How to Find an Excellent Outpatient Center
Outpatient services are medical procedures that health care practitioners provide which do not require patients to stay the night at the medical facility. For example, if a person undergoes outpatient surgery, they can leave the hospital once their procedure is over.
Outpatient services can take many shapes, including wellness and preventative medicine, diagnoiss, treatment, and rehabilitation. Counseling, lab tests, chemotherapy, alcohol rehab and more are all different outpatient services.
Many people often choose to find a doctor who offers outpatient services because, for one thing, they don’t want to stay overnight, and also because they usually cost less.
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A Beginners Guide to E Juice
One of the most important parts of vaping is the juice. Vaping is a popular trend these days, and it simply cannot be done without the juice, which is what the vapor that a user inhales is made of. If you’re just starting out with vaping, here are three things you need to know about e juice.
1. What E Juice is Made Of
Believe it or not, a lot of juices do not have any nicotine in them at all. Juice is basically made of two things: propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, which are both approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in food. Another common ingredient of e liquid juice is flavor, and there are hundreds of them — including vanilla, fruits, coffee, a Continue Reading
How Some Anti-Aging Skincare Products Can Actually Make You Look Older
Walk down any cosmetic or skincare aisle in a department or drugstore and you’re likely to be overwhelmed by an array of anti-aging products all claiming to deliver proven results while boasting rare, exotic ingredients such as unicorn horn dust. Well, maybe not that rare but you get the point.
The truth is the majority of these products contain a common, seemingly benign ingredient that can actually make your skin look worse by accelerating aging. So before you slather on your favorite wrinkle cream, lotion, or potion, it definitely pays to read between the fine lines (yes, pun intended) and do your homework.
So what’s the secret ingredient that can wreak havoc on your skin? Methylparaben.
Parabens belong to a family of cheap antimicrobial preservatives that are used Continue Reading
5 Urban Myths about Eye Care
According to the American Center of Ophthalmology, many common eye disorders can actually be prevented and cured if they are caught early enough. Most people should see the eye doctor once every two years, but if you are a high risk patient you need to go more often. People who have diabetes should actually go once every year because they are at a higher risk for glaucoma, cataracts, and other disorders of the eye. Optometrists are trained to spot the signs that signal development of various kinds of eye sickness, and they will tell you how to treat it.
Some of the most common eye diseases are cataracts, which is a clouding of the lense in the eye that creates a l Continue Reading
Practical Tips on How to Choose a CPAP Mask
When it comes to CPAP replacement parts, CPAP masks are often the most complicated items to buy. While many other CPAP replacement parts come in standard shapes and sizes, sleep apnea patients have several different mask types and sizes to choose from.
Here’s a brief buying guide to help you find the mask that works for you.
Types of CPAP Masks
- Standard nasal CPAP mask: The nasal mask is the most popular and comfortable style of CPAP mask because it only covers the nose. Instead of delivering direct air to the nostrils, a small gel or silicone cushion surrounds the nose to create a pressure balloon that keeps air flowing.
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The Three Things You Need to Know About Medical Waste
Do you remember the last time you went to the doctor’s? Can you remember how many things the doctor tossed away? A couple pairs of gloves, disposable plastic otoscope bits, and wooden tongue depressors at least. In fact, it probably seemed that he or she was throwing something away every other minute.
It’s not your imagination, either. Hospitals generate a ton of garbage known as medical waste, and it’s kind of a big deal. Here’s what you should probably know about it.
What Is Medical Waste?
There are four different types of medical waste: infectious waste, hazardous waste, radioactive waste, and general waste. Infectious medical wastes can cause infections to humans, and Continue Reading
How To Choose Emergency Room, Clinic or Family Doctor
When medical situations pop up, we have a variety of avenues we can consider traveling. Some people prefer to wait for an opening at their family care provider. For those who don’t have access to family care physicians, the emergency room is a possible option. In between the emergency room and the primary care physician is an urgent care center. Urgent care centers offer expedient, immediate care like emergency rooms but they treat exclusively non-life-threatening issues.
In the United States, there are more than 6,800 urgent care centers, many of which operate as a 24 hour walk in clinic. This part of the American health system is the fastest growing because it capitalizes on a need for convenience. If users have trouble finding a primary care phy Continue Reading
Three Don’ts of Post-Holiday Cosmetic Surgery You Need to Know
The start of the new year is a time of recovering from all the excess drinking and eating you did over the holidays. It’s also a time of making a new beginning and getting your year started on the right foot.
So whether you’re looking for a cure to the after-holiday blues or you want to show off the best parts of your appearance, you’re not alone — the new year is one of the most popular times of the year for plastic surgeons!
But like any other major decision you’d make, the choice to undergo a cosmetic surgery treatment shouldn’t be make lightly. Want to be sure you don’t make a costly mistake with your post-holiday cosmetic surgery plans? Here are the top three don’ts of post-holiday Continue Reading
The Benefits of Assisted Living
When a senior decides it is time to move out of their house, they find that there are many different housing options to choose from. Some seniors may opt for the round-the-clock care and supervision of a nursing care home, but others aren’t quite ready for that level of care. Assisted living care facilities are a popular choice, and for many reasons.
Assisted living centers tend to allow for more independence among residents. Apartment-style living is very common, with each resident occupying his or her own studio or one-bedroom apartment. For safety and convenience, housekeeping services and meals are provided by the staff of the assisted living community. Seniors are encourage Continue Reading
Can Chemical Peels Cause Cancer?
Chemical peels have been used for years to help people feel better about their skin, but not all chemical peels are created equal. In addition to looking for the best chemical peel, people should also be looking for the safest chemical peel. The Center for Environmental Health has concerns about the safety of certain procedures, and not everyone is taking them seriously.
But first, what is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a procedure where a chemical solution is applied to the skin and allowed to soak in. Between one day and two weeks later, depending on the solution, the dead skin peels off, leaving fresh, new skin underneath. Chemical peels are usually performed at salons and spas, along with services like botox injections and laser hair removal.
The types of chemical peels vary based on th Continue Reading