Medical Disorders

Medical Disorders

Hospital Hints

Going to the hospital is somewhat like traveling to another country – the sights are unfamiliar and the people you meet there often speak a foreign language. No matter what the reason for the trip – whether it’s an overnight visit for a few tests or a longer stay for medical treatment or major surgery – nearly everyone worries about entering the hospital. Learning more about hospitals and the people who work there may help make your hospital stay less stressful.

The following hints are meant for people who plan to enter the hospital by choice rather than for those who go to the hospital because of an emergency. (Information about emergency care is at the end of this Age Page.) Relatives and friends of patients who are admitted to the hospital also may find this information useful.

What to Bring

It’s best to pack as little as you can. However, be sure to bring the following items:

Medical Disorders — In The News
New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with the drug, called brentuximab vedotin. While the... Read More


Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research examines why people with diabetes who depend on injections of lifesaving insulin still have no cheaper generic options to treat their disease. "Surprisingly, this issue has not been talked about, so we're asking the question: Why is there no generic... Read More


Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many people with Alzheimer's disease and other types... Read More


Related Questions & Answers

Weblog Entries
Understanding Fainting Spells

Nearly everyone has experienced the sensation of feeling lightheaded when standing up quickly. It feels as though you might faint for a few seconds and in some cases, people do... Read More


Ignorance Is Not Bliss When It Comes To Our Health

Let me ask you something: If you had a health condition like hypothyroidism, diabetes, or high blood pressure, would you want to know? I would. Sure, the news would bum... Read More


Does The Air We Breathe Affect Cognitive Health?

When I lived and worked in Chicago, I was the consummate commuter. Without a car, my choices of transportation were my feet, bus, or train (unfortunately, I didn’t have... Read More


Myndfulness App

Designed to Help You Feel Better Daily

Myndfuless App Rating

Download Now For Free

Learn More >