Archive for December, 2015
The day before I was scheduled to leave for Morocco with the Peace Corps, I got bit by a deer tick. I live on Long Island, which has the highest Lyme’s Disease rates in the world, and so I couldn’t afford to take any chances. I knew I needed to have the tick removed by a professional and take the prophylactic doxycycline, but my family practice doctor was always booked at least a few days in advance, which I didn’t have time for. Also, this wasn’t exactly an emergency, and anyway I didn’t have the time to waste an entire day in the ER waiting room.
Really, I should thank that darned tick, because it led me to frantically Google until I discovered a local urgent care center. Up until that point, I had never heard of an urgent care center, and didn’t realize there was a fast solution in between my regular doctor
Gender-prevalent cancers like breast and prostate cancer have one thing in common: age. Of the roughly 220,800 cases of prostate cancer likely to have been diagnosed during 2015, 60% of them would be on patients over the age of 65 and rarely on those below 40; similarly breast cancer is rare before the age of 40. Both cancers have relatively high risk rates, with one in eight women developing breast cancer over their lifetimes and one in seven men have a similar risk of contracting prostate cancer and requiring cancer care.
Both cancers have similar survival rates, 100% or close for detection in early stages. This is where vital cancer care and detection is key. Early breast
A persistent feeling of sleepiness during the day could be due to undiagnosed allergies, medication regimens, an uncomfortable bed or pillow, or stress from work. Health experts say, however, that daytime drowsiness coupled with loud snoring at night could be a warning sign of sleep apnea. What differentiates sleep apnea from regular snoring patterns is the fact that, as the throat muscles relax in people with the condition, their breathing patterns are slowed or temporarily interrupted.
When people with sleep apnea are startled awake in the middle of the night, a pattern which could repeat itself more than 25 times an hour, it is due to their bodies’ temporary inability to draw a complete breath. There are a variety of causes, but in general, one in six Americans has sleep apnea.
Back pain is an underestimated illness; lower back pain causes mental and physical health issues that are often over-looked. Close to 90 percent of Americans suffer from some form of back pain. Chiropractic medicine, while often overlooked, is a valuable source of relief for a growing number of Americans — and it is increasingly a top choice for employment.
According to chiropractic websites, chiropractors focus on the neuromusculoskeletal system, using spinal adjustments and manipulations to address problems of the nerves, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. The result is a treatment that can often prevent surgery and provide much-needed relief to patients suffering from an array of injuries and chronic pain illnesses. Only 1.5 percent of those who see a chiropractor first have to have surgery,
Majority of skin care product manufacturers prefer to spend majority of their time and energy on marketing their products. Private label skin care manufacturers use less resources to market their products, and more resources on developing the perfect product for the customer. No matter what the reason is for searching for private label skin care products, customers are usually more satisfied with the products they buy from spas or doctor’s offices, rather than national chains.
Why choose private label products
Private label products are specially designed to help with specific problems. National brands focus on marketing a variety of conditions to entice consumers to buy, but private labels focus on treating specific conditions. Private labels are extremely popular fo
It?s no secret that testosterone is an important part of healthy function for the male body. Very often however, men underestimate just how vital it is and how many of their biological processes rely on a healthy amount of testosterone. For this reason, many men in the U.S. that suffer from low testosterone don?t realize the problem and will go without help. There isn?t a lot in the way of education about testosterone deficiency and this begs questions like, ?does low testosterone affect focus??, ?does low t affect my strength?? and so on. The following outlines some important facts about low testosterone levels and how i
Bariatric surgery, which is sometimes called weight loss surgery, is truly life-changing. Not only can it help patients slim down to a healthy, attractive weight, it can potentially save their lives. Naturally, anyone who’s considering bariatric surgery probably has a few questions.
Here are just a few of the answers patients commonly seek.
Is it right for me? - Bariatric surgery isn’t right for everyone, unfortunately. It’s a very serious procedure that requires people to change the way they live. Bariatric surgery should only be considered as an option if a patient has a body mass index higher than 40 or a BMI higher than 35, but also has serious obesity-related health p
Urgent care is a great alternative to the hospital or your primary physician in the case of certain illnesses and injuries. 85% of facilities are open 7 days a week and provide later availability than most doctors’ offices. With 3 million patients visiting a local walk-in clinic each week according to the Urgent Care Association of America, here are 4 things every clinic would like patients to know:
Urgent care is not a replacement for your primary physician. While urgent care facilities are prepared to treat a wide array of ailments and injuries, they are not a replacement for your doctor. Following up regularly with your doctor is the best way to round out your health care regime. Primary physicia
The holiday season is closing in on us. Do you have a few people on your list who are difficult to buy for? Do you have some family members who love everything that you get them, but this year you are at a loss for an idea? You might be able to finish your Christmas shopping list by looking for some very beneficial gifts from an EMF safety store.
Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) are actually invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of any kind of electrical power, as well as various forms of natural and man-made lighting. EMFs are typically characterized by wavelength or frequency and are divided into two radioactive categories. The first, non-ionizing, is a low-level radiation which is generally perceived as an EMF that is harmless to humans. The second
Heart disease has been and remains the leading cause of death for nearly every ethnicity in the United States. There are approximately 610,000 deaths related to heart disease every year, that accounts for one out of every four deaths. There are approximately 735,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year; that means someone suffers from a heart attack nearly every 34 seconds. Making key lifestyle changes alongside cardiologist supervision could significantly decrease your risk of heart disease.
Who Is At Risk For Heart Disease?
No one is certain if or when they will develop heart disease, but knowing who is at r