Why Knowing Your Family Health History Matters

As someone who has worked in the medical/healthcare industry for many years, I’ve said, heard or written the phrase “know your family health history” many, many times. But like so many of the health messages we hear, I’ve never really stopped to think of what this one might mean to me. After all, at the… Continue reading Why Knowing Your Family Health History Matters

Understanding Carotid Artery Dissections

Nine years ago, I experienced a medical rarity, and I’ve spent the time since focused on sharing my experience in the hopes of raising awareness about a condition that few people really understand. Unlike a bone break or other easily diagnosed condition, I experienced a carotid artery dissection (CAD), which can cause an array of… Continue reading Understanding Carotid Artery Dissections