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Questions To Ask An Oncologist

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An oncologist is a physician who works in the field of oncology, the branch of medicine that deals with cancer. There are three main types of oncologists  that can help you if you have been diagnosed with cancer:  Surgical Oncologist:  This oncologist uses surgery to remove the cancer cells in your body.  Medical Oncologist:  This oncologist uses chemotherapy (drugs) to rid your body of cancer cells.  Radiation Oncologist:  This oncologist uses proton beams to destroy your cancer cells. Read More»

Artery Disease And Your Kidneys: 3 Complications Of Renal Artery Blockages

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If you have high cholesterol, you’re at risk for plaque buildup in arteries located all over your body. Plaque deposits can affect any of your major organs, including your kidneys. When plaque builds up in the arteries responsible for supplying your kidneys with blood, you may experience narrowing of the arteries or, in severe cases, complete blockage. In addition to plaque, blockages can be caused by blood clots and thickening of the artery walls. Read More»

3 Reasons To Go In For Pregnancy Counseling

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Being pregnant is something that is wonderful and amazing, but it is also something that is completely new and life changing. There are also some circumstances where a woman may become pregnant when she wasn’t ready and she isn’t sure what she should do. No matter what your feelings are surrounding your pregnancy, many women can benefit from going in for pregnancy counseling. This type of counseling is geared specifically towards the needs of pregnant women and can help them with a variety of things. Read More»

How To Survive A Heart Attack

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If you think that a heart attack only happens to “other people”, it’s time to re-evaluate that thought. Each year, nearly 720,000 people in the U.S. experience a heart attack, with 515,000 of them having their first episode. Heart attacks happen in all age groups and to people with no previously-diagnosed heart disease. Knowing what to do when you feel a heart attack start will increase your chances of surviving one. Read More»

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Reclaim Your Feminine Youth With Thermiva

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There are many things that can cause poor vaginal health. If you have managed a number of vaginal births, or you are no longer pleased with how your vagina is aging, there are solutions. You can rejuvenate your vagina, making it stronger, tighter and making contact with your partner more pleasurable. You don’t have to live with a tired, weak vaginal wall anymore. While some women turn to surgical techniques to rejuvenate their femininity, this can now be done with the non-surgical procedure Thermiva, which uses the energy from radiofrequency to heat vaginal tissue and restore its vitality. Read More»

Your Guide To Knee Replacements

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As you get older, you may start to wonder about knee replacements. How do you know you need a knee replacement? What are medical conditions that could lead to a knee replacement? If you do need one, what are your options?  Knee Replacements A knee replacement is a surgery in which damaged and worn bone and cartilage is removed from your knee by a surgeon. Your surgeon replaces the damaged tissue with metal, plastic, or polymer so your knee can function like it used to. Read More»

Child Has Strep Throat? You Need To Know About PANDAS

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As a parent, you’re one of the first people to spot symptoms that something is wrong with your children’s health. But sometimes, symptoms can be dismissed for bad behavior, especially after your child has strep throat. Here’s what you need to know about if your child has strep throat. PANDAS PANDAS is pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. It happens after a strep infection, like strep throat. It happens because when the strep bacteria invade the body, the bacteria mimic other cells in the body. Read More»

Preparing For Your First Allergen Immunotherapy Treatment

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Are you having an allergen immunotherapy treatment completed for the first time? If so, you might not know what to expect. Fortunately, the process itself is fairly simple. The shots help you build up an immunity to allergens that effect you and could keep you from needing regular medication. However, there are a few things that you need to know before your first appointment. Exercise When you exercise, it boosts the blood flow to various tissues in your body. Read More»

Things To Know Before Getting A DOT Physical

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Certain people who drive for a living need to pass a Department of Transportation physical in order to get the necessary medical certificate to do this type of driving legally. Before attempting to get a commercial drivers license and a job that requires a DOT physical, it’s a good idea to understand the requirements. Who Needs a DOT Physical? People who transport hazardous materials, those who drive a vehicle that weighs at least 10,001 pounds for interstate commerce purposes and those who drive between nine and 15 people for more than 75 miles for interstate commerce purposes all need to go to get a physical from a health provider that has been approved for this purpose. Read More»

Does Your Baby Feel Hot? Consider These Four Facts About Fevers Before Calling Your Doctor

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Fever in any baby is alarming, but it can be especially alarming if you’re a new parent. Fortunately, most fevers are nothing to worry about. However, some do need to be treated with fever-reducing medications and some may require medical attention. Generally speaking, fever associated with symptoms of illness needs to be addressed. If you’re baby is acting fine, however, most low-grade fevers do not require any intervention. Following are four facts you should consider about fevers before calling the pediatrician. Read More»