A family history of drug use or abuse is a big predictor of future drug abuse by children raised in that environment. It changes the brain and how it responds. They target the reward center in the brain and create feelings of euphoria. Drug addicts are constantly chasing that feeling of euphoria which normally entails increased use of the offender.
The saying “it takes a village” is especially true when it comes to the overall health of the community you live in! If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it is that our community’s health is the sum of many parts. That means if each individual or family does their part, the overall health of the community they live in can thrive. Let HPFY explain how and why your role in your community’s health is crucial.
This holiday season is a great time to look at your Flexible Spending Account or FSA to make sure you maximize your pretax contributions. Many of these FSA eligible medical aids or products can make wonderful gifts. Shop Now!
Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group started by HPFY.
Barrier Cream, also known as a moisture barrier cream, is a type of skincare product applied directly to the skin surface to maintain a physical barrier against infection and irritants. Skin Barrier Creams provide protection from irritants and prevent the skin from drying out. Find out the best barrier creams for skincare at HPFY.
Summer officially starts June 21, but Memorial Day weekend is viewed as the “unofficial” beginning of summer. As your health and wellness partner, HPFY has the info and products you need to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
A tub transfer bench allows the person to enter and exit the shower easily and safely. This equipment straddles the bathtub (two legs outside of the tub and two legs inside of the tub) and allows the user to slide into and out of the tub with or without assistance. A tub transfer bench is wider than a shower chair and normally has adjustable legs to accommodate any bathtub.
If not given the proper mattress or bed overlay, may end up developing pressure sores where parts of the body come in contact with the mattress. A patient who needs to be in bed most of the day will need constant position changes and a good mattress to protect skin integrity.
Migraine headaches cause recurrent headaches that can be debilitating. A migraine without aura is known as a common migraine while migraine with aura is called a classic migraine. Other symptoms that occur with migraines include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound.