Some Things You Need to Know about Getting Lasik


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

Tongue Tie In Infants: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment


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

Tips For Getting Quality Health Care On A Budget


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

Robotic Assisted Partial Replacement Knee Surgery Benefits Arthritic Patients


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

Happier Pregnancies: The Psychological Effects Of A Sonogram


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

A Guide To Cancer Radiology Treatments


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

What You Should Know About Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer


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

What You Should Know About Treating Your HIV-Related Cancer


When you have been diagnosed with HIV, you likely know that your immune system will be compromised for the rest of your life, even with proper management of your viral load. However, what you may not be aware of is the fact that you can develop lymphoma, lung cancer, or other forms of cancer from having HIV or AIDS. In case you do develop an HIV-related cancer, get to know some of the facts that you should be aware of when you are in need of treatment for your cancer.

7 June 2016

Two Simple Daily Exercises To Help Prevent Tennis Elbow


Tennis elbow is a condition in which the muscle and tendon along the outside of the elbow become sore and inflamed. Typically, this occurs in athletes and others who perform repetitive arm motions while gripping an object tightly. It's not just tennis players who get tennis elbow. If you're a golfer, a landscaper, a carpenter, or a hockey player, you're at risk for this condition, too. Luckily, the secret to preventing tennis elbow is just to keep your forearm muscles strong and conditioned.

2 June 2016

FAQs About Diagnosing And Treating Adult ADHD


Diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in adults can sometimes be challenging because the disorder can mimic other diseases. Your doctor might perform a number of evaluations to determine if you do have ADHD. If you believe that you have ADHD, here is what you need to know about the testing and what happens afterwards. Why Are Medical Tests Performed? Your family doctor can more than likely give you a preliminary diagnosis of ADHD.

24 May 2016