How Do Cancer Treatments Affect Fertility? Most Patients Don’t Know
It’s a disease many of us hope to never experience, and particularly at a young age. That disease, of course, is cancer. Unfortunately, it can be even more devastating than many people think — especially if you are not prepared for all of the possible consequences and challenges that come along with it. Sadly, a new study from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program reveals that many patients do not understand cancer’s effects on fertility and reproductive health. “They found that 80% of women and 74% of men between the ages of 15 and 39 were not aware that cancer therapy can impact their fertility,” according to KMBZ.com.
Thankfully, there’s some good news. While cancer and cancer treatments can significantly reduce fertility, there are also several Continue Reading
Smart Questions to Ask a Neurologist
In 2012 the top 10 leading causes of death were: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintentional injuries, stroke, Alzheimerandrsquo;s disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease, and suicide. In 2013 these were also the same leading causes of death.
The leading cause of death for men and women is heart disease. Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease that kills almost 380,000 people yearly. Obesity is one of the main contributing factors for heart disease, plus one in three Americans are overweight or obese. 600,000 people die in the United States every year from heart disease which ends up being 25% of deaths.
Finding a Medical Specialist
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EMFs Secretly Harming Your Children?
Baby boomers and Generation X-ers have been known to express some disdain for the way that technology is slowly permeating almost every aspect of life with each passing day. They say that devices such as cell phones, and tablets are doing more harm than good to children and young adults. They believe that they are poisoning the minds of the youth.
There is actually some truth to their words. Cell phones and tablets, as well as every other type of technological device that exists, are causing harm to children, but not necessarily in the way that one might think.
Technology is harming people in the form of electromagnetic fields, or EMFs.
EMFs are a form of radiation — they are invisible electric/magnetic forces that every piece of technology emits. The reason why they are so Continue Reading
5 Reasons Why Web EMR Can Help
5 Reasons Why Web EMR Can Help
Getting your electronic medical records can be huge, especially if you are a business in the medical field that needs to review health records on a regular basis. Many different medical facilities do not realize that improving the overall efficiency by 6% each year can be simply by having electronic medical records. In a recent survey by the AmericanCollege of physicians, it was found that family practice physicians spend 48 minutes or more just on reviewing electronic medical records. That is why it is so Continue Reading
Urgent care locations best option for sports-related injuries
Now that summer is in full swing, adults and kids alike are hitting the beach, trails and parks for fun-in-the-sun sports activities. But did you know that an estimated 12 million children, teens and young adults suffer a sports-related injury per year? For you parents out there, that’s 20 million lost days of school! Those sports-related injuries can add up, accounting for $33 billion in health care costs annually.
So what can you do to treat a sports-related injury should your jump shot go poorly? Emergency room care is often expensive and when your ankle is smarting, you don’t want to wait for a doctor’s appointment. Thankfully there are many affordable and convenient urgent care locations around t Continue Reading
Picking a Medical Clinic That Can Handle Your Symptoms
Over the course of a person’s life, acquiring an injury or illness is inevitable and always has been. The difference today is that there is a trend among younger generations to seek convenient services that will save them time. Patients don’t want to have to be referred to another doctor’s office to get physical therapy; they want as close to a one-stop shop as they can find. That’s why it’s important to find the nearest urgent care clinic that can treat you for a wide variety of symptoms, is available when you need it to be, and is reliable.
Sports injuries are nothing new, but with a growing number of children participating in organized sports, according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Continue Reading
What Every Parent Should Know About Pediatric Urgent Care
It’s summertime, and kids are getting into all sorts of trouble. More time spent outside playing sports, while obviously good for children, carries its risks. That’s why, during this time of year, it is essential to know where the nearest pediatric urgent care facility is to you.
Not all urgent care centers are alike. For example, some facilities do not offer fracture care. There are also some urgent care clinics that aren’t open seven days a week. About a third of walk-in clinics do not open before 9:00 am on weekdays. Take some time to research and find the pediatric urgent care center that is right for you, so there are no unpleasant surprises when the ti Continue Reading
What You Need to Know About Geriatric Physical Therapy and Restorative Care
When turning on the news or while surfing the web, you may have been likely to come across one or many controversial stories regarding nursing homes. Unfortunately, because of this recent media fire, there are many misconceptions about nursing homes. These misconceptions are preventing elderly individuals from getting the specialized care they need. The truth is, nursing homes exist to provide 24 hour skilled nursing care for individuals who need it. Despite having illnesses or conditions, many nursing homes promote independence among their residents to the most possible degree, and provide medical assistance and care when needed.
Another notable feature of nursing homes are the rehabilitation services offered to residents. As we age, we become more like to be affected by conditions such as alzhei Continue Reading
Why Chiropractic Medicine Appeals to Patients
Chiropractic medicine has a rich history, but it’s also a field that has changed quite a lot just in the past few decades. Those changes have been overwhelmingly positive — in fact, chiropractic medicine is growing at an unprecedented rate — but they can leave some chiropractors confused as to how to describe their services to potential patients. If you’re among them, it’s time to invest in educating yourself on some chiropractic marketing ideas. Here are the three biggest points you can highlight when talking about the benefits of chiropractic medicine:
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6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had STD’s
Stemming from just eight kinds of viruses and bacteria, 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections and diseases are reported every year in the US. The good news is that we have more resources than ever to treat them, like STD testing centers, at home STD testing, online STD testing, etc. You can even get tested your family care providers. Some cities even offer a free walk in clinic, or anonymous STD testing. But speaking of anonymous STD’s, here are some celebs that you didn’t know were sporting one. (Or at least, they were at some point.)
Jessica Alba – Once involved with the New York Y Continue Reading