on April 27, 2012
Occupational health services have become big business for urgent care centers in recent years, as today’s employers look for efficient and affordable solutions to decrease lost work time, control absenteeism and promote healthy lifestyles among employees.
With extended hours and walk-in availability, convenience is of the major factors that make urgent care centers an ideal health partner for local [...] Read More »
on April 26, 2012
Did you know that in 2009, 5,811,097 men are alive who have been diagnosed with cancer? This fact includes persons with active disease and those who are cured of their disease according to the National Cancer Institute.
What's the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men?
Prostate CancerLung CancerTesticular CancerColon Cancer
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on April 25, 2012
April marks the onset of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, making it a perfect opportunity for campus activists to bust some dangerous myths and misconceptions about the crime, many of which actively prevent victims from receiving the medical and psychological care they need to heal. Start out by educating classmates, faculty, and staff about the legal definitions of rape (remember to include the [...] Read More »
on April 24, 2012
When Desiree Lyon Howe was seventeen, she experienced her first attack of porphyria. “When I was asked by the attending physician to describe the pain, I likened it to the agony caused by a thousand flaming swords imbedded deeply in my abdomen,” says Howe. After Howe’s pain subsided untreated a few days later, Howe’s physicians, family and friends thought that the short-lived episode was a [...] Read More »
on April 23, 2012
Many realize that drinking excessive alcohol affects their health, however not everyone knows that heavy drinking can result in gum, tongue and oral irritation; increase in teeth decay and gum disease; and a higher risk of oral cancer. Out of alcohol abusers, 80% have moderate to severe gum disease and decayed teeth, and over one third have precancerous lesions, which are rates much higher than most [...] Read More »
on April 20, 2012
Studies show that many children and adolescents struggle to get the sleep they need. Television, the internet, smartphones, and gaming systems distract many children, while they struggle to keep up with school and extracurricular activities. Today we hear from Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, a family physician in Lexington, KY, who provides solutions to common problems parents face when trying to get their [...] Read More »
on April 19, 2012
Learn more about the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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on April 18, 2012
What Is A Paperless Health Information Network?
There may be a time, in the not so distant future, when all of our medical information is stored across a paperless healthcare network. If the thought of your personal information being stored on someone else’s computer makes you nervous, it would benefit you to understand why many physicians are following suit with the new federal initiative to go [...] Read More »
on April 17, 2012
With more than 30,000 reviews, you’ve told us that iTriage is a “must have” for health care information, but did you know about…
1. iTriage Decision Support – When you search a symptom or disease, don’t stop there. By clicking on the “Find Medical Help Near You” button at the top of the page, you not only can find the closest medical provider, but can also determine the most appropriate [...] Read More »
on April 16, 2012
Traditional hair restoration surgery and medications might seem boring to those looking at the future of hair loss solutions. With the future being unclear, and a variety of products only providing temporary solutions for permanent hair loss, patients today must choose between temporary solutions, waiting, or the only effective treatment for permanent hair loss we have today. A recent article in [...] Read More »