1 in 4 women will be in an abusive relationship in their lifetime, and that statistic only takes into account physical violence against women. There are many different kinds of abuse and people of any gender in any kind of relationship can be victims. The Medical Station would like to further educate you on the realities of domestic abuse because the more we know about it, the more we can do to stop it!
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Medical ID’s are emblems or tags, often worn as medical alert bracelets or necklaces, which bear the message that a person has a severe medical condition that may require immediate medical assistance. It can also be worn by people with less debilitating illnesses that may inhibit a person from expressing their condition to others, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Autism. On this week’s blog The Medical Station explores the importance of medical alert jewelry.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating issues of mental health, it can be hard to know whom to turn to. There are so many different types of mental health professionals - from therapists, to psychiatrists, to psychologists, and even counselors - that it is difficult to know what type of mental health professional is right for you. This week The Medical Station discusses the role of a social worker as a mental health professional.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises people to consume less than 10% of their calories from refined or free sugars. But, how can we do this if we don’t know what refined sugars are and where they are hiding? In fact, these harmful sweet particles are even in foods you may think are good for you such as fruit juices and energy bars. The Medical Station uncovers the truth about refined sugar and the risks they can cause if eaten in excess.
Chiropractors are educated and licensed doctors that make a great addition to any health-care team with a particular focus on our neuromusculoskeletal system. The Medical Station encourages seeing a chiropractor for a variety of injuries and conditions including neck, back and joint pain. We even offer chiropractic services in our clinic if you feel it would be helpful for you!
Music Medicine has been used since the beginning of culture, yet so few people know about its vast range of benefits for people of all ages. The Medical Station wants you to gain a better understanding of what Music Medicine is and how it works, so you could consider using it as a part of your medical care
While most of us understand that being left by a loved one can leave you devastated, it turns out a broken heart can actually cause your heart to malfunction. Recently, scientists have uncovered why people are more likely to die following the death of their partner. The Medical Station is here to explain what we know, so far, about this phenomenon and how a broken heart can even kill you.
Nowadays there is an app for everything! But when it comes to Medical Apps, it can be hard to know which ones are reliable and which you will actually use. In this week’s blog, The Medical Station gives you the inside scoop on health-related apps you may want to consider downloading on your smartphone or tablet.
How many times have you promised yourself that this was the year you were going to read more, quit smoking or finally lose weight? A poll from 2 years ago explains that 73% of Canadians don’t keep their New Year’s Resolutions. That means that while about a quarter of us are able to make long-term changes to our lives, a majority of people are having trouble. The Medical Station wants to help you reach your goals, if you find that you can never seem to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions.