If you have been experiencing allergic reactions to something and you’d like to know just what that ‘something’ is, you should see a dermatologist or an allergist to have some allergy testing done. As with most medical tests and evaluations, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your health and what medications you may be taking: prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Here’s why and what you need to know about contraindications of beta-blockers and allergy skin tests before you have allergy testing done. Read More»
What should you expect from your first pap smear? According to the U.S. Office on Women’s Health, most women need to start this type of reproductive health screening at 21. If you’re in your early 20s and haven’t had a pap test yet, take a look at what you need to know about the process and your next obgyn visit.
What Should Women Know About the Pap Smear?
The pap smear (a. Read More»
If you have a sleep disorder, then you can use various tactics and medications to get a better night’s sleep. For example, some people benefit from taking melatonin supplements. What is melatonin and how does it help people with sleep disorders? Is this the best option for your problem?
What Is Melatonin?
Your body naturally produces melatonin. This hormone helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle. It should make you sleepy and awake at the right times. Read More»
When an insured patient receives medical care, the services are billed to their insurance company. Medical providers, such as doctors’ offices, submit the claim forms to the insurers. Some forms are submitted electronically. Others are submitted as paper documents.
Regardless of how the claims are received, insurance companies must process the claims information according to their guidelines in order to pay them correctly. After the claims are processed, the insurers can release the associated payments to the medical provider. Read More»
If you recently injured your spine, the pain and suffering you experience may be unbearable for you right now. Your physician may ask you to undergo open spine surgery to repair your injury. But if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the operating room or recovery room, you may choose to live with your pain. You can choose to repair your injury with minimally invasive spine surgery instead. Read More»
If you’ve decided to have a tummy tuck, you’re not alone. Tummy tucks are a popular cosmetic procedure. There are a variety of reasons to have a tummy tuck. Some women undergo tummy tucks to restore their stomachs to pre-pregnancy appearance. Others have tummy tucks to alleviate the bulge left behind after weight loss. Regardless of the reason, tummy tucks remain an excellent way to obtain a flatter stomach. Now that you’re preparing for your tummy tuck, you’ll also want to prepare for the recovery process. Read More»
In-home care is a plethora of services that can range from simple help doing day-to-day tasks like cooking or bathing to round-the-clock medical care. In-home care offers an alternative to a nursing home; it allows individuals the freedom and comfort of living at home. So, how do you know when it is time for you or a loved one to receive in-home care? Here are 4 signs that in-home care services might be right for you or your loved one: Read More»
Scrubs are an integral part of most health care professionals’ uniforms. Scrubs allow patients to easily identify medical staff. They also keep doctors and nurses safe and comfortable throughout their workday. Since scrubs are so important, it’s important to choose your scrubs with care. Here are four tips that will help you shop for medical scrubs:
1. Choose comfortable scrubs.
Doctors and nurses typically work long hours. Comfort is of the utmost importance when you plan to be at work all day. Read More»
There is nothing more frustrating than feeling like you are reliant on glasses or contacts to operate in your day-to-day life. Still, the benefits of glasses and contacts far outweigh the negatives, and most people grow accustomed to the feeling of them when given long enough. However, with advances in medical technology and in particular, eye surgery, that may not be the case forever. There are many eye surgeons now that can perform specific operations aimed at increasing your vision and reducing your reliance on glasses, if not eliminating it altogether. Read More»
If you have cataracts, you should know that there are two types of cataract surgery. The first is performed manually, using a small blade and other handheld instruments. The second is performed with lasers. Some patients are initially a bit wary of having lasers shined in their eyes, and that’s understandable. However, the laser-based approach is better for most patients and is widely considered to be the premier option for cataract surgery. Read More»