Proton Therapy vs Cancer Benefits Against Conventional Radiation

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Cancer is a tough topic. It’s a pervasive disease that comes in a seemingly unlimited amount of variance. Two particular forms of the disease affect men and women at alarming rates every year: prostate caner and breast cancer. There’s advanced medical technology battling against them daily. For prostate and breast cancer specifically, Proton Therapy is an effective and growing treatment practice.

There are a list of advanced cancer treatment options, among which proton therapy is increasingly attractive.

The Basics

Reflecting back to Chemistry, a proton is a positively charged particle in an atom. Proton therapy is a type of Continue reading

Why Are So Many Americans Struggling With Chronic Pain?

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Recovering is tough enough without chronic pain. You’ve had to take time off work, put off your studies and even put your hobbies to the side while you work through the aftermath of an injury. Now you have to deal with chronic pain? When even the best painkillers aren’t doing the job, it’s possible you have a deeper issue that needs attention. Physical therapy centers are staffed with professionals keen on providing you relief that lasts longer than a pill can give.

History Of Physical Therapy

The art of physical therapy can be traced back centuries. As many as 2,500 years ago similar fields were discovered in multiple countries, all meant to relieve pain and encourage physical and mental wellness in patients. Hippocrates is believed to be one of the first ever prac Continue reading

Burnout Is On The Rise The Top 10 Ways To Avoid Burnout In Your Life

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Burnout creeps up on you quietly. Before you know it you’re feeling so emotionally and mentally drained you can’t even get yourself out of bed. When you work in a specialized profession that often has demanding hours, this can only spell disaster for your workweek. How do you avoid this? Burnout is the body’s natural way of shutting down after too much strain. It can be avoided through a series of careful and conscientious actions involving your lifestyle, diet and sleeping habits, just to name a few.

Below you’ll find the top 10 ways to avoid burnout in a comprehensive list of causes, treatments and success stories.

The Rate Of Burnout In America

The United States is seeing a burnout epidemic. Physicians, in particular, are being hard hit. Recent studies hav Continue reading

5 Exercises to ShowYour Lower Body Some Love

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No matter what your fitness goals are, you can really never go wrong when you give your lower body the proper care and feeding. The people at The Daily Burn have compiled some great butt, leg and hip exercises to get you moving towards a healthier you. It should be noted that it never hurts to talk to your doctor or a medical professional to help whenever you start a new fitness routine.

  1. Check out the pile squat. Put your feet a little wider than your shoulders. Keep your back straight and hold your head high. Your feet should be placed at about a 45 degree angle. Lower your body into as deep a squat as you can. Continue reading

Want To Lead A Healthier Lifestyle? Try Signing Up For Cycling Classes

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Fitness seems to be one everybody’s minds these days. Are you one of them?

Staying healthy is a careful, ongoing process that relies on consistency to yield results. It means getting eight to nine hours of sleep every night on the dot so you feel attentive and upbeat throughout the day. It means drinking plenty of water and popping vitamins to encourage a healthy digestive system. Even just letting loose and hanging out with friends every weekend will do wonders for your mental health. When you want everything in one handy package? Cycling is one of the best ways to do it. There’s a reason everyone is talking about the benefits of cycling, all of which you’ll learn in this quick guide.

Trim Your Waistline

Losing weight isn’t particularly diffic Continue reading

4 Natural Ways To Boost Fertility

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If you’ve been trying to have a baby and have run into problems becoming pregnant, fear not. There are natural ways to boost fertility, which work great when a woman decides to try IVF treatments. IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a fertilization process that involves extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm sample, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. Once they are combined, the embryo(s) are transferred to a woman’s uterus where she carries her baby. This is a process that can really change a woman and her partner’s life if they really want a child but are having complications with fertilization and becoming pregnant.

While a woman dec Continue reading

Learn More About the Benefits of Walk-in Urgent Care Clinics

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Have you visited an urgent care clinic before? Chances are that there is an urgent care center located near you. If you are unfamiliar with all of the available services provided by urgent care clinics, then you may be interested in learning more.

It’s not uncommon for people to sustain injuries or become ill after regular doctor’s office hours. This may particularly be the case before or after work as well as over the weekend. Most urgent care centers are open to see patients every day of the week, which is the case with 85% of these facilities. The Urgent Care Association of America has estimated that three million patients are seen by doctors every week at various urgent care locations. Currently, ther Continue reading

Urgent Care Centers Bridge the Gap in Healthcare

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Ever wondered how you amassed so many medical expenses from your local hospital?

Ever wonder why your bill was so high?

Ever wonder if that bill and other medical bills will sink you into a depression?

And more.

It’s safe to say that many parts of our medical system today demand incredible amounts of resources. Although going to an emergency room may seem like the safest bet, the amount of money required at the end of the day, even after insurance has ponied up quite a bit, may make the whole experience seem like it wasn’t worth it.

And it’s true that in the most life-threatening situations, emergency rooms still are the best stop for getting Continue reading

When Was the Last Time That Someone In Your Family Had to Visit the Doctor on a Weekend?

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Finding the medical help that you and your family need can sometimes be a challenge. If, for instance, you go to the hospital emergency room when it is not necessary you will pay a very high price. If you wait from Friday night until Monday morning when you can get an appointment on Monday morning to get the care that your son needs you will waste valuable time when he could already be feeling better.
Getting reliable, convenient, and affordable care can help you make sure that your family is healthy faster and that you can afford to pay the cost of the care that you receive. Instead of paying expensive hospital emergency room bills for care that Continue reading

What to Know Before Getting a Breast Augmentation: Part 2

breast implantsIn our previous post, we explained some things to know before getting a breast augmentation. Since breast augmentation was the most popular form of plastic surgery nationwide in 2016, with over 290,000 procedures performed, chances are you may even know someone who has gone through this type of cosmetic surgery.

So if you’re considering investing in a breast lift or augmentation, it is crucial to understand exactly what your specific procedure entails. Here we continue our list of things to know before signing up for your surgery.

You will need to put your life on hold for a while
Whether you’re getting implants or a breast reduction, it’s typically necessary to take a good chunk of time off of work so you can heal properly. You will be exceptionally sore and won’t be able to lift anything, so it’s safe to say that you’ll need at least a week of rest at the bare minimum.

Breast implants feel different than normal breasts
While your new breasts may look natural, they will feel a bit different than normal breasts. There are two different implant options you can choose — saline and silicone — but no matter which one you pick, no option feels as natural as a person’s own tissue. However, if you decide to get your breast implants placed underneath the muscle, the difference may be less noticeable.

Your nipples may be affected
There are risks involved with any surgery, breast augmentation included. One large risk is the fact that you may lose feeling in your nipples. Not to mention, you may never be able to nurse children after having breast implants as your milk ducts could be affected. You should always speak to your surgeon about these risks before your procedure is done.

Your expectations may change after speaking with the doctor
You cannot walk into a consultation with a doctor asking for a specific size implant inserted via a specific location. Rather, after speaking with you about what you’d like, your doctor will create a plan that will get you to your final cosmetic goals. So make sure to have realistic expectations from the start, and you’ll be happy no matter what!

Going in for any breast augmentation surgery is a big change, and it’s important to think long and hard before investing in such a big change. With these things in mind, we hope you better understand what comes with a breast augmentation. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation for a breast surgery, please call our office today.