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Wait, You Can Use the Copper IUD for Emergency Birth Control?

If you always forgot to take your daily birth control pill, the longer-term pregnancy-prevention method known as the IUD may have been your saving grace. But the non-hormonal copper IUD has another unexpected superpower:... More>>

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Breast Cancer Receptor Status: Understanding the Different Types

The types of breast cancer can refer to a few different things. Doctors can classify breast cancer based on whether or not it is invasive (meaning it has spread to surrounding breast tissue), whether or not it begins in... More>>

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Which Recovery Plan Is Right for You?

Originally posted on https://www.addictionadvocates.com/blog/2019/4/8/inpatient-vs-outpatient-rehab-which-recovery-plan-is-right-for-you Drug addiction is a serious problem in the United States. Every day more than 130... More>>

5 Reasons to Get Lasik Before Turning 40

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/five-reasons-to-get-lasik-before-turning-forty/ LASIK can be an effective solution for anyone who is 18 years or older, but when is the best age to get LASIK eye surgery? More>>

5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Consider Lasik Eye Surgery

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/five-reasons-why-millennials-should-consider-lasik/ Millennials may have grown up in the digital age but wearing contact lenses and glasses can be a bit of a hassle.... More>>

Glaucoma Treatment

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/medical-and-cataract-services/glaucoma-treatment/ Glaucoma is an eye disease associated with elevated eye pressure. This pressure can damage the optic nerve which can... More>>

100% Personalized Lasik Powered by iDesign, Wavefront, and IFS Bladeless Technology

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/lasik-and-refractive-services/lasik/ LASIK can correct most degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism which can provide you with a better quality of... More>>

PRK, Lasek, & Epi-Lasik

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/lasik-and-refractive-services/prk-lasek-epi-lasik/ PRK, LASEK, and Epi-LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These procedures are similar... More>>

What to Expect on the Day of Lasik

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/lasik-and-refractive-services/what-to-expect-on-the-day-of-lasik/TRANSPORTATION Please arrange for transportation on the day of your LASIK surgery. Although the surgery... More>>

How Safe Is Lasik Eye Surgery?

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/how-safe-lasik-eye-surgery/ LASIK is one of the most popular and effective vision correction solutions available. It only takes minutes to complete for each eye, and... More>>

How Long Is Recovery for Lasik Eye Surgery

Originally posted on https://www.kremereyecenter.com/how-long-recovery-lasik-eye-surgery/ When it comes to vision correction, one of the biggest things patients need to consider is recovery. LASIK eye surgery is a simple... More>>

How Immunotherapy Is Used to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Video included

Triple-negative breast cancer gets its name because it’s lacking all three receptors typically found on breast cancer cells—namely estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 receptors. In other types of breast cancer, these... More>>

Then vs. Now: The Decline of the “Hysteria” Diagnosis Video included

Today, referring to a woman as “hysterical” is unlikely to provoke a positive response. It’s considered a loaded term, packed with history, bias, and even trauma. Interestingly, many people have a strong reaction to the... More>>

Mind Your Minerals: The Most Important Minerals for Your Health, According to Science

Think about what you did today. Did you get out of bed and get ready for work? Did you read a book? Did you work out? You can thank minerals for helping you complete all these actions today. Minerals help keep your body... More>>

Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: What Works, What Doesn’t Video included

Treatments for breast cancer have advanced significantly over the past few decades. New options have improved outcomes and reduced instances of breast cancer recurrence for many women. More>>

How Long Do Sushi Leftovers Last? Here’s When to Toss It Video included

For Americans, sushi as a go-to meal choice is a relatively new phenomenon. Sushi has been served in Japan for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that these colorful rolls were brought to the U.S. More>>

8 Foods That Help With Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Originally posted on https://www.panicattackbuzz.com/8-foods-that-help-anxiety-and-panic-attacks/ Anxiety disorders are the most common disorders. It is therefore interesting to examine whether there is an effect of the... More>>

