Three Fast and Healthy Meals You Can Make
All top weight loss programs have two things in common: diet and exercise. Both of these things are absolutely necessary for weight loss. While fitting some exercise into a busy schedule here and there isn’t hard to do, finding the time to cook the healthy meals demanded by a weight loss system is a bit more tricky.
Luckily, there are tons of fast, easy, healthy meals you can make. Here are a few of the best recipes recommended by family practice doctors.
Italian Sausage and Veggie Pasta.
Italian food doesn’t have to compromise your weight loss system. Just get two ounces of whole wheat pasta, half a cup of spaghetti sauce, one Italian-style chicken sausage, tw Continue Reading
After Hours Urgent Care A Solution to Crowded Emergency Rooms
With over 160 million visits annually, urgent care centers have become the solution to doctors’ offices with limited hours. After hours urgent care centers are popping up all over the country, with over 9,000 branches looking towards expanding within the U.S., alone. The increasing popularity of urgent care centers has to do with not only their flexible availability, but also their capacities to treat numerous varieties of medical problems.
Preventing Wrinkles With Skin Maintenance
While growing older is a thing that happens to everyone, not everyone is content to let age and the passing of time turn their skin into a dull, wrinkled mess. Fortunately, there are many different ways to protect your skin from the effects of aging, and even prevent new wrinkles and age spots from forming.
The first thing to do to protect your skin is to stay hydrated. Well-hydrated skin is stronger and more elastic than dry skin, and elastic skin is less likely to wrinkle. Make sure you eat a skin-healthy diet, as well. Fruits and vegetables that are high in fats and vitamins A and C boost skin’s collagen production, preventing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin’s elasticity.
Another effective way to prevent wrinkles and age spots is to protect your skin from the sun. Wear wide-brimme Continue Reading
What Causes Fibroids?
Doctors don’t know how uterine fibroids develop, but they have found that some certain women are more likely to show signs and symptoms of fibroids. Here are just a few of the factors that may make a patient more likely to experience symptoms of fibroid cysts.
Women who are obese have a higher risk of developing fibroids. Very obese women, in fact, are two or three times more likely to get fibroids, in fact. This risk is further increased if the women eats a lot of red meat.
Unfortunately, studies have shown that African-American are far more likely to develop fibroids than Caucasian women are. In fact, fibroids are two to three times more common amongst women of African-Caribbean descent, and also tend to be larger Continue Reading
The Care You Need After a Car Accident — Even If You Don’t Know It
If you’ve been involved in a car accident but haven’t been seriously injured, you’re probably putting more energy into figuring out how to pay your bills, deal with insurance paperwork or meet your transportation needs than you are into taking care of yourself. But the thing about injuries is that symptoms don’t always appear right away — and not taking care of minor injuries can easily cause them to escalate and cause major health problems down the road. For that reason, it’s important that if you’ve been involved in even a minor car accident, you be thinking about treatment and some physical rehab.
Why Physical Rehab Is Important
The simplest explanation as to why physical rehab is important is that it both addresses current problems and heads off future ones. The p Continue Reading
Choosing Good-Looking Shoes That Won’t Make Your Podiatrist Cry
When it comes to foot care, probably two things above all others will influence your foot health: having a good relationship with your local podiatrist (that’s a foot and ankle doctor), and wearing good shoes. The former should be fairly simple. Since foot and ankle doctors are educated and licensed just like other kinds of doctors, you’ll just need to find one in your area with whom you have a comfortable rapport and remember to keep up with your appointments.
The latter, however, can be a little trickier — especially if you don’t want to be wearing running shoes with your business suits or going-out clothes. Of course, a supportive athletic shoe will provide optimum support for your feet, Continue Reading
Urgent Care Units Three Things You Ought to Know
If you need to go to the hospital, urgent care units are a worthy alternative to the emergency room (ER). Barring life-threatening injuries or conditions, going to a 24 hour walk in clinic has its advantages. Though no one ever hopes to go to the ER, accidents happen, and when they do it’s best to be informed. The 9,000 or so urgent care centers in the United States today offer premium health services with a shorter wait time and an affordable price.
To better illustrate this, here are three benefits of going to an urgent care clinic:
- They Offer the Same Services as the ER: Emergency clinics have most of the same c Continue Reading
Texas Legislators Consider Increasing Signage in Freestanding Emergency Rooms
In recent years, as the number of local doctors has decreased and hospital emergency rooms have grown increasingly congested, many people across the United States have begun turning to private walk in clinics instead. Urgent care clinics are a popular example of this: these medical centers, which provide urgent medical care for a variety of non-life-threatening conditions, allow patients to access quick, convenient treatment for the price of a normal doctor’s co-pay. Given the success of urgent care clinics, some states are now allowing companies Continue Reading