San Antonio doctors raise health concerns after Roe v. Wade overturned
It’s been a week heavy in emotion and passion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, paving the way for states to impose bans on abortion. Two renowned San Antonio doctors are setting both of those aside to focus on the science and lay out some legitimate health dangers.
Dealing with dizziness? Here’s what you should do
According to Consumer Reports, one of the most common causes of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV. So if you feel dizzy when you wake up, take your time getting out of bed. Other reasons someone may be feeling dizzy is because of a drop in blood pressure or dehydration. You should also call your doctor if a new medication or change in dose is making you feel dizzy. RELATED: ‘Flu is still out there’: Not a typical flu season, but cases have been reported in Bexar County
How to tell whether you have COVID-19 or the Flu
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – As we’re all anxiously awaiting a vaccine for the coronavirus, don’t forget about getting your flu vaccine. But this year, how will you know if you have the flu or COVID-19? COVID and the flu have similar symptoms, but the COVID-19 virus often causes a loss of taste or smell. Experts say it’s possible and some are wondering if the flu vaccine will protect them against COVID-19. Right now, the CDC says it does seem as though COVID-19 is more deadly than the seasonal flu, but that could change as researchers continue to analyze the data.
Did you know your childs health information can be kept from you? Heres how to not let that happen
Getting important medical information on college-aged kids was perhaps once thought of as nothing more than a permission slip parents used to sign. On the contrary, they are far more important, and its not the parents doing the signing now. Doctors or other medical personnel have the right to withhold information from parents due to the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA. HIPAA authorizationA student signing a HIPAA authorization form allows medical personnel to disclose health information to anyone specified, whether its a parent or another adult. Students can stipulate not to have certain information disclosed that they want to keep private, such as mental health, drugs or sex.
How to get the most out of every medical visit -- especially now
But regardless of whether you’ve felt sick these past few months, safe to say, you always want to get the most out of every medical appointment. Here are some tips you can use to make every medical appointment as valuable as possible. Consider a video visit. Medical offices can be overwhelmed by patients, especially lately, so if your symptoms are mild, consider a video visit to discuss your concerns and get some health recommendations. And when you choose a video visit, you will not have to drive to the office, or even get out of bed.