Have A Great Relationship With Your Doctor

  • Two Signs That You Require Medical Attention After A Burn

    29 November 2016

    If you cook in your kitchen, add wood to your fireplace, or build a campfire in your backyard on occasion, then you may burn yourself on accident from time to time. First degree burns are the most common and they involve the top layer of the skin alone. These burns can be treated easily with cool water, pain relievers, and creams. A tetanus booster shot may be a good idea as well, and the burn should heal on its own.

  • Is It IBS Or Something More? What You Need To Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    1 November 2016

    Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are serious medical conditions that not only cause functional problems, but may lead to significant damage to the intestines and other parts of the gastrointestinal system. Learning to differentiate between IBD and more common but less serious bowel concerns can help you identify problems quicker. It's More Than Functional Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the intestinal system and depending on symptom presentation, IBD may be misdiagnosed as IBS.

  • 5 Features That Will Make You a Good Candidate for a Successful Facelift

    3 October 2016

    If you are considering a facelift, you may wonder what kind of results can be achieved with the various techniques available as well as whether or not you are an eligible candidate for a facelift. Because there are different techniques used to complete a facelift, including non-surgical techniques, almost everyone will have some options for improving their facial structure available. However, if you want the more drastic, lasting results of a traditional facelift, there are certain personal features that will make you a better candidate.

  • How To Get Rid Of Sinus Infection Headaches

    15 September 2016

    When you suffer a sinus infection, you may experience a runny nose, fatigue, and pressure when you bend. Although these symptoms are annoying, it is often the sinus infection headaches that keep you from being able to complete your day-to-day tasks. Below is a list of steps that will help you rid your body of the sinus headache so that you can continue caring for your family and meeting important work deadlines.

  • Protecting Yourself From Frostbite

    15 September 2016

    To many folks, frostbite is a condition that only happens to people trapped in a blizzard in some exotic location. In fact, frostbite can be an issue for anyone who exposes their skin to frigid temperatures for a period of time. If you live in an area that experiences these harsh winter conditions, you need to take measures to protect yourself from this condition. Causes You can experience frostbite anytime the temperature dips below freezing, particularly if the wind is a factor.

  • Four Reasons To Have A Primary Care Physician

    12 May 2016

    If you are like the average working age adult, you will make an average of 3.9 visits to a medical provider this year. But who will you see? Will you see a different provider for each and every visit, or will you choose to see the same doctor? While it may sometimes be faster to book an appointment with a wide variety of providers, you may not be receiving the same benefits you can get from having a primary care provider.

  • 4 Common Mistakes People Make Before Taking A Nasal Spray

    23 March 2016

    Many medications, including both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription meds, are administered as a nasal spray. Although nasal sprays are common and easy to administer, many people make mistakes when taking a nasal spray. The next time you squirt a medication up your nose, make sure you aren't committing any of these four common errors people make when taking OTC or prescription nasal sprays. Not Washing Your Hands Before reaching for the spray, you should first wash your hands.

  • Osteoarthritis and Obesity: What Should You Know before Knee Replacement Surgery?

    16 February 2016

    If an orthopedist suggests that you get knee replacement surgery in a few months to repair the damage caused by osteoarthritis, you may wonder how you can prepare for the procedure, especially if you're overweight. You may also wonder if being overweight places your recovery at risk for failure. One of the reasons or risk factors for osteoarthritis is obesity because it places strain on the joints and bones of your hips, knees, and spine.

  • Referred To An Ophthalmological? Prep Your Toddler For A Successful Visit

    26 January 2016

    Up to 25 percent of young children have eye problems and the sooner one is detected, the easier the ailment is to treat. Now that your toddler's doctor has detected an eye problem and you have been referred to an ophthalmologist, you're probably ready to make an appointment. But due to the new experience and environment, it's likely that your toddler will deal with some stress and uncertainty during their initial ophthalmological visit– you can help minimize that stress and create a comfortable eye exam experience with the help of these tips and tricks: