My First Time Using Telemedicine

It was a Tuesday night when I started to feel the burn. And no, I’m not talking about politics. I’m talking about the unmistakable burn of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Having had a couple before, I knew exactly what I was in for. So, I booked the first available appointment for the next day…

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Jennifer Martin, CareContent

When You Have An Abnormal Mammogram: Grand New Adventures In Fear

It wasn’t exactly a surprise when they said I had an abnormal mammogram. I am, as they say, no spring chicken, and generally, the older women get, the higher their risk for breast cancer. But I admit there was still a part of me shouting, “I’m too YOUNG! I’m barely out of college! This is…

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Ros Lederman, CareContent

Pet Therapy In Healthcare: 4 Facts I Learned After Seeing My Dentist

I’ve never been the kind of person who was afraid of going to the dentist, though I can certainly understand why some people feel that way. But after a series of rather unfortunate experiences with dentists over the past few years—including several thousand dollars’ worth of possibly unnecessary and definitely painful procedures—I found myself approaching…

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Samantha Gassel, CareContent

The Ultimate Brainstorm: Surprising Facts About Epilepsy

There’s a reason that some people call seizures “brainstorms.” When your brain is functioning normally, millions of tiny electrical charges travel in a pattern from the nerve cells in your brain to the rest of your body. But sometimes, that pattern gets interrupted by intense bursts, or storms, of electrical energy—and that’s when you have…

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Samantha Gassel, CareContent

How Physicians Can Help Teens Who Are Growing Up With Epilepsy

At 13 years old, I was the quintessential adolescent. Huge glasses, stubborn baby weight, and a knack for always being about two seasons behind fashion trends—everything you can imagine when you think of age 13. However, there was something different about me—I was growing up with epilepsy. Growing up with epilepsy had its challenges, but…

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