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Did you know that over 20,000 people in the U.S. die from cirrhosis and chronic liver disease each year? In some ways, it?s fair to say the U.S. is facing a bit of a health crisis. Years of poor health care coverage have had long lasting effects on the way Americans view the importance of health visits. A formerly large, uninsured population got into the habit of only going to the doctor for emergencies, rather than viewing it as an important part of overall health.
If you haven?t been to the doctor in a while, now is the time to get checked in and screened for common problems. Getting in for a checkup can be the difference between stopping a problem in its tracks, and allowing it to develop until it is too late for anything to be done. Here are a few things you should keep in mind about the importance of (more…)
Sweating is a vital part of a healthy functioning body. Sweating regulate our body’s temperature, purges it of toxins and impurities, provides an indication of our hydration levels (since your inability to sweat is a first indication of dehydration and sends your brain a subliminal message to stop and take a sip of water), and helps lock moisture in the body. In fact, on its own, sweat does not even have an odor — the stink that we associate with sweat is actually the activation of bacteria on the surface of our skin, or a reminder of a strong odor that we ingested (we’ll cover how to avoid this later in our discussion).
Although your body’s ability to sweat keeps you alive and healthy, you probably wouldn’t choose to live with an (more…)
With three million patient visits each week, urgent care clinics have become well established as the alternative to emergency room care for non-life threatening conditions. Urgent care centers offer a convenient location for the treatment of most common injuries and illnesses. Over 85% of urgent care centers are open on weekends as well as during the week, and staff includes highly qualified physicians, physicians aides, emergency room nurses and technicians.
Common conditions treated at urgent care clinics
Walk in clinics treat conditions and injuries like colds, coughs, wounds, fractures, chronic pains, infections etc. With 20,000 doctors practicing urgent care at clinic (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 […]