When many people get sick or injured, they tend to be confused as to what they can and should do about the situation. Some opt to wait until their primary care doctor is available while others take themselves to the emergency room. However, there is a third option that many people tend to overlook in their medical care and treatment. That third option is the urgent care clinic. Get to know some of the health events that can be treated at an urgent care clinic.
24 April 2018
If you are considering a birth control method, whether for pregnancy prevention or to help with menstrual problems, an intrauterine device (IUD) might be the answer. In the past, only women who had children could have an IUD; now, more gynecologists are inserting IUDs in women without a prior pregnancy. 1. Set It And Forget It One of the most attractive features of IUD is they can last upwards of a decade, depending on the type, without any maintenance.
25 March 2018
If you've had surgery, been in an accident, or suffered an injury, part of your recovery might include physical therapy. If you haven't been to physical therapy before, you may not know what to expect. Many people are surprised by how active or inactive their physical therapy treatments can be, and some might dislike it enough to stop coming, even though therapy is important for recovery. Here are some things you can to do to make sure your first appointment is a success and to keep on track for healing.
26 February 2018
Primary care and secondary care are both medical phrases used to refer to the medical professionals that treat you. While you certainly have heard of primary care doctors, it may strike you odd hearing about secondary care physicians. However, there is a very good chance that either you, or someone in your family, regularly sees a secondary care doctor. Here are the differences between primary and secondary care to help you understand what secondary care is, and know why they are referred to by these phrases.
21 January 2018
Breastfeeding is one of the most natural ways to nourish your little one. But for some mothers, the changes in their breast size and functions can cause physical changes in their breasts, including sagging and drooping. These physical changes can affect how you feel about your body. You can firm and lift your breasts naturally with the information and simple tips below. How Does Nursing Affect Your Breasts? It's important to understand that breastfeeding isn't the cause of your sagging breasts.
30 November 2017
A menstrual cycle can tell a lot about various aspects of a woman's body. If your menstrual cycles have been irregular lately, it might be a sign that you need to make an appointment with a gynecologist. One of the common reasons for a cycle to become irregular is due to pregnancy. However, there are more serious problems that could cause irregular cycles. This article explains what a gynecologist can do to get to the bottom of why your menstrual cycles have been irregular.
10 November 2017
If you're struggling during an especially stressful or difficult time in your life, you may be considering therapy. This can be a great way to talk through your feelings while also getting expert advice from a professional. Individuals of all ages and situations choose to invest in individual therapy services. Keep reading to better understand the reasons as to why therapy may be a good option for you to consider.
24 October 2017
If you contact your local hospital, university hospital, or other health facility, you can inquire as to whether any clinical trials are coming up. If so, you'll hear about what type of trials are scheduled and what types of participants the researchers need. Should you fit the criteria, you can sign up for the trial and hope to receive a call indicating that you've been accepted. Your next step is to visit the designated location at the requested time, and then simply follow the researchers' instructions.
4 October 2017
Going through a midlife crisis can be a difficult time. On the surface, it might be enjoyable to you, whether you're buying a sports car, hanging out with younger people, or trying new activities. However, you might still feel chronically unfulfilled — and your loved ones might be rolling their eyes at how you're behaving. There's nothing wrong with feeling like you need to make some changes in your life, but you should also plan to see your family doctor to discuss what is going on.
12 September 2017
When it comes to men's health, your primary care physician can provide many of the essential services you need. However, you may find that you need to see a urologist for more specialized care. If you aren't sure whether or not you need to see a urologist, here are a few things to keep in mind. Abnormal Prostate Exam Your primary care physician may perform regular prostate exams as part of your regular checkups.
4 September 2017