Archive for April, 2018
The importance of scientific testing and clinical trials can be seen in the results. Take cases of Hepatitis C, for instance. It was once a disease that, once contracted, would need to be managed for the rest of the patients life. Now however, thanks to drug testing and clinical trials, it can be cured in up to ninety five percent of patients in less than twelve weeks. Throughout the clinical trial process, from phase 1 clinical trials to clinical trials in their final phases (typically phase 4), new innovations and discoveries are being made in the medical field and giving more and more people a second chance at the kind of life that they want to lead.
The process of clinical trials can typically be broken down into four separate stages. The first, phase 1 clinical trials, is to begin assessing the e
The tour of local nursing homes was a wake up call for both you and your father.
Your Dad was the one who prompted the visits, as he was certain that he wanted to have plans in place for when he was no longer able to stay in his own home. At the age of 86 your Dad is still going strong but he wants to make sure that he understands what options are available to him. Your father is certain that he does not want to stay in one of the high dollar assisted living options, but he does realize that he will eventually reach the point where he can no longer stay in his home alone. Currently, he does his own cooking most of the week, and he has someone come in a clean the house once a week.
Urgent care centers treat a variety of conditions. Many times parents find themselves in awkward and weird situations when it comes to their kids. Going to one of these facilities holds many benefits for parents and their kiddos. Most of these centers provide care for a variety of injuries including fractures, colds, flu symptoms and yes even weird and crazy situations such as the ones listed below.
Many toddlers are naturally curious and this can lead to all kinds of problems, including things going where they don’t belong. This can happen to anyone no matter how much you supervise your child, and it can happen in an instance. Rest assured that while you are freaking out because your child has managed to shove something up their nose or into their ear that will not come out, Continue Reading No Comments
For many people in the United States, ear issues such as hearing loss and tinnitus, which is characterized by a persistent ringing in the ears, are all too familiar. These conditions and others like them can range from that of a minor annoyance to severe and even debilitating. All ear issues, from tinnitus to profound deafness, should be looked at by an ENT, an ear nose and throat specialist, to better assess the damage done to your ears and chart an appropriate course of treatment.
Hearing loss is not an uncommon condition in the United States, affecting as much as twenty percent of the total population. Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons, from exposure to loud noises to simple aging. Aging is the most common cause of progressive hearing loss, and one third of all adults in the United States live with some degree of hearing loss. The hearing damage caused by exposure to loud noises is not insignificant, however, as nearly twenty percent of Americans have something called
We all are born without our full vision capabilities. In fact, newborn babies are only able to see about a foot in front of them at the time of their birth. Vision continues to develop over the first year in life and, though it is not fully developed until they are around a year old, by the time they are three months they are typically able to follow objects and recognize faces.
However, many vision problems develop relatively early in life and for the one fourth of children who have some type of vision impediment, their vision problems could affect both learning and behavior if not detected and corrected. Fortunately, an optometrist is typically able to diagnose and treat any minor vision problems with eye drops and corrective lenses. Sometimes a child will wear a patch over one eye in order to provide the other eye the chance to become stronger
From the purchase of a replacement bike seat to the purchase of a brand new bicycle, the biking industry in the United States has seen considerable success in recent years, generating more than six billion dollars in direct sales in 2015 alone. Used bicycles and their accessories, from a used bike seat to used helmets, have generated considerable profits as well, as much as 1.2 billion dollars sold in the same year.
Biking is an incredibly popular hobby, sport, and family activity all across the United States and even far beyond it, with more than thirty five million Americans over the age of six regularly riding a bike and purchasing bike accessories like a Continue Reading No Comments
For those without health insurance, looking up urgent care locations near you is probably the best way to get fast and thorough medical care, and is a viable alternative to the emergency room. There are many advantages of urgent care, from short wait times to lower costs, to quality medical treatment.
The emergency room can often have a wait time of up to an hour, while most urgent care locations (more than half) have an average wait time of only around fifteen minutes, less than half than that of the emergency room. One of the advantages of urgent care is that the majority of walk in urgent care locations only take about an hour, total, between waiting and being seen by
Spring cleaning is over. You have cleaned the house from top to bottom. You have sorted through boxes and tubs of clothes and artwork in every corner of the house. The house looks great, smells clean, and you are full of energy.
Right until you look at yourself in the mirror!
As soon as you catch a glance of yourself in the mirror, though, you lose all of that energy. All you can see is how tired you look. The wrinkles on your face. The loose skin hanging from your arms. The splotchy complexion of your face. Fortunately, you have a great husband who understands that you want to look as good as the house. For this reason, it is important to make sure that you get your Mommy Makeove
Eye doctors offer a number of different services that can help people make the most of their lives. From regular eye checks to Lasik eye surgery, a visit to an office of eye doctors can help you make sure that your vision is as good as it can be. Understanding Lasik eye surgery pros and cons can help you make the most educated decisions about the future of your vision.
From the time children are getting ready to start kindergarten, it is important to make sure that there are regular eye exams scheduled. In fact, a vision test is an integral part of every kindergarten orientation. A growing number of parents, however, take the time to make sure that their
Surgical Dermatology: What You Need to Know
If you are someone (or know someone) who has experience acne and or skin-related issues, you have come to the right place. When it comes to your skin, it can be a touchy subject as it is often a stressful and sometimes embarrassing issue. That said, skin-related problems (such as acne, skin cancer, and various pain problems) are very common, so start by knowing that you are not suffering alone. The first thing you should do is get informed about the risks and threats to your skin. Then, be sure to reach out to a medical professional, such as a dermatologist, to learn additional information relevant to your body. In the meantime, keep reading below for information pertaining to skin, to ensu