What You Need to Know About Heart Surgery

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Heart disease is the top cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people a year. There are many factors to heart disease, but you may wind up needing the help of a cardiovascular surgeon and the heart services they can provide. Many people realize they need to see a cardiologist after a trip to the emergency room, but if you have a family history of heart disease, you should be monitoring your heart health closely. Lifestyle changes — such as exercise, improved healthy eating habits, quitting smoking, etc., — and medicines should always be tried before heart surgery, as they can make a huge difference in whether or not you ne Continue reading

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot Yet?

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The wait was a little longer than you expected, but now you, your husband, and your youngest daughter all have your flu shots.
This year it was actually your daughter who reminded you that it was flu shot season. The three of you were in the car coming home from brunch after church when your daughter suggested that you stop by the medical walk in clinic and see if you could all three get your shots. The appointment and the wait took a little longer than normal because it took awhile to run the insurance. In the end, however, you were able to get all three shots with no copay.
The fact that your daughter was able to leave with the necessary paperwork, though, meant that she would be able to attend her volunteer ass Continue reading

Neuropsychiatric Patient Care The Importance of Seeking Treatment for Anxiety and Depression


Anxiety and depression are both treatable conditions. Many people, however, do not seek the help and support they need for these issues. Even though their reasons for this will vary, it’s important to know that some individuals may only require short-term neuropsychiatric patient care, while others may benefit from longer-term acute care.

A Brief Overview of Common Anxiety Disorders

Recent figures show that there are approximately 7.7 million people suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Currently, there are believed to be 15 million people who are experiencing social anxiety disorder, while six million have some type of panic disorder.

It’s interesting to note that when someone has an anxiety disorder, they are more likely to visit a doctor and be admitted for a psychiatr Continue reading

How To Tell The Difference Between Cold Symptoms And Flu Symptoms

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Autumn is in the air, which means cold and flu season is on its way. Between 5% to 20% of the United States population comes down with the flu annually, which means keeping clean should be a top priority. But keeping your hands clean and away from your face are only two ways to prevent these common illnesses from making past your body’s first line of defense.

However, once you’ve been infected it’s important to understand the differences between the common cold and the flu in order to receive proper treatment. This can be tricky since the symptoms of a bad cold can be similar to influenza symptoms.

The Common Cold vs. Influenza

Determining whether or not you have a cold or the flu can be challenging based solely on the symptoms you’re experiencing. This is because the common cold and Continue reading

Are You Looking for a Romantic Getaway Idea?

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The last ten years have been about nothing more than gymnastics meets, show choir performances, and marching band competitions. It has been fun, but it has been hectic. It has been exciting, but it is often exhausting. As you look forward to the day when both of your girls have schedules that no longer involve you, it is sometimes difficult to imagine how you will fill your days, your weeks, and your months. In preparation for that time, you have decided to start planning to have a getaway for couples. A time to enjoy some hours away from your home, away from your jobs, away from the gymnastics meets and music performances. At first, the idea of a getaway for couples was a Continue reading

3 Common Alternative Root Canal Procedures, Explained

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Our teeth are mighty warriors in our bodies. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to eat, smile, or talk properly. So because of this, it is absolutely important that we do what we can to take care of our pearly whites at all times.

However, it is easy for disease to enter our mouths, especially gum disease. Periodontal disease is extremely common and affects 47.2% of adults over age 30. Additionally, disease to the tooth’s pulp can be quite serious and require either a tooth extraction or a root canal.

The typical root canal procedure is invasive and removes the tooth’s nerve altogether. Some patients may not want this so there is a need for an alternative root canal procedure. Here we explain some common alternatives to root canals your dentist is able to perform.

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Transportation Options for Seniors with Mobility Concerns

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There are many decisions that a senior needs to make when mobility becomes an issue. Perhaps one of the biggest decisions is that of transportation. Will the mobility struggles affect their ability to safely commute? In some cases, mobility concerns do not have to prevent transportation abilities. The following vehicle options can allow even those, with mobility concerns to hold onto their transportation abilities.

Handicap signs and plates
Handicap signs and plates can be obtained with a physician notice. If you can get your physician to provide you with a medical note, you can receive a handicap plate or sign from the DMV. This plate allows you to park in closer parking spots. Continue reading

How To Get The Best Tattoo Removal Cream

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In the United States, and across the globe, getting a tattoo is very popular with people in our contemporary society. While many people viewed tattoos as a taboo or a bad thing, the culture surrounding tattoos has changed. Normally, tattoos were believed to prevent people from getting jobs because they looked bad, but now tattoos are more widely accepted than ever before.

Normally, tattoos are donned by people who live in fame or have enough money that they do not have to worry about a day job. Some businesses will even force employees to cover any tattoos they have on their arms and legs, but people now have tattoos more than ever before and there is even a culture surrounding tattoos that now exists.

People love to modify their bodies through surgery and other processes, but these are not al Continue reading

Facts on Urological Supplies

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There is no question that one of the most important industries, not just in the United States, but across the globe is none other than the medical industry. The medical industry features components that are often the base of political conversations such as healthcare, health insurance, and even maternity leave. However, there are so many Americans that often suffer from serious symptoms or illnesses, and are unaware because they have not seen a doctor.

If you have not seen your doctor for a prolonged period of time it is important that you have a checkup to make sure that everything is okay. Only a doctor can tell you whether or not you need to be using urological supplies in your daily life. Here is what you need to know about the doctor, urological supplies, and urology supplies.

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How Proton Therapy Helps to Heal Brain Cancer

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Brain cancer affects many people each year. This type of cancer is often detected through finding tumors. Statistics show that tumors in the brain or nervous system affect six out of 1,000 people in the United States. There are multiple types of tumors that can occur with brain cancer. A benign tumor isn’t as threatening as one that has become malignant. Tumors that are malignant tend to grow at a fast rate. Malignant tumors will feed on anything in their path which makes finding treatment essential. The most common type of brain tumor is one that is metastatic. A Metastatic brain tumor occurs when cancerous cells spread from the location of another tumor in the body.

What Causes Brain Cancer

It’s important to note that there are no exact causes of brain cancer. However, those in the medical Continue reading