Keratoconus Specialists in San Antonio

Originally posted on https://focalpointvision.com/keratoconus-treatments/ Focal Point Vision offers the widest range of treatments for keratoconus in South Texas. We have three fellowship-trained doctors who specialize in... More>>

Then vs. Now: The Impressive History of the Measles Vaccine Video included

Measles has been around for centuries—the first known written account was by a Persian doctor in the 9th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, measles didn’t reach epidemic... More>>

Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring Is Coming to Home Health Agencies

Originally posted on https://blog.pmd-healthcare.com/reimbursement-for-remote-patient-monitoring-is-coming-to-home-health-agencies January 2019 marked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) monumental... More>>

Five Tips for Small California Companies that Want to Set Up an Employee Wellness Program

Originally posted on https://preferredinsuranceca.com/employee-wellness-program-tips/ Employee wellness programs are all the rage for 2019.  And for good reason, as a long time California small business health insurance... More>>

How to Build a Successful Chiropractic Practice

Originally posted on https://www.cryoinnovations.com/chiropractors1. Find the Source of New Patients Lower back pain (LBP) is now the leading cause of disability world-wide More>>

8 Telltale Ear Infection Symptoms You Need to Look out for in Your Child

Originally posted on https://afterhrsclinic.com/blog/ear-infection-symptoms-children/ If you’re the parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to help them cope with an ear infection at least once... More>>

More Kids Accidentally Hospitalized Due to Pot Edibles

Originally posted on https://usamdt.com/drug-abuse/kids-hospitalized-pot-edibles/ Some parents have found that marijuana legalization put an entirely different spin on the phrase getting caught with their hand in the... More>>

The Top Benefits of Whole Body Vibration Therapy

Originally posted on https://myvibrationplate.com/blogs/news/benefits-whole-body-vibration-therapy About 1.3 million Americans currently suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. More>>

Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment: What’s the Difference?

Originally posted on https://brainsparkhealth.com/inpatient-vs-outpatient-treatment-whats-the-difference/ Sadly, alcohol abuse is responsible for approximately 88,000 deaths each year and takes away roughly 2.5 million... More>>

A Quick Start to Recovery: Short Term Rehab Benefits and Options

Originally posted on https://brainsparkhealth.com/a-quick-start-to-recovery-short-term-rehab-benefits-and-options/It can be hard to break the cycle of addiction, and it can be even harder to do so alone. Over 20 million... More>>

Total Body Transformation: Get Fit with Michal Beswald

Originally posted on https://beswald.com.au/body-transformation/ Are you tired of missing out on activities like hiking, surfing, or even chasing after your kids because you’re not in good shape? More>>

Mantality Helps WOD 4 Wishes & Make-A-Wish Missouri

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/mantality-helps-wod-4-wishes-make-a-wish-missouri/ Local charity WOD 4 Wishes holds an annual event that presents all of their proceeds to Make-A-Wish Missouri. Of course,... More>>

What’s the Difference Between TRT and Steroids?

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/whats-the-difference-between-trt-and-steroids/ There’s a common misconception that doing testosterone replacement therapy is essentially doing steroids, we will tell you why... More>>

The First 30 Days: What to Expect from Low Testosterone Treatment

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/the-first-30-days-what-to-expect-from-low-testosterone-treatment/ One out of every four men over the age of 30 suffers from low testosterone. As you age, the likelihood of... More>>

Bone up on Your Health: How Testosterone Helps Your Bone Health

Originally posted on https://mantalityhealth.com/bone-up-on-your-health-how-testosterone-helps-your-bone-health/ Did you know that osteoporosis affects 54 million adults over the age of 50 every year? Or, that these... More>>

Spravato (Esketamine) for Treatment Resistant Depression – An FDA Approved “Breakthrough Therapy”

Originally posted on https://www.inspiremalibu.com/blog/mental-health/spravato-esketamine-for-treatment-resistant-depression/ In March 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Spravato... More>>

Relaxing in the Dental Chair: A Simple Guide to Sedation Dentistry

Originally posted on https://www.shieldsdentalclinic.ie/simple-guide-sedation-dentistry/ Do you avoid the dentist at all costs? Does the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair send a chill down your spine? More>>

