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Epilepsy - Seizure First Aid (Infographic)

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 26, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Epilepsy - Seizure First Aid: A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain that can cause confusion, muscle jerking, and loss of memory. A person who suffers more than one seizure is said to have epilepsy. Poorly controlled seizures can lead to injuries, limitations at school or work, and an inability to drive. If you are with someone who has a seizure, it is important to have a general idea of what to do, and what things to avoid. Also, be aware of things to look for that would require calling emergency medical services.

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Managing Epilepsy and Seizures Infographic

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 26, 2018 1:54:00 PM

Living with epilepsy means learning about the condition, getting support from others, being prepared for seizures and making your environment as safe as possible.

 

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Should I Get a Flu Shot...or Not? [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 20, 2018 3:33:00 PM

The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine.  So, what’s the bottom line?  The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.

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Wound Closure Options | Stitches, Staples, or Glue?

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 14, 2018 5:51:53 PM

Stitches have been used in medicine for centuries, and the procedure hasn't changed much. Due to advances in sutures and suture alternatives, surgeons are able to close wounds faster and with less trauma to the patients. The type of material used is determined by factors such as the type of injury being repaired or procedure being done, healing time, and the patient's condition. It is important to be aware of the properties of each, so that you can have a meaningful discussion with your physician/surgeon.

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Medical Marijuana | THC vs. CBD

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 27, 2018 3:03:11 PM

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant, most commonly known as cannabis.

Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differed dramatically in their effects. Check out this infographic for a quick comparison of THC and CBD:

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Living with Bipolar Disorder

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 21, 2018 12:03:15 PM

Bipolar disorder is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world and results in 9.2 years reduction in expected life span.(1)

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Mental Health Research and Treatment Updates | healtheo360 Support Groups

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 16, 2018 6:08:08 PM

Depression affects nearly 350 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of disability.(1)

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Living With Depression

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 10, 2018 12:57:26 PM

More than 15 million American adults are affected by depression annually, with the expectation that 16-20 out of 100 people will have the disorder at least once in their lives.(1)

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Parkinson's Research and Treatment Updates

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 16, 2018 11:08:05 AM

Parkinson’s disease affects 50% more men than it does women, with over 1 million total patients in the United States. (1)

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Living With Scoliosis

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 28, 2018 5:34:29 PM

Over 80% of people with scoliosis have idiopathic scoliosis and the majority are adolescent girls. (1)

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