Chronic Pain Disorders What You Need to Know
Unfortunate as it is, millions of people throughout the country experience chronic pain. From post-laminectomy syndrome and lumbar spinal stenosis to radiofrequency ablation and sciatica, chronic pain conditions can seriously damper your day-to-day life and overall health. Even less-severe conditions like mild back and neck pain can be detrimental to one’s health. In terms of numbers, pain is one of the most common ailments in the United States. More Americans suffer from a pain condition than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer put together. Twenty-six million Americans suffer from frequent Continue Reading
Three Times a Parent Should Find a New Pediatrician
Finding a pediatrician is a pretty important decision, since your child’s health will be in this person’s hands. It can be a long and stressful process, so many parent’s and caregivers avoid doing it, which is generally fine. However, there are a few situations in which you should definitely look into finding a new pediatric physician.
Before you have a child.
The first time any parent needs to find a pediatrician is before their first child is born. Parents who already have children can often use the same pediatrician for all of the children they have, but new parent should start lookin Continue Reading
Are You Applying Sunscreen Correctly?
While the field of dermatology treats issues affecting several parts of the body, including the scalp and nails, the average person is likely most familiar with skin dermatologists. Even if you have never struggled with acne or another skin condition, you have probably heard one of these doctors recommending that you take certain steps to protect your skin from the sun. By wearing sunscreen and appropriate clothing, for example, you can dramatically reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, signs of aging, and more. However, some skin dermatologists have recently pointed out that people may not be applying sunscreen correctly. Are you protecting your skin from the sun properly? Read on to find out.
Five Ways to Diet Without Going Hungry
Who said your weight loss system’s diet had to leave you starving? Here are some great ways to shed some pounds without eating kale and rice all the time!
Let’s Talk About Your Breakfast.
Rather than having sugary cereals or doughnuts, family practice doctors recommend fitting as much protein (and some fat) into your first meal of the day as possible. Bacon, sausage, and eggs will leave you feeling more full longer, and they’re better for you.
All of the top weight loss programs recommend eating five or six smaller meals rather than three big one Continue Reading
Three Reasons Why You Should Choose Urgent Care Over the Emergency Room
If you are ever in a situation that requires medical attention, oftentimes it is hard to decide where exactly to go. Although it is always advisable to go to an emergency room for life threatening injuries, urgent care clinics are an appealing alternative for those with non-life threatening medical conditions. Urgent care centers are smaller, more intimate facilities run by medical professionals. They are intended for milder injuries and illnesses, and they especially cater to those who may not be able to afford treatment at an emergency room.
There are several reasons to choose a community health clinic over an emergency room but here are three to give you an idea of their advantages:
- They’re Affordab Continue Reading
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Opens After Hours Pediatric Urgent Care Center
Across the United States, after hours urgent care centers are growing increasing popular. After all, these walk in health clinics are not only convenient and helpful, offering treatment for a variety of non-life-threatening conditions long after local doctors offices have closed, but they are also usually more affordable. With these benefits, it is no wonder that some hospitals are getting in on the action: for example, on Monday, March 2, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) opened an after hours urgent care facility for children in Chalfont.
Located within CHOP’s existing Special Care Center, the urgent care clinic is staffed by the hospital’s pediatricians and pediatric nurses. Like all urgent care facil Continue Reading
Foot Problems? Your Socks May Be to Blame
When you think of getting healthier feet, you probably think of wearing good shoes, practicing good hygiene, and going to see the foot and ankle doctor (officially called a podiatrist) on a somewhat regular basis. Those are certainly important aspects of foot health. But in most discussions of foot care products and foot care tips, there’s an overlooked aspect you should probably be paying more attention to: your socks.
A Sock for All Seasons
At least in the wintertime, people know that wearing socks is a commonsense issue. They heat not only the feet, but contribute to warming the entire body, and prevent chafing and blisters caused by heavy winter boots. But you might not real Continue Reading
4 Things You Need to Know About Infertility
Unfortunately, infertility is a large issue throughout womens health. The causes of infertility in women are largely unknown, however, there are many things you need to know about it before trying for a child. To learn four important things about infertility, read on.
Don’t let your fertility go up in smoke
While smoking cigarettes is already dangerous to womens health, it can also be dangerous to fertility. Smoking five or more cigarettes per day is associated with low fertility rates, in men as well as in women. This does not only mean while Continue Reading
Five Major Advantages of Walk In Health Clinics
Many people know about urgent care facilities and see the convenience of having a neighborhood health clinic nearby; with more than 6,000 walk in health clinics across the country, you’ve probably visited one of these medical clinics yourself, or you know someone who has. But there are still a surprising number of people who aren’t aware that these outpatient facilities are great alternatives for when you need medical treatment ASAP, but your family care physicians’ offices are closed and your only other option is to visit the hospital emergency room.
Although many urgent care facilities are independently owned and therefore differ quite a bit in the services that they provide, here are just a handful of benefits that apply to medical walk in clinics across the board:
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Low Testosterone The Ins and Outs of a Serious Medical Condition
The average male’s testosterone levels peak at 30 and slowly decrease thereafter. However, sometimes that doesn’t account for low testosterone levels; it certainly doesn’t account for harmful symptoms such as decreased muscle mass and lowered libido. Men who notice these symptoms may want to check to see if they have testosterone deficiency, a serious medical condition that affects nearly 13 million men in the United States.
Low testosterone, commonly referred to as “low T,” can negatively impact your health. Symptoms can include depression, anxiety, lowered libido, increased body fat, decreased strength, and chronic fatigue. If left untreated, these symptom Continue Reading