Can’t Pick Your Kid Up From School? No Worries! Try an After School Program!
If you’re a working parent, you know how difficult it can be to juggle your careers and your child’s school hours. You don’t want your kids hanging out and just waiting for you to get out of work, nor might you feel safe leaving them home alone until you get off work. Luckily, many schools, sports centers, and other organizations sponsor after school activities or after school programs that your child can partake in. They’re supervised by adults and other volunteers, so it’s a safe environment for your child to be in. Sometimes after school program activities will provide snacks for your child as well. In addition, your child may learn fun new skills, engage with other children, and work on their fitness as well! Afte Continue Reading
Comparing 2 Types of Weight Loss Surgery
There are different types of weight loss surgery available to help people with severe medical needs. Before talking to your doctor, learn just a little more on your own about your weight loss surgery options.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
What is gastric sleeve surgery?
This type of surgery makes the stomach smaller to help the patient lose weight. The surgeon makes a large incision in the abdomen and removes half of your stomach, leaving a thin vertical sleeve that is roughly the size of a banana. Your stomach is then stapled shut.
Who is eligible for gastric sleeve surgery?
Is Your Excessive Sweating Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals?
Sometimes it is easier to hide.
On the first day of summer when all of your friends are out skiing at the lake, you can hide it.
At the outdoor concert when everyone has been baking in the sun for hours while they wait for the top band to come on stage, you can hide it.
After finishing the three mile long bike ride that takes you through scenic trails and wooden bridges, you can hide it.
During the move out of your college dorm when the air conditioners are completely ineffective, you can hide it.
Other times, it is impossible to hide.
As the entire room sits silently in the 300-person lecture hall taking the last exam of the semester, you cannot hide it.
When the whole sorority is gathered together in an air conditioned section of the Continue Reading
It’s a Family Affair How Families Can Work Together to Improve Their Family Health Care Practices
There are many things that ironic about life in America. For example, many American citizens are wary of immigrants and would prefer stricter immigration legislation, yet the country of the United States itself was founded by immigrants who stole land from a population of indigenous that had been living here for thousands of years.
Similarly, the United States is often considered one — if not the — most powerful country in the world with access to the best education, the best infrastructure, the best agricultural, the best environmental practices, the best liberties for citizens, the best government, the best military, the best economy, the best manufacturing facilities and — get this — the best healthcare, yet ironically, the United States also has the highest incidences of childhood obesity, hig Continue Reading
What Urgent Care Clinics Are and When You Should Use Them
Your primary care physician is the heart of your medical team. He or she is meant to be your first point of contact when something ails you. The trouble is, sometimes those ailments arise when your primary care physician isn’t available. With growing demand for their services, primary care physicians are often overbooked and hard to reach. To meet the nation’s growing health care needs, the U.S. will need to add nearly 52,000 primary care physicians by 2025. So should you do if you need medical attention but can’t reach your primary care physician?
Many opt to visit the Emergency Room, thinking it’s the only other available to them. This can be a costly and time-consuming mode of getting treatment, however. A far better option in non-life-threatening instances is a walk in urgent care clinic. Continue Reading
Common ENT Problems Are Treatable and Curable
There are a number of ear, nose and throat conditions that can cause problems in children ranging from sleep disorders to speech problems. The good news is that there are treatments for most of these conditions, and children will outgrow some of them.
One of the most common otolaryngological conditions afflicting children is ear infections. It’s estimated that 83% of children have at least one ear infection by the age of 3, and nearly one in three have had at least three. Ear infections usually are fairly minor and can be cured with antibiotics, but chronic ear problems also can lead to some complications such as hearing loss.
Among the other common ENT problems is enlarged tonsils. This can be due to tonsillitis or other infections, but some children just have tonsils and sometimes adenoids that are larger Continue Reading
Don’t Have a Primary Care Physician? Here Are Some Reasons You Should
Do you have a primary care physician? Many American adults do not. As a result a lot of people end up in the emergency room. There are a lot of reasons this is a bad thing. This is one of the most expensive ways you can receive medical care. According to he Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the average expenses for people who have been to the emergency room more than once were $1,319 in 2009. That same year they also found that the median expenses for these people were $615. The waiting time is long and it is just getting longer. Between 2003 and 2009, the wait time grew by 25%. It went from about 47 minutes to just over 58 minutes. Even if you are admitted to the hospital, you may have to wait in the hallway for an extended period of time while a bed becomes available. In 2008, nearly 80% of Continue Reading
A Beginner’s Guide to Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing repeatedly while they sleep. It can be a very complex condition, so here is everything you need to know about this disorder.
There are two types of sleep apnea:
1. Obstructive sleep apnea. This is the most common form of the disorder and is caused when a person’s airways are blocked, which happens most commonly in the back of the throat.
2. Central sleep apnea. This happens when a person’s brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe.
What are some sleep apnea causes?
1. When your throat and tongue muscles relax more than normal.
2. You are overweight, thus causing extra fat tissue to line and narrow the windpipe.