Starting at the age of 21, it's recommended that women get a routine screening known as a pap smear. This test is designed to detect cancerous or precancerous cells in the opening of your uterus called the cervix. It also screens for other abnormalities that may develop into, or increase your chances of getting cervical cancer, such as the human papiloma virus, or HPV, which is a virus that infects the skin cells of your cervix.
23 June 2017
Teenagers have a desire to fit into the crowd at school, and it is common for them to balk at the prospect of having to wear their hearing devices in public. Unfortunately, this leads to missed opportunities for learning and the possibility that their inability to respond to other people talking may be mistaken for rudeness. You also have valid reasons to worry about your teen's safety if their hearing loss is profound.
28 February 2017
If you are currently sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, then it is going to be in your best interest to take an effective form of birth control. A great place to visit when you already have a current form of birth control, but need to get it redone, is going to be a birth control clinic. This is going to be a clinic that specializes in birth control and often does not require an appointment.
21 February 2017
When parents are trying to manage a drug-addicted teen, it can be a very difficult emotional experience. Many get desperate and turn to boot camps to help their teens. This is a major mistake, as boot camps are not as effective as it would seem. Instead, they should turn to the similar, but less extreme, adventure therapy method. Boot Camps Are Dangerous While boot camps were once considered an effective way of helping troubled teens get off of drugs and straighten out their behavior, they are now seen by many as dangerous.
27 January 2017
If you own a small business that is struggling financially to pay your employee's health insurance premiums as they keep rising each year, then you will be pleased to learn there are some alternatives you can explore to save some money. Here is a list of tips you can use to lower your employee health care costs this year: Tip: Negotiate Your Premium Prices You may be surprised to learn that you can negotiate your company's health insurance premium price with your insurance company.
17 January 2017
Your arthritis can flare up for a variety of reasons. You may have been using the affected area more frequently, you may have performed an exercise or activity that irritated it, or even something as simple as cold weather can cause flare-ups. Regardless of what caused it, you may be experiencing swelling, stiffness, tenderness, sharp or intermittent pain, or decreased range of motion due to your arthritis. Since there is no known cure for this medical issue, you will want to focus on reducing your symptoms.
16 January 2017
If you've been considering laser cataract surgery to fix astigmatism, you may have heard about optional lens implants you can get during the surgery, such as a toric lens. A toric lens is a type of intraocular lens that is designed to fix an uneven curve in your cornea that can cause blurred or distorted vision. These lenses can provide welcome benefits over just the surgery, but depending on your individual circumstances, they may not be for you.
29 December 2016
If you notice that your child has a strong and violent cough that they cannot control, then there is a possibility that he or she has a case of whooping cough. While pertussis vaccines help to control outbreaks, there are still as many as 40,000 cases each and every year. A family doctor, like those at Rural Health Services Consortium Inc., should be seen to diagnose the cough. Typically, the physician will take mucus samples and blood will be drawn.
29 December 2016
If your mom or dad has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, you are undoubtedly aware that there are going to be some tough decisions to be made in the near future. However, it is important to understand that you have several options available to you and your family that do not involve the affected person permanently relocating to a long-term care facility. Specifically, it is possible for persons with Alzheimer's to remain in the comfort of their home or with family members, by working with an in-home health care agency, such as Neighbors Home Care Services, to create an appropriate care plan for them.
15 December 2016
While it is very important that your skin cancer surgery goes well, it is equally as important that your recovery process is also successful. This article will discuss 3 tips for successfully recovering from skin cancer surgery. Keep Your Wound Dry For The First Day On the first day of your surgery, you are going to need to make sure that you keep your wound dry. This is beneficial to recovery for a few different reasons.
29 November 2016