10 Conditions Treated by Urgent Care
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
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
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
Three Alternatives to Surgery for Back Pain Treatment
Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints in America. In fact, there are more than 26 million people affected by lower back pain in the United States each year. To make matters worse, there are a number of side effects of lower back pain, some of which can be very severe. Common causes of lower back pain include injury, lifting heavy objects, and sitting or standing with poor posture. In extreme cases, surgery might be necessary, but there are a few different alternative treatment options for lower back pain.
You Won’t Believe These Three Facts About Plastic Surgery
As more people want to look and feel their most confident, the popularity of cosmetic surgery procedures like nose jobs, facelifts and other surgeries continues to grow. In 2011 alone, Americans underwent an astounding 14 million different cosmetic procedures and spent $10.1 billion to do so.
And while cosmetic surgery may be more popular than ever, you might not know as much about the facts and realities of this field as you think you do.
Here are three facts about cosmetic surgery that no doctor will tell you — and that you may have a hard time believing:
Cosmetic surgery’s popularity is fueled by women
Because women are more likely to expe Continue Reading
Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions with a Personal Fitness Trainer on Your Side
As the holiday season ends, the new year will be upon us all, and this is often the time when people begin making their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like many people, you may have set goals for yourself related to your overall health and well-being. There’s is one way to meet those goals, especially if you’re looking to become more physically fit, and that’s training with a personal fitness instructor.
What is personal fitness training? Personal fitness training helps you develop a workout routine that’s just right for you. A personal trainer will give you persistent, nonjudgmental support on a regular basis, so you can accomplish your personal fitness goals. If you think this may be the right m Continue Reading
Should You Get Uterine Fibroid Surgery?
Of all the uterine fibroids treatment options available, surgery is the only one that offers a permanent solution. Many medications and noninvasive treatments will only — at best — shrink the fibroids and mitigate the symptoms. If you want to properly get rid of them, you need to consider uterine fibroid surgery.
To help you decide whether it’s worth going through with or not, here are some things worth mulling over.
When Is Uterine Fibroids Surgery a Reasonable Option?
The surgical treatment of uterine fibroids could be considered a good treatment option if you suffer from heavy bleeding and amenia, if the fibroids have misshapen fibroids, if they’re ca Continue Reading
Your Top 3 Questions About Nonsurgical Facelifts, Answered
A facelift can provide a dramatically younger look by removing excess skin to reduce wrinkles and highlight a strong bone structure. But facelifts are also expensive, costing many thousands of dollars, and invasive, requiring extensive recovery time post-procedure. On top of that, some people aren’t even good candidates for surgical procedures. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of nonsurgical options that restore the appearance of youth for both women and men. Here are answers to the questions you’re likely asking:
- What Is a Nonsurgical Facelift?
You may have heard the term “nonsurgical facelift” used as if it refers to a single procedure. But actually, this may refer to a number of nonsurgical procedures such as Continue Reading
The CCIC Has Your Kids Covered
The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, (CCIC), has devised an interesting means for uninsured kids to get immunization shots. By holding it’s ongoing Shots for Tots and Teens Clinic at an Aurora fire station not long ago, they hope that the blare of fire engines and exciting (distracting) environment will make it easier to get kids past their phobias of being stuck with a needle.
Basically a free walk in clinic (some are low cost, it depends on personal finances) offered on weekends, the Shots for Tots and Teens program is a hit, especially for parents with multiple kids since they can get flu shots and other immunizations for the whole family in one fell swoop. The version of the program held at the fire station in Aurora was a collaborative effort between the CCIC, Tri-County Health Depar Continue Reading
How to Find the Right Urgent Care Center
If you or a loved one needed immediate medical attention, a shopping center likely wouldn’t be the first place you would think to visit. However, thanks to a new presence in the American healthcare industry, this location may soon be your first stop when you need treatment for a non-life-threatening medical problem: increasingly, retail centers and medical plazas are the site of urgent care clinics, which offer affordable, convenient care for a wide array of common conditions. But with so many of these facilities available in the average area, how do you find urgent care centers that will offer the best treatment for your medical problem? There are a number of factors a patient can use to help iden Continue Reading