How to Choose an Assisted Living Facility
For many seniors, the move to assisted living homes is one that requires a lot of thought and planning. Finding the right assisted living community is often the hardest part of the move. There are many different factors to consider in the search for the right assisted living home. From safety and convenience to cost, it is important to look into every aspect of a potential assisted living community.
The first thing to look at when considering assisted living facilities is if they offer the type of care you are looking for. Some seniors, who only need occasional help with bathing or cooking, may do better at an independent living community. Others may need the assistance of a nursing staff to help with medications and other health servic Continue Reading
What You Don’t Know About Telepsychiatry
For many people living with mental illness, seemingly small tasks can be a struggle. Even something as simple as getting out of bed can be difficult, not to mention getting dressed and driving to go out in public for an appointment with a doctor or therapist. Fortunately, many mental health professionals are beginning to offer telemedicine psychiatry services. By connecting with patients via HIPAA compliant video conferencing software, therapists and doctors make mental health treatment more accessible for everyone.
In addition to helping patients overcome barriers based on their symptoms, telemedicine psychiatry helps them receive the type of care they n Continue Reading
What You Should Know About Medicinal Fibroid Treatments
Women who suffer from the symptoms of fibroid cysts can take medicine to help them cope with their issues, but like all things medical, there are pros and cons to such an approach. Here’s what you should about these uterine fibroid treatments.
Medicinal fibroid treatments are an easy way to stymie the awful symptoms of fibroid cysts. In many cases, women find that their menstrual bleeding has become severely abnormal, causing them to soak through their sanitary protection in under an hour. On the worst days, some women may not even be able to leave the house. Such heavy bleeding can even cause anemia. Medicinal fibroid treatments can put such a symptom in check.
5 Questions You Might Have About Getting Chiropractic Adjustments After a Car Accident
If you’ve recently been in a car accident, then you should explore the benefits of seeing a chiropractor; many patients find that seeking chiropractic care after an accident can treat trauma and prevent further complications from common injuries such as whiplash. Some chiropractic clinics even focus on personal injury chiropractic. But if you’ve never gone to a chiropractor before, you’re likely to have some questions about your first treatment. Here are some of the most common questions about chiropractic adjustments, answered:
- Should I Wait Until I’m in Pain?
After a car accident, it’s very difficult for you to assess whether you’ve been Continue Reading
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