After-Surgery Care at Home: The Vital Role of Registered Nurses in Recovery

Nurse taking care senior man to bed in the room at home.

The presence of a registered nurse (RN) at home can be a game-changer when coming home from the hospital. This isn’t just a matter of convenience; it’s a crucial step toward a smoother recovery and avoiding post-operative complications.  Studies indicate that up to 15% of people will experience a post-operative complication, with as many as […]

Being Prepared for a Colonoscopy

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Your provider just told you that it is time to get a colonoscopy. You may be wondering: What is a colonoscopy?  Why do I need one? How can I be prepared?   What can I expect? Like many things in health care, colonoscopies can be a bit scary. By becoming informed and being prepared you […]

Understanding the Difference Between a Surgery vs a Procedure

Nurse measuring blood pressure middle age woman.

Everyone has heard the words ‘procedure’ and ‘surgery’ when speaking to healthcare providers. These two words may have been used when talking about your health or the health of one of your loved ones. Both words are used frequently and often interchanged, but there is a difference. Being informed about the difference is the number […]

Tips for Recovering After Plastic Surgery

Female nurse gives a dose of insulin to diabetic senior woman during home visit.

Recovering after plastic surgery is as important as the surgeon you pick to do your surgery. There are many different plastic surgeries to choose from. You may be looking at a procedure to improve your overall appearance or maybe you need to restore your appearance after a life altering event, like a severe hand or […]