Why You Should Go to Your Doctor, Not The Emergency Room

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    There are all kinds of barriers and excuses. Maybe you are sure how to find a primary care physician, can only afford a low cost clinic or you feel like 24 hr urgent care is just so much more convenient. There are valid but it’s important to remember the purpose of family health care: to build relationships and observe patterns over time.
    If you went to your primary care physician every time you got sick, he or she would have a very good picture of your general health. Maybe they would notice that you are particularly susceptible to upper respiratory viruses and could suggest preventative measures. Maybe they would notice that your digestion Continue Reading

    Three Reasons Why a Racquet and Tennis Club Could Help You Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions

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    The new year is a time for setting new goals, and if you’re like many people, you likely want to improve yourself both physically and mentally. Losing weight and getting in shape are some of the most common goals that people set for themselves, but they often are unsure of how to go about this. Working out at a racquet club, however, can be an effective way to lose weight, get in shape, and do some socializing, too.

    Whether you’re looking to lose some average holiday weight gain or you want to get fit for the new year, there are plenty of reasons to join one of your area racquet and tennis clubs. Here are three of the most popular reasons to start playing tennis and squash now:

      1. To meet your weight loss goals. The average holiday weight gain for most people in the United Continue Reading

    How You Could Save Your Marriage With Discernment Counseling

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    Marriage counseling is something that many unhappy couples have already gone through, or are considering for the near future. But there’s one thing that keeps many couples from even seeking out couples therapy and giving it a shot: the notion that it might not work at all, and that their time, money, and energy will have been spent in vain.

    This uncertainty about the success of marriage counseling has plagued more than a few couples, so if you’ve wondered those questions too, you definitely aren’t alone. But there’s a fairly new type of therapy for couples that may be able to address this concern: it’s called discernment counseling.

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    The Benefits of Using High Quality, Professional Skin Care Products

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    While there are a number of old wives’ tales regarding health and beauty that simply aren’t true, science has proven that you really are what you eat.

    A diet rich in processed, fatty, and sodium-rich foods can wreak havoc on your skin and overall appearance. Also, the majority of Americans are dehydrated, consuming far less than the recommended minimum of 64 ounces of water per day. Adding alcohol, nicotine, and genetics to the equation and you’ve created a recipe for premature aging.

    Thankfully, Americans are becoming more and more health conscious and are making the connection between internal health and outward beauty. After all, doesn’t true beauty come from within? So, if you wouldn’t put junk food in your body why would you put low-quality skin care products on the outside of y Continue Reading

    Components of a Rehabilitation Program for Sports Injuries

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    There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic — and each requires a specific treatment plan. The best ways to treat these conditions are with noninvasive techniques, like light exercise, stretching and an overall healthy diet. If you were recently injured, you should speak to a professional to help you set up a plan. Before you go to your doctor, here are some things you should know about the basic components of rehabilitation after a sports injury.

      1. Talk to a sports medicine specialist
      Before you begin any pain management activities, you should find physical therapists in your area who specialize in sports injuries. Th Continue Reading

    The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

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    It’s that time of a year again. We often indulge ourselves during the winter holidays, eating sweet and fattening foods during celebratory feasts that make it easy to pack on the pounds. In addition, frigid temperatures make our bodies crave rich, heavy comfort foods. To add to the equation, we simply aren’t as active during the winter.

    Once the new year rolls around, everyone jumps on the new-year-new-me weight loss bandwagon, only to quickly fall off after a few weeks (if they last that long). The secret to weight loss is there is no secret. There are a number of pills, potions, gimmicks, and tricks that promise to melt the pounds away, however, these “solutions” are often false if not downright unhealthy. In fact, rapid weight loss often causes the weight to come back with avengence.

    In order to Continue Reading

    4 Ways to Break the Habit of Smoking

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    Almost 100 years of research shows that smoking cigarettes is extremely harmful to a person’s health, and the best way to avoid these negative health effects is by never starting to smoke in the first place. For people who already smoke, modern advances in nicotine replacement therapy offer several options to help smokers reduce their consumption of cigarettes or stop smoking altogether. There are lots of ways to begin a program to quit smoking, and some of the top options include nicotine gum, the nicotine patch, and liquid e cig juice that can be used in electronic cigarette products.

    If you want to quit smoking but don’t know where to begin, you should do some research online to find out Continue Reading

    10 Conditions Treated by Urgent Care

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    Urgent care facilities in the United States are becoming more and more common, and there are currently more than 7,000 locations nationwide. Urgent care centers are often cheaper and more convenient than going to the hospital. About 27% of all emergency room visits could be handled at after hours urgent care facilities. They are equipped to treat a variety of conditions, with the most common diagnosis in 2012 being an upper respiratory infection. If you want to learn more about urgent care facilities, here’s a list of 10 conditions they often diagnose and treat.

      1. Flu shots
      We are in the midst of the flu seas Continue Reading

    Harvard University Switching to 24 Hour Urgent Care

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    In many communities, 24 hour urgent care has become an important presence due to its convenience and affordability in treating for non-life-threatening conditions. This is especially true in areas where local doctors offices and hospitals have been forced to close or reduce their services due to budgetary concerns and other problems. Now, universities across the United States are turning to urgent medical care as well to cut costs without compromising student health. Harvard University is one.

    In wake of the University Health Services’ decision to close Stillman Infirmary, Harvard has announced that the college will maintain a 24 hour urgent care clinic to help meet students’ needs. According to the Harvard Crimson, the daily student newspaper, the urgent care facility will offer a variety of in- Continue Reading

    The Top 6 Spa Treatments to Reduce Stress

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    Today’s world is stressful for almost anyone, no matter what your job is or where you live. The world moves at a fast pace and it can be hard to find time to step away and relax, because it can feel like you’re missing out on progress even if you take a short break. It’s important to relax once in a while though, because taking some time to reflect on your life and to get some rest can improve your overall productivity. There are so many ways to get away and relax that sometimes choosing what to do can be overwhelming.

    Spending a day at the spa is a great way to take some time for yourself, and it’s available to almost anyone because there are local spas in most cities. Getting a foot massage is one way that many people choose to take some time to reflect. Spas offer a variety of serv Continue Reading

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