The Growing U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Reliable Ways to Overcome Addiction

Originally posted on https://www.beataddiction.com/the-growing-u-s-opioid-epidemic-and-reliable-ways-to-overcome-addiction/ One of the most deadly disease epidemics to ever affect the United States is the current state of... More>>

Doctor Decoded: What Inflammation Actually Means

You’ll frequently hear health claims about various ingredients or remedies that fight inflammation. It might sound like a vague, abstract buzzword, but inflammation is actually a legitimate phenomenon in the body that can... More>>

Is It Possible to Lower Your Risk of Head and Neck Cancer? Video included

Some risk factors for developing cancer, such as family history, may be out of your control. But depending on the type of cancer, there may also be preventative measures that can help you lower your chances. This is... More>>

What Is a Booger, Actually? Video included

You’ve seen ‘em. You’ve picked ‘em. You’ve blown ‘em out. You’ve known about boogers all your life, but have you ever thought about what they *actually* are and why they set up camp in your nose? More>>

Wet Brain – Facts And Symptoms

Originally posted on https://www.recoveryresourcecenter.org/blog/alcohol-addiction/wet-brain/What is Wet Brain?Description 1: A Chronic Brain DisorderDescription 2: Wernicke-Korsakoff SyndromeDescription 3: Korsakoff’s... More>>

Lotions, Lozenges, & More: Your Guide On How to Use CBD Oil

Originally posted on https://seralabshealth.com/how-to-use-cbd-oil/ A recent survey revealed that 40% of U.S. adults are interested in trying CBD oil. More>>

Giving up the Lies: 8 Clear Signs It’s Time to Go to Rehab

In 2017, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 19.7 million Americans struggled with a substance addiction of some kind. In other words, addiction in the United States is prominent. Do you... More>>

The Importance of Rehabilitation During Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Video included

The goals of head and neck cancer treatment are to control the disease and to help the patient return to normal activities as soon as possible after treatment. An important part of treating head and neck cancer is... More>>

How Eric Adams Is Advocating for Plant-Based Diets in Brooklyn Video included

It’s not unheard of for a politician to promote healthier lifestyles for their constituents, but perhaps no city leader does this with quite as much passion and urgency as Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.... More>>

Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity? More>>

What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

4 little ways your pet is making you a lot healthier Video included

You probably didn’t have your blood pressure or your jean size in mind when you adopted Snickers from the animal shelter, but it turns out your furry companion can do more than make your annual holiday greeting card a...

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Is coffee good or bad for your heart? What the science says Video included

A few sips into your morning Starbucks order, you can already feel the buzzing effects. You might feel more alert, energetic, and euphoric, and some people even report feeling their heart pitter-pattering faster than...

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Why cardiologists care about your tooth brushing routine Video included

You know that brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly are the major rules of good oral hygiene (and keeping those pearlies white). But if your oral care habits leave, say, a little something to be desired,...

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6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?

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  • UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

    UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

    Wednesday, April 24 2019 9:39 PM EDT2019-04-25 01:39:44 GMT
    The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under five should get: not very much.More >>
    The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under five should get: not very much.More >>
  • Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'

    Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'

    Wednesday, April 24 2019 9:39 PM EDT2019-04-25 01:39:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24,2019. The Trumps are traveling to Atlanta to speak at a summit on drug abuse.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24,2019. The Trumps are traveling to Atlanta to speak at a summit on drug abuse.
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24,2019. The Trumps are traveling to Atlanta to speak at a summit on drug abuse.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24,2019. The Trumps are traveling to Atlanta to speak at a summit on drug abuse.
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are teaming up to provide an update on the nation's opioid epidemic.More >>
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are teaming up to provide an update on the nation's opioid epidemic.More >>
  • US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

    US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

    Wednesday, April 24 2019 9:39 PM EDT2019-04-25 01:39:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level...
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. Measles cases in the U.S. this year have climbed to the highest level...
    U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.More >>
    U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against vaccines.More >>
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