Bernice Osborne Pollard has just returned home from her day job, working for an organization that services youth mentoring programs. Now she’s home, it’s time to begin her second job: taking care of her one-year-old daughter and her 75-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
If you or someone you know suffers from a mental illness like depression, schizophrenia, or an eating disorder, you know it can take years to arrive at a proper diagnosis. For the first time in two decades, a new edition of the go-to manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose such disorders is being released, but not without controversy.
More than 13 million people in the United States have survived cancer -- but as most of these survivors know, life-saving treatments like chemo and radiation leave them weakened and debilitated. Now, a Massachusetts-based company is offering specialized care to get survivors back on their feet sooner.
A visit to your primary care physician often means long waits in exchange for fleeting face-time with your doctor. But a growing trend in the medical field aims to change that – and a whole lot more – about the way patients are treated.