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How To Find A GP You Can Count On

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How To Find A GP You Can Count On

Finding a good general practitioner is becoming more and more difficult these days as there is a shortage in the field. Physicians are choosing to specialize and go where the money is, whereas the GP may find it hard to stay afloat. However, skilled doctors are still available. It is simply a matter of knowing…

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Dying Without Care: A Growing Epidemic

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Dying Without Care: A Growing Epidemic

According to Families USA, a consumer advocacy group, 2,175 American citizens die each month due to a lack of health insurance. Because of this startling statistic, health managers and government officials are trying to find ways to bring more affordable healthcare to the un- and under-insured. But what exactly are the risks for those that…

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How Doctors Use Ultrasound in Their Offices

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How Doctors Use Ultrasound in Their Offices

Because of their size, for many years, ultrasound machines were almost exclusively found in hospitals. Over time ultrasound equipment became smaller and carts were developed to roll the equipment around making them more accessible in hospitals and other medical institutions.  Soon