Archive for June, 2017
A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening thing for the over 200,000 women who are diagnosed each year. As of right now, there is no breast cancer cure. However, there are numerous breast cancer treatment options for women. These range from methods that have been around for decades, such as surgery and radiation, to new and upcoming proton radiation therapy. Below is a brief breakdown of the many options available.
Cancer treatment is separated into local treatments or systemic treatment. The difference is simply that local treatment focuses on the exact location of the tumor. Systemic treatments treat the whole system. Your doctor will recommend which to try first.
Many people turn to their doctor when they start having issues related to back pain, a sudden sprain, or feel as though they are coming down with the flu. When seeking medical care, it might be better for individuals to make a trip to their local urgent care clinic instead of waiting until morning to be seen by their regular doctor. After hours urgent care can offer a shorter visit than the emergency room, along with longer hours than a traditional doctors office. Here are three benefits of going to visit a clinic instead of one?s regular doctor.
There is a Shorter Waiting Time With Urgent Care and the Hours Are Usually Longer
Over 80% of urgent care centers are open at least six days a week, with some being open every day. Compare this with a doctor?s office, which may only be open Mond
In the early 1940s, products like multivitamin/mineral (MVM) first became available to the American public. Since then, Americans have created and continued the trend of taking these daily vitamins to improve their lives. However, not all Americans are completely aware of how much vitamins can benefit them, and they are also quite unaware to the different types of vitamins and how they can benefit your body. For instance, there are different types of vitamins such as: antioxidant supplements, supplements for digestion, supplements to speed up metabolism, and also hormonal balance supplements. These key terms and vitamins are confusing in nature unless you are a nutrients of sorts or someon
Sleep apnea is a common medical condition. Some even believe that it is more common than many believe to be the case. This is likely contributed to the fact that there are many undiagnosed cases of sleep apnea. Two to four percent of all Americans have an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea. This accounts for approximately one in 50 individuals being undiagnosed. How can sleep apnea become more of a widely recognized medical condition? How can you protect yourself from the negative consequences of a potential undiagnosed case of sleep apnea?
Raising awareness is important in increasing knowledge and understanding of a medical condition. Because many people are unaware of what sleep apnea is, many people do not realize that they could be suffering from it. Not only does this
We live in complicated times. From morning bars in Washington, D.C., opening early for this morning’s testimony of fired FBI director James Comey to this week’s news that drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, it is difficult to deny that the need for drug and alcohol detox centers are more necessary now than ever before. If you have a loved one who is need of either a drug or alcohol detox center, however, you are likely laser focused on your personal situation far more than the drinking games of political insiders or the nation’s latest s
One of the most important pursuits for most people is the pursuit of good health, and in this context, there can be a lot of important decisions that need to be made to ensure best results. Some of these decisions have to do with how to live your life in the best way possible, adopt the best habits and follow the best practices so as to lead a naturally healthy life in a holistic way. Other important things that might come into the picture from time to time are taking care of serious health conditions and diseases that can affect people when they are least expecting them in spite of their best efforts, and finding a solution regarding the kind of care and attention that people would need while they are recovering from these diseases, either after serious medical treatment or surgery. There are a l
Heart attacks are, unfortunately, a common phenomenon. Every year, approximately 750,000 people in the United States alone will experience a heart attack, and for this will be fatal for 15% of these individuals.
When someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest, their chances of survival drop 10% for every minute they don’t receive defibrillation. However, their possibility of survival can double or triple when Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is performed within the first few minutes.
According to heart experts, 522 lives could be saved every year in the United States and Canada if Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were placed in accessible public locations. Research shows that survival rates have more than doubled when AEDs have been used by witnesses when someone is having a
The vast majority of elderly people who receive assistance (80%) live in private homes in the community, not in institutions. They prefer comfort care in their own homes. Most children agree that it is important in helping seniors remain independent. However, because of other responsibilities, in home care is not always possible.
In a study by Genworth Financial, more than half of all respondents (55%) reported that their greatest fear regarding a long-term care illness or other medical event was being a burden on their family. Senior home care specialists can help when family members are unable to. Certified caregivers can give Continue Reading No Comments
It seems the experts are changing their advice. After years of promoting the idea that young athletes should specialize in a single sport if they want to reach the top levels of success, new studies are touting the benefits of participating in several sports. In fact, many high schools are making an even bigger deal and giving more recognition to the multi-sports athletes.
Whether you are a proponent of young athletes specializing in one sport or you support the multi-sport approach, one common denominator is present: increased numbers of injuries. The fact that so many young people are spending 20 or more hours a week practicing, competing, and conditioning has lead to an epidemic of young athlete injuries. These injuries sometimes have lasting effects. Adults with more and more lingering pr