One of the topics that will likely come up during your annual medical physical is your risk of osteoporosis. This is especially true as you increase in age, and if you're a woman — incidences of this bone condition are higher in women. There are several controllable and uncontrollable factors that can increase your risk of osteoporosis. One member of the former group is your size and stature. If you have a small frame, your risk of osteoporosis — and the related complications, such as falling and breaking a bone — are higher.
28 December 2017
Finding the right plastic surgeon for your needs can be an extremely difficult and time-consuming process due to the sheer number of different surgeons that are available. However, there are a few tips you can follow that can help you find the right surgeon for your needs, such as the few listed below. Discuss The Surgeon's Experience With Your Particular Procedure One of the biggest tips to follow in order to find the right surgeon for your needs is to discuss the surgeon's experience with your particular procedure before actually booking your appointment.
16 November 2017
A prosthetic eye does not restore your vision, but it can help with improving your appearance after the loss of an eye. It can take time to get used to wearing the prosthetic. Once you are used to it though, you will barely notice it. If you have a new prosthetic eye or are having trouble getting used to it, here is what you need to know: What Is Causing the Discomfort?
2 November 2017
If you've spotted some decay on your toddler's tooth and have taken him or her to the dental office, the dentist may have recommended crowns. You may not have known that toddlers can even get crowns. The purpose of these crowns is to protect the tooth and is a procedure performed on patients with severe decay. If a dental filling won't solve the problem, the next best solution is a crown.
16 October 2017
When loved ones are ill, or injured, you want them to receive medical care as quickly as possible. That can be difficult if they fall ill in a remote region, or they require specialized care that's not available in a hospital near you. When that happens, it may become necessary to enlist the assistance of an air ambulance. Arranging for an air ambulance isn't always easy. In fact, it usually requires quite a bit of coordinated effort between medical teams, and the patient, or next-of-kin.
26 September 2017
If you have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, then you should know that there are a wide variety of treatments available to eradicate the disease and to kill the cancer cells. The first line of treatment typically involves some sort of radiation, but something called cryotherapy can be used if radiation therapy does not work or if you have a large prostate that needs to be treated. Keep reading to learn a little bit about cryotherapy.
7 September 2017
Modern medicine has made many advancements when it comes to fighting disease. Thanks to the invention of certain vaccines, it's possible to avoid the contraction of diseases that used to wipe out sections of the population in large numbers. The administration of vaccines is an important endeavor, and the proper handling of these vaccines prior to administration is critical when it comes to their effectiveness. Here are three tips that you can use to help improve your vaccine storage practices in the future.
29 August 2017
It can be scary to be diagnosed with a heart condition or heart defect. However, it is even more frightening and tragic when this diagnosis is made to a child. Children often have questions and it is hard for you, as a parent, to answer them, especially when you aren't even sure what to say or how to say it. After all, you are having to deal with the diagnosis yourself.
4 August 2017
There are many different weight loss programs you can join when you want to lose weight. You may find one more beneficial than the others depending on what you need to stay motivated. Losing weight is rarely easy, and joining a structured program can be a big help when it comes to keeping you accountable. Here are some features you may want to consider when choosing a program. Food Is Supplied With The Program
21 July 2017
One of the things that can be hard to handle in life is watching your parents get older. These are the special people that cared for you all your life, and it may be time to give to return the favor. The key to ensuring your loved ones do have the best health and get the most out of every day may depend on you. Taking time to check in on your parents regularly and knowing tips that can help you assist your loved ones when aging may be helpful to you.
28 June 2017