How Is Your Health?

  • Tonsillectomy 101

    20 April 2020

    Removing children's tonsils used to be a routine procedure years ago. In fact, almost 2 million tonsillectomies were performed annually by surgeons in the 1960s and '70s. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, there are now fewer than 600,000 of these procedures performed annually. The reduction is due to physicians having different criteria they now follow to determine if a tonsillectomy is indeed necessary. Additionally, new medications have further reduced the need for surgical removal.

  • Words You Should Know If A Parent Has Dementia

    17 April 2020

    If you are providing care for somebody who has dementia, there are a few words you need to know. These terms help you provide the best care for somebody with dementia as well as understand the level of care your loved one may need. Accreditation Accreditation is the formal acknowledgment that a facility meets high standards of care. Facilities that are accredited must meet specific standards. Adult Day Care Centers

  • Why Should You Eat Differently When You Have Cancer?

    17 April 2020

    There's a lot that goes into treating cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation, and even immunotherapy may be utilized to help combat cancer cells and to kill them for good. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Other factors, like the exercise routine you maintain and how you eat are also important. If you didn't know that what you eat is important during this time and don't know what to do, read this guide to find out.

  • Why You Should Consider Cell Therapy For Dealing With A Weakened Immune System

    16 April 2020

    If you have a weakened immune system, then you might be looking for ways that you can improve your health. You might not know much about cell therapy, but it is a treatment option that you might want to explore. In fact, it is a great option for many people who suffer from a weakened immune system for these reasons and more. You Can Enjoy Long-Term Effects Having a weakened immune system over the long-term can have serious impacts on your life and health.

  • Taking Online Classes to Fulfill AANA Continuing Education Requirements

    16 April 2020

    Medical professionals are required to have a certain number of continuing education credits to maintain their certifications and professional status. These continuing credits can be accomplished by in-class training, VILT (virtual instructor led training), or prerecorded lessons, presentations, and webinars. Nurse anesthetists have specific requirements, just like other medical professionals, for continuing education. Since almost 90% of all practicing nurse nesthetists are members of AANA, AANA members should make sure to take classes for continuing education credits through valid providers of AANA classes.