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:
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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
Doctors Urge Parents to Vaccinate Their Children
If you are like most people, you probably take a number of steps to make sure your family is as healthy as possible. For example, you likely cook healthy meals, get exercise through sports or other fun activities, and visit your local doctors office for quick check ups, physicals and treatments. However, because of the high number of dangerous viruses and medical conditions that can affect a person over the course of their life, these healthy habits won’t always be enough to protect your loved ones. For this reason, many local doctors and national medical professionals are urging Americans to get their families vaccinated as well.
In recent weeks, vaccines have become a controversial topic across the United Sta Continue Reading
California Urgent Care Clinic Helps Fill Gap in Local Healthcare
As healthcare has grown more expensive in the United States and insurance has become more controversial and confusing, many American communities have begun turning to urgent care facilities for the medical help they need. While these walk in health clinics are only designed to treat non-life-threatening injuries, they offer a variety of services, helping a number of people who can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment but don’t require emergency room care. One of the latest areas to benefit from urgent care services is American Canyon, CA, where a new urgent care center is helping to bridge a gap in local healthcare.
Britain Becomes First Country to Approve Three-Parent IVF
While there are a variety of different types of IVF treatments to help couples achieve their dream of having a child, a kind of treatment is making waves internationally.
Britain recently became the first country in the entire world to approve a highly controversial treatment known as three-parent IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), which allows parents to be to make human embryos using DNA from three different individuals.
Following a heated 90 minute debate, British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor of the law. While the majority of IVF treatments and infertility procedures solely focus on creating a baby, Continue Reading
Researchers Find that Vaporizers Do Not Produce Formaldehyde Under Normal Usage
Recently, cigarettes and cigars have been largely replaced by a new kind of smoking apparatus: electronic cigarettes, also called vaporizers or e-cigs. Unlike more traditional methods of smoking, electronic cigarettes use nicotine vaporizer liquid instead of tobacco, which allows the device to be refilled and used without harmful secondhand smoke. Moreover, electronic cigarettes can use a variety of flavorful vapors, making an already pleasant experience even more enjoyable. For this reason, electronic cigarettes have become extremely popular, causing vendors to offer a wide variety of vaporizer nicotine liquids and Continue Reading