, it is about comfort and celebration of life with our loved ones while they are still with us. Take a listen to our short conversation on how hospice care is different than palliative care. We also talk about how a patient...

Season 1 Episode 1: Fibromyalgia

In this podcast we will be having conversations with both Doctors and Patients to help make the limitations of our medical system more transparent for all parties. The intention with this podcast is to start the conversations of change that are already taking place in...

Why Did I Get The Flu If I Had The Vaccine?

Did you get the flu this season, even though you were vaccinated? As of February 9, the CDC estimated 7.2–8.4 million people sought medical treatment due to flu-like symptoms. First, understand that getting an annual flu shot is strongly recommended and your...

Mild Stroke Case

The Reluctant Patient and the Stroke Is It Possible to Have A Stroke Without Knowing It? The patient just experienced a mild stroke. While they didn’t know it was a stroke right away, they knew something wasn’t quite right and decided to call the doctor...

Preventing Trips, Slips and Falls in the Fall

As Autumn approaches we take the time to refocus on our goals, our health, and our families. It is also at time of year for most places in our country that leaves fall from trees, we have extra rain, and snowy times are not far behind. These can be dangerous times for...
Top 5 Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Top 5 Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Heat stroke in the summer is very common particularly here in NC for the elderly. Why? Because as we age we forget, forget to drink water! Hydration is the number one way to prevent heat stroke in the summer. The second most common way is to avoid heat stroke is to...