INFLAMMATION: Both Friend and Foe

If you’ve ever had a splinter or sprained an ankle, you’ve experienced mild inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s response to injury or invasion by bacteria and viruses. It’s what causes the skin around an injury to appear red and “angry,” and for the surround tissue to become swollen. These are good things, because it means…

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Family caregivers can assist in recovery

Marueen Healy, NP, describes the importance of family caregivers.

When I started Virtual Healing, I didn’t realize what I do would hit so close to home. My company is a telehealth service. We offer healthcare education to family caregivers who support their loved ones’ recovery following hospitalization. My cousin has been in an Intensive Care Unit for over a week. She is at high…

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