Archive for July, 2014
The Center for Disease Control reports that the most common reason that patients visit their doctors is for a cough, and upper respiratory conditions as a whole account for 22% of those appointments. However, there are other reasons that Americans go to visit one of approximately 209,000 primary care physicians in the country — and some don’t even see a primary care doctor at all. A growing option in the United States is to visit an urgent care clinic instead, even for yearly recommended physicals and more complex medical treatments.
One of the options that many patients have is to receive medical imaging services for their injuries and illnesses in a doctor’s office or clinic. Some popular types of imaging include X-rays, CT scans, and Continue Reading No Comments
Did you know that Botox can be used for more than just cosmetics? You have probably heard of Botox as one of the most popular aging skin treatments, along with juvederm fillers and other cosmetic facial fillers.
But there are other uses for Botox than just stopping the wrinkles from forming around your face.
Here are a few of them.
- Botox for Hyperhidrosis. There is a condition in which people sweat almost four times as much as others just keep their body at an optimum temperature. Called hyperhidrosis, this medical problem affects about a million patients in the U.S. With the help of Botox injections, the nerves that send impulses to the sweat glands are blocked. As a result, less sweat is produced.
- Migraines. Frequent migraines affect million
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is what some would consider an epidemic in America. Between the ages of 3 and 17, there are about 5.2 million children diagnosed with the disorder. This equates to a little more than 8% of of this age group.
ADHD is characterized by restlessness, impulsivity, emotional outbursts, and lack of focus, making it difficult for any student to remain on task in school, or at home. As a result, these children often deal with low self-esteem, behavioral problems, and anxiety.
Treatment of ADHD has fallen to medication more often than not, as well as ADHD coaching, counseling for ADHD, cognitive behavioral therapy for ADHD, and life management coaching.
But over-medicating is a concern for many parents and educators who feel that physicians are pumping these
Did you know that tooth decay is up to four times more common than asthma among adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17? Going to a family dentist on a routine basis (about twice a year) can vastly reduce the odds of tooth decay and gum disease, which is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults.
However, in order to instill the best possible oral hygiene habits in your kids, it would be best to find a dentist for children. Around 80 percent of dentists are general practitioners, while the other 20 percent are dental specialists who limit their practices, such as a pediatric dentist.
What do pediatric dentists do? A dentist for children is dedicated to specifically working with your child from infancy through their teenage years. They perform general dentistr
If you’re an athlete, you know just how dangerous your sport can be. Sure, it’s the place where you can let loose and be who you are; it’s where you come alive; it’s what makes your clock tick. But when you have to undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery, posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, or a back rehabilitation program, you may not be so thrilled about your sport.
Luckily, there are sports medicine clinics that can be extremely helpful in these situations. They are staffed with well-trained sports medicine physicians who know exactly how to help heal sports injuries.
Here’s what sports medicine physicians do.
- Injury Prevention. You don’t necessarily have to wait until you get injured to see one of these physicians. If you consult them early on, you will be abl