Archive for February, 2014
When you move, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is find new family doctors. Though some people might not do that right away because of all the other things that need to be taken care of while moving, putting it off can prove to be a mistake, especially for families with young kids. The reality is that you never know when an injury or illness could pop up, and not having a primary care physician can make it more difficult to get diagnoses and treatments. So upon arriving at a new place or even before moving, taking the time to do a bit of research and find information about available doctors is a smart choice.
Every year, Americans make more than a billion trips to the doctor’s office, according to the CDC, and while there are literally hundreds of different issues that you mig
Even the most self-assured people dread the physical signs of aging. Many do not realize, however, that they may be doing things to speed up the process — and make wrinkles and similar skin conditions much worse. “Doing the wrong things can speed up your skin’s aging process, and you might be surprised at what some of those no-nos are,” dermatologist Dr. Tess Mauricio tells The Irish Examiner.
Habits That Speed Up Aging
Some behaviors likely to accelerate aging, such as smoking cigarettes and eating unhealthy foods, may seem relatively obvious. Others, however, may catch you off-guard. Seemingly innocent behaviors, like drinking out of a straw, can give you wrinkles at an early age. “Sipping from a straw can cause fine lines around your mouth. Over the long-
There’s nothing like the fresh, sweet scent of red raspberries. Scientifically, that intoxicating aroma comes from pure raspberry ketones, a chemical compound inside the fruit. Everyone knows that raspberries (and blueberries and strawberries and really all berries) are good for you, but recent studies have shown that there might be more to raspberry ketones than just a pleasing aroma.
The latest buzz in the healthy eating world is over how a raspberry ketone diet just might be the answer to effective weight loss. Preliminary studies in animals found that the ketones might increase some measures of the metabolism, according to WebMD. And since metabolism plays a central role in determ
On average, it takes about 12 weeks of exercise to see measurable changes in the appearance of your body. However, fitness clothing will help you pin point the positive changes in your body more easily. Importantly, having the right fashion sportswear makes all the difference; being comfortable and looking good is a huge part of working out successfully.
Compression exercise clothing, such as tight fabrics and spandex help increase blood flow to an individual’s core during an exercise routine. Things like running gear for women are made to be comfortable and look good. For the most part, women sportswear can
Laser resurfacing is used to get rid of acne scars, aging spots, sun damage, freckles, and other skin imperfections. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Are you considering skin laser resurfacing? Approximately 176,332 laser treatments were done on people ages 40 and older in 2009 – so you are not alone. Read on to learn about what to expect, benefits and side effects of the dermatology procedures.
What to Expect - Skin laser resurfacing is done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Skin laser resurfacing is considered an out patient procedure, which legally requires you to stay over night for observation. Depending on the size of the treatment area, local anesthetic will be applied, or you will be sedated if the enti
For the most part, nursing homes provide 24 hours health care for those who need it, which typically includes the elderly, disabled, and terminally ill. Nursing care homes take care of people from all walks of life, and for the most part, assisted living care is extremely beneficial for many people. More times than not, people who are incapable of independent living live in assisted living communities, because it allows them to get the care they need without being a burden on those around them.
Interestingly, around a quarter or all nursing care homes consider themselves to be non-profit organizations. The nursing home industry is expected to grow in the coming years, as the baby boomer generation a
For the most part, a typical assisted living facility resident is usually a senior citizen who does not need the level of care offered by a nursing home but prefers more companionship and needs some assistance in day-to-day living. In the case of assisted living seniors are the most common residents, although anyone with medical problems or disabilities can benefit from an assisted living program or spending time in assisted living residences.
Assisted living centers offer discreet and dignified personal assistance to make aging a comfortable experience. Many seni
In lieu of visiting the medical center emergency room, there are more convenient options like an after hours urgent care center. It is especially convenient when over 80 percent of all urgent care patients can boast of a wait time that is less than about 15 minutes, according to the Urgent Care Association of America. When using an urgent care nearby, you can save significant time and expense that comes from using the emergency room for your minor injuries.
For most minor health issues, easy availability means you can steer clear of the emergency room services for after hour treatment. The convenience of being able to see a doctor with such minimal advance notice is critical when experiencing symptoms like the flu
Do you need improved mobility around your home? Perhaps you have a family member who needs to be able to get around the house more efficiently. An indoor or outdoor stair lift, or wheelchair lifts for that matter, may be the best solution to the issue.
The engineer C.C. Crispen created the first stair lift during the 1920′s in order to help a friend in need to move more easily between the floors of the house. Today, stair lifts–also referred to as stair gliders or chair lifts–typically have such features included like a key switch, battery isolation switches, variable seat height, seat belts, rails that “flip up,” folding steps, and more.
If the stairs are wide enough, stairway lifts are comprised of a chair or other platform that is connected to a rail, which in turn is connected to the stairs or the wall a
Many people may have a lot of question surrounding hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are often used to treat certain medical conditions that will respond to the higher level of oxygen introduced when using a hyperbaric chamber.
A used hyperbaric chamber can be of rigid of flexible material and is designed to deliver 100% oxygen to treat those wounds and medical problems. Lyme disease is often treated with hyperbaric chamber treatment. This disease presents itself with symptoms including fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash. If left untreated, it can spread the infection to joints, heart, and the nervous system.
A used hyperbaric chamber can also be used to treat radiation necrosis. The