Archive for February, 2014
Currently, more than 35% of U.S. adults are obese. With obese individuals, weight loss doctors are almost necessary for reversing the effects of obesity and getting back on the track of a healthy lifestyle. Seeing a weight loss Dr. is somewhat of a last-resort for individuals struggling with obesity. For some people, years and years of living an unhealthy lifestyle make it almost impossible to lose weight, and removing stubborn fat pockets by just watching what they eat and exercising daily isn’t enough.
In these cases, a liposuction procedure may be a suitable option. Liposuction should not be a treatment for obesity, nor a replacement for regu
Making the decision to put your loved one in a nursing home is never easy. Many people feel guilty about not being able to take care of their elderly loved one at home, and hesitate to contact senior living facilities. But the truth about living in these facilities is far from the stereotypical images shown on television. These places are often filled with active, lively folks who interact with one another and engages in many different social activities.
The average nursing home in the U.S. houses about 107 beds, according to PBS, and about 4.5% of American citizen above the age of 65 live in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities. Residents usually get involved in community events, sports, recreational outings, therapy, art classes, and even clubs. These activities keep them active and social, as
Stress gets to us. It might not be right away; it might not even be for a few months or even years. But in the end, everyone becomes overwhelmed at some point — whether it’s from work, relationships, financial troubles, health issues or something else. When stress manifests itself, the results can often be dangerous.
One in every 75 people may experience panic disorder, a condition that results in anxiety attacks and panic episodes, reports the American Psychological Association. One of the most commonly suffered symptoms of these is hyperventilation, an increased rate of breathing that results in the body exhaling more carbon dioxide than it inhales oxygen. This sudden shift in your breathing that can result in dizziness and tingly fingers, and in some situations, you could pass out. It helps to kno
Did you know that there are nearly 9,000 urgent care facilities in the United States? This number is rapidly growing partly because less than 30% of primary care doctors offer after-hours coverage. Medical urgent care first became available in the United States in the 1970s, and these centers now account for $14 billion in revenue every year in the U.S. Urgent health care has become a viable and convenient way to receive immediate medical treatment because these facilities are beneficial in a variety of ways.
1. Short wait times. Urgent medical care is convenient because patients generally experience short wait times. In fact, 57% of patients wait 15 minutes or