Archive for December, 2014
When it comes to finding quick and affordable care for the injured and ill, many people have begun to realize that emergency room care may not be necessary for every medical problem they and their loved ones experience. Instead, urgent care centers are becoming a preferred option for many due to their convenience, affordability and quality care for non-life-threatening injuries and illness. Recently, Maine became the latest state to benefit from these medical walk in clinics: the state welcomed its 23rd urgent care facility in late December.
Across the United States, the number of urgent care centers has reached an estimated 7,000 centers, and shows signs of continued growth: from 2009 to 2014, the urgent me
If you have acne, you have likely done a lot of research to try to find the best skin care tips and techniques to achieve a better complexion. As part of your research, you have likely found a lot of contradicting information on different acne treatment products, procedures, and above all, foods. Most dermatologists agree that your diet affects the health of your skin, but no one seems to be able to definitively prove that products like chocolate cause breakouts. Now, a French study claims to have found a link between a daily consumption of chocolate and sweets and acne in teenagers. Is this the proof that you’ve been looking for? Should you supplement your dermatologist acne treatment by cutting
Most home chefs know that spices and seasonings are an important part of almost every dish: if used in the right quantities and in the correct combinations, spices can turn any recipe into a flavorful, delicious experience to share with your friends and family. Moreover, with the wide variety of options available, ranging from dill spices to fennel pollen and fennel seeds, there is no shortage of great recipes and uses for these versatile products. One of the most common methods, however, is as a gourmet dry rub for fish and meat. But how do you know which exotic spices for sale will make the best dry rub? How do you use t
Being fit is in. Consumers are constantly bombarded with images of thin, seemingly happy people promoting the latest and greatest secret guaranteeing rapid weight loss. The ads are everywhere, online, in print, and on television.
However, buyer beware. Rapid weight loss may not be as healthy as you think. In fact, the secret to rapid weight loss is there is no secret. No miracle product or supplement can provide healthy weight loss. Only a comprehensive, diet, exercise, and emotional support plan can do that, which is why many people turn to medical weight loss programs for help.
Fad diets may provide temporary, fast weight loss albeit at the body’s expense. Your body’s cells a
Taking children to the pediatric office isn’t really anyone’s idea of a good time. Usually the kids are sick, or there are other sick, sniffling, miserable kids in the waiting room clinging to tired, weary-eyed parents who have clearly been sleep deprived for far too long. The reason that parents do it, and usually without complaint, is that pediatric care is essential for the health of children.
One of the main reasons that you need to take your child or children to a pediatric physician is for vaccinations. According t
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an FDA-approved method for relieving the symptoms of chronic regional pain disorders. Patients who suffer from these types of disorders are immersed in a high-pressure chamber that provides greater oxygen availability, at an increased pressure. This treatment can relieve symptoms for a variety of chronic regional pain disorders, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Lyme Disease, radiation necrosis, and more. Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy generally lasts about two hours, during which most patients relax comfortably.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic regional pain disorder that causes muscle atrop
Putting a loved one in a nursing home can be a tough decision, but in some cases, it may be the best choice for their health, safety, and quality of life. Many nursing homes allow a person a level of independent living while still ensuring that he or she is safe and getting the medical care that he or she needs. If you’re considering putting a loved one in an assisted living community, here are a few things you need to do.
1. Be Open About the Decision.
The first thing you should do is be as open as possible about the decision. It can be a tough realization for an elderly parent to come to, that they need help and can no longer live safely with the same amount of independence a
It seems like every time you turn the page in a magazine, there’s an ad for a new hair loss treatment. But the sad reality is that most of these treatments aren’t evidenced based, and won’t result in any hair regrowth at all. If you want to narrow your search to treatments that have been shown to be both safe and effective, here are the main three hair loss solutions you should consider:
- Medical Treatment:
Much male pattern baldness is caused by something called miniaturization. This is a phenomenon in which strands of hair become thinner, shorter and weaker with each cycle of hair growth. Early on, one of the most common treatments for balding caused by miniaturization is medical (drug) treatment. There are two drugs that have been approved by the FDA for treatment o
Although most people have a regular general physician that they go to when they are sick or injured, many of these doctors offices hold normal office hours or even custom hours that are not always convenient for when your body decides to get sick. After hours urgent care centers are the perfect solution for when you can not get to your normal doctor in the case of sickness or other medical emergency. Urgent care hours are specifically designed to accommodate those needing medical attention in otherwise inconvenient time frames. When an injury or sickness occurs when you are on vacation or away from home, Continue Reading No Comments
With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror and Christmas coming up on the horizon, it’s fair to say that we’re knee deep in the holiday season already. On the one hand, it’s an obvious and obligatory time to celebrate — to eat, drink, and be merry. On the other hand, it’s also a time when everyone typically gains weight if they’re not careful.
Luckily, family practice physicians know some little habits and tricks that can help keep weight gain at bay. Here’s a simple weight loss system you can put in place to help make sure those Christmas cookies, cups of egg