What is Short Gut or Short Bowel Syndrome?

In order to explain the science behind short gut syndrome, we first need a quick anatomy refresher.  Digestion is the process of breaking down food into substances that can be used by the body such as vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrates. Digestion begins in...

STROKE – CVA AWARENESS, AND WHEN TO GET HELP

As emergency rooms across the country are becoming inundated with Covid-19 patients, the numbers of patients showing up suffering from other ailments has dramatically decreased according to many hospitals. ER staff members have been left wondering, where are all the...

COVID-19, CAREALINE AND BEST PRACTICES

Good afternoon,​While COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, we at CareAline wish to provide you with reassurance that we are currently operating, taking and shipping orders.  As we serve the most compromised population of patients, the need to...

CELL PHONES, A FIFTH LIMB WE CAN’T WASH

(thoughts and statistics on why I probably won’t touch your cell phone) We’re all taught from a young age (or so I hope) to wash our hands to remove the harmful bacteria that can make us sick. Signs line the bathroom walls in the restaurants we bring our families,...

WHAT THE PICC?

You are sick. Probably sicker than you have ever been. Now you are being told that you are going to have Picc line inserted. It’s going to be there for a matter of weeks and you are responsible for some of the care and maintenance of this medical device. What now?...