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Foods To Eat After Surgery

Foods To Eat After Surgery

Getting home from the hospital after a surgery may be a relief, but the time at home is just as important in the healing process. In fact, a lot of the recovery process is just beginning! Adjustments need to be made, especially when it comes to diet. Eating the right foods will promote healing and prevent complications, as well as minimize the bruising and inflammation that occurs post-surgery.  First off, there are a few things we noticed doctors often say to avoid: sweets, processed foods, dairy products and red meat are likely to cause constipation. Cutting these off your list...

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What to Expect When Giving Birth

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What to Expect When Giving Birth

  Many moms-to-be are experts on everything to do with pregnancy; however, as the due date draws nearer, it’s important to be aware of all the in’s and out’s of the hospital for after the baby is born. First and foremost, many moms recommend taking a tour of the hospital beforehand to avoid any surprises. It’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the facilities and general practices of the maternity ward; for instance, are the rooms private or shared? Are partners able to stay overnight? Other great questions to ask during the tour are if the hospital has...

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What to Get a Teen in the Hospital

What to Get a Teen in the Hospital

                                           The hospital environment can be scary regardless of age, but young people may feel especially bored or disheartened while they’re in recovery. Below is a list of suggested gifts that will help ease discomfort, offer encouragement and spread some cheer during the difficult times.                                          Gifts for Pampering and Self-Care People recovering in the hospital often do not feel or...

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How To Make a Hospital Visit More Enjoyable

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How To Make a Hospital Visit More Enjoyable

There’s no denying staying in the hospital for an extended or undetermined period of time is a taxing experience. However, there are several easy ways to brighten a friend or family member’s hospital stay. Firstly, just being there is huge. The hospital can be an isolating and lonely place, and patients will no doubt appreciate the company. Your presence is a reminder of the world beyond the sliding hospital doors, and sharing anecdotes and updates from home will make them feel reassured. Generally speaking, having visitors is encouraging and beneficial for recovery. Never underestimate the importance of talking and listening!...

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4 Smartphone Apps to Help You Achieve Mindfulness at The Hosptial

4 Smartphone Apps to Help You Achieve Mindfulness at The Hosptial

Meditation seems to be having a moment in popular culture these days. Everywhere, it feels like the benefits of the ancient practice are being championed: improved concentration, growing self-awareness and yes, even happiness. The problem is, meditation doesn’t come easily to all of us. It takes a certain effort to be still, centered and mindful, especially in today’s non-stop digital age. And when you’re accustomed to instant gratification, it can feel frustrating if your meditation goals aren’t met immediately. With patience and practice it can have great benefits. It's a wonderful tool for patients as well as friends and family of...

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