Archive for July, 2016
A time that children look forward to and a time that many parents have mixed feelings about. Anxious to have their children at home for a couple of months, some parents still struggle with what they will do to make sure that their children are safe, happy, and occupied. And for all the talk about children and teenagers needing more down time, the fact of the matter is if you are a working parent too much down time for your children can mean trouble.
In generations past, when many mothers were always home instead of working away from the house, summers could mean something different. Kids could wander the neighborhood, bike to the public swimming pool, and sleep under the stars on the cooler evenings. Today, however, things are a little more complicated. Not all neighborhoods are made for wanderi
Patient A Exactly one month after being released from the hospital after a stroke, Patient 1 is free from a heart monitor that she has worn 24/7 since the event that caught everyone off guard. Fortunately, she was aware that something was wrong and she was volunteering with a group of people who knew her well. Her first symptom was a loss of vision in one eye followed by lapses in being able to talk. The friends who were with her insisted that the paramedics on site immediately take her to the closest hospital. The friends knew this was no heat stroke, it had to be something bigger. The patient still cannot believe she had a stroke and every doctor she has seen is shocked to discover that she has no side effects. in fact every physician says she should have some residual effects from a s
Most sports activities take place after business hours. Sports games and practices usually fall outside of school and business hours to ensure that people can actually make it to them. However, this is also when more sports injuries occur. People are injured during sports practices or games and are left with finding medical care outside of their business hours only physician?s office. Most regular doctor?s offices carry only regular business hours and are not even available after these hours. If you try to call their office, it will likely direct you to 911, or to visit the local emergency room. Fortunately, you have other options besides an emergency room visit.
There are many different injuries that can occur from sports. Sports put a lot of stress on the body and it puts the body at risk fo
Many adult children are left with the responsibility and the tasks of caring for their senior parents. More often than not, a care plan is not established prior to the senior parent needing additional assistance. In fact, some people are rejecting retirement all together and continuing to work into their 90s. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, there are 1.2 million people 75 and older who work full time or part time. By 2019, more than 40% of Americans 55 plus will be working, making up over 25% of the U.S. labor force.
Chronic health conditions or a sudden health concern can require more assistance and more medical care, either in the home or in an assisted living home. The adult parent is often left feeling burdened and responsible for this additional care, many tim
Zerona body sculpting is said to be a miracle-worker. OK, so it won’t take you from a size 18 to a size 2, but based on the available information, it can help with rapid weight loss, getting rid of those stubborn fat areas, or jumpstarting the path to a new you. But is it really worth the cost?
Let’s back up a second. What exactly is Zerona? It’s essentially a low-level laser treatment that activates your fat cells into retreat. In most cases, you go in for a series of treatments over a two-week session. Each treatment takes 40 minutes, and you have to go in every other day during that two-week time period.
So how much does Zerona cost? Probably in the realm of $3,000 – 4,000. It’s not cheap, but it doesn
Despite the concerted efforts of medical practitioners, many Americans go every year without getting a flu vaccination. They take the extended period without infection a proof that it is not a necessity for their health. By this flawed logic, however, that same person could say point to years of being alive and not dying as proof that they are immortal. Here is the reality of the flu vaccine.
How It Works
Influenza, or the flu, is a dangerous disease that can cause a person to become so I?ll they must be hospitalized. Some strains are potentially, or have been previously, fatal on a large scale. One such was the strain that killed vast numbers a century ago.
Getting the help you need when you have a medical ailment can be difficult and expensive. Almost 50,000 preventable deaths every year could be avoided if people had insurance. Cost is not the only factor that limits Americans’ ability to seek treatment or get medical help. Some people do not feel comfortable going to see a doctor or nurse or may feel that their disorder is stigmatized in some way. Ninety percent of men with low testosterone, for example, do not get any help, and more than 80% of those with some form of depression do not seek out help or treatment. Given that as many as a quarter of all Americans have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and acute pain impacts millions more, the need for accessible, easy to use healthcare is even more vital. Telemedicine can be the answer to
If you think that having a sleep disorder is something to ignore, think again. Sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea put your health at risk and damage your quality of life. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have declared that insufficient sleep is a public health problem, causing a variety of social and industrial impacts and may be the cause of vehicle and industrial accidents as well as general health problems.
According to the CDC, there are between 50 and 70 million American adults that have some sort of disorder of sleep or wakefulness, including insomnia and sleep apnea. Snoring, which is an extremely common ailment, is also often an indicator of sleep apnea. As many as 18 million people in the United States suffer from it and two to four percent (one in 50) go un
Want to have more energy? Want to feel better every day? Want to live longer? Want to like what you see in the mirror? For many, losing a few extra pounds can make all those things happen and more. But losing weight is not as easy as it seems. If you’ve been trying to lose weight on your own, you already know the struggle. In fact, a typical American dieter attempts a new program or diet at least 4 times a year. For many, weight loss programs at a medical clinic make it easier than going it alone. A weight loss clinic can provide the structure and guidance you need to lose those extra pounds that are keeping you from living the life you deserve and desire.
Is a Medical Weight Loss Program Right for You?
Considering more than 2 of every 3 adults is considered overweight or obese, cha