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Did you know that people in the U.S. spend an estimated $34 billion annually on alternative medicine? As well, approximately 33% of American adults use alternative medicine, a statistical uptick over the last two decades, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control. Many of these people are looking to alternative medicine to maintain good health, or to deal with chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes– an illness that 10% of all Americans currently suffer from.
However, a number of Americans work closely with complimentary healthcare professionals to heal far more serious diseases. For example, alternative therapy for cancer has become popular recently with patients and survivors alike. In fact, alternative cancer clinics offer patients individually tailored alternative breast c (more…)
Whether you have a job that places a high focus on physical labor or are more likely to spend your time at a desk, it’s likely that you are familiar with neck pain. It may strike when you get out of bed in the morning, or you may find yourself stuck with a stiff neck after hours at work. For many people, neck pain is also one of the first physical signs of stress. But due to the difficulty of finding pain relief products that effectively target this specific part of the body, people with a stiff neck may feel that they have to suffer through the pain. Fortunately, there are not only some effective muscle pain relievers, like pain relief patches, that can reduce this discomfort, but there are also a number of step (more…)
Anyone who has made the transition from glasses to contacts has visited an optometrist before. Optometrists are licensed physicians who specialize in people’s eyes and vision and are trained to fit their patients with contact lenses. While most people have probably visited an optometrist in order to get a prescription for lenses, these physicians are also trained to take care of various disorders of the eye and can prescribe medications to treat them. Many might have heard of the diseases below, but most don’t have a good understanding of what they are, how they start or how they can be treated.
Common Eye Disorders
- Cataracts – A cataract occurs when the lens of (more…)
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The onset of winter can bring unpleasant challenges for anyone. This is particularly true for those that use a wheelchair. Anything that depends on consistent contact with the ground is going to suffer as snow and ice start to fall and form. The wheels of a wheelchair are no different. In addition, because of the […]
Are you overweight? Obese? The World Health Organization defines being overweight as an individual with a BMI that is greater than 25. If your BMI is greater than 30, you are obese. But if you fall into one of these categories, you are not alone. The majority of all adults in the U.S. are trying […]
When a victim needs prompt medical care, a nearby responsible party can and should look up nearby medical care facilities to take them to. This may mean conducting an online search such as “where is urgent care near me,” or something more specific such as “urgent care centers within 10 miles” or “pediatric urgent care […]