If you anticipate your doctor will order a colonoscopy at your next checkup, you may be worried about the preparation phase. You've probably heard stories about how cleaning out your colon is worse than going through the actual test. Knowing what to expect in advance may calm your fears, so here is a look at how you prep for a colonoscopy. Eliminate Solid Foods For A Day Or Two One thing to know is that your doctor will provide you with all the information you need to get ready for the colonoscopy, and it is very important that you follow them.
28 February 2017
Prescription substance abuse has grown into a grey area that still claims lives like any illegal substance. Many veterans are prescribed pain and mental condition-treating medication not as a final answer, but as something to tide them over. It's easy to get addicted when it's legally allotted to you, but that doesn't mean you have to drag yourself out of addiction on your own. Medication clings to the human psyche in a chemical way that takes more than simple willpower, so consider a few ways to get the help you need without getting in trouble or losing the medication you need.
25 January 2017
Cryocare is an abbreviation of cryogenic healthcare. Using cryogenics in healthcare is fairly new, but using it as a beauty treatment is newer still. A cryocare facial, for example, is the latest trend in literally freezing the march of time on your face. If the idea of fillers and botox in your face makes you queasy, you might want to try a cryocare facial instead (no needles!). You can buy treatments individually, or in odd-numbered packs.
5 January 2017
If you wear contacts or glasses, you might be considering getting Lasik at some point. There are many people who have gotten Lasik who are pleased with the results and have enjoyed a life free of corrective lenses. If you are thinking about getting Lasik, there are some things you need to know about getting the surgery done. Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions. Do You Need to Prepare Your Eyes Before the Surgery?
5 October 2016
If your child is struggling to nurse, or if you've noticed that your child's tongue movements seem restricted, you may want to consider the possibility of a tongue tie. Below is an overview of tongue tie in infants, including what causes it, what symptoms you may notice, and how it's usually treated. What is Tongue Tie and What Causes It? The lingual frenulum is a band of tissue that connects the tip of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
3 August 2016
If you're on a budget, you may think that quality health care is out of reach. Even if you have medical insurance, funds may be so tight that you simply can't afford the co-pay or the deductible. However, even if your income is limited, you don't have to put your healthcare needs on the back burner. Use this information to learn about two tips that can help you get quality health care when money is tight.
29 July 2016
The pain of walking on arthritic knees can be intense and cause big problems with mobility. If your orthopedic surgeon has recommended surgery for your arthritic knees, he or she may recommend robotic assisted surgery. As modern technology helps to advance orthopedic medicine, today's surgeons have the option to provide surgical techniques that promote greater mobility and faster recovery time. Learn more about how you can benefit from robotic assisted partial replacement knee surgery.
15 July 2016
Sonograms have been used for decades to help determine the health of the fetus. In recent years, its use has become more routine. In fact, 2014 figures show that the average number of sonograms for women was 5.2 per pregnancy. Although the medical need for that many ultrasounds has been called into question, other benefits of the practice are clear. Sonograms psychologically help mothers and their families. Lessens Anxiety Women naturally worry about the health of their unborn children.
29 June 2016
According to studies and statistics, approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be medically diagnosed before the close of 2016. Because of this, it is important to understand the process of diagnosis, treatment and other extra medical care that becomes important. Vascular radiology is an important part of this process from both a diagnostic and treatment standpoint. Read the points below to learn more about vascular radiology to understand what you or a family member might expect if they happen to deal with cancer in any shape or form.
23 June 2016
When you are diagnosed with breast cancer and it is in the early stages, you may wonder what you can and should do in regards to treatment. One of the most common treatments available for breast cancer is radiation therapy. Get to know more about radiation therapy so that you can better understand this treatment option and so that you and your oncologist can develop the best possible care and treatment program for you and your needs.
13 June 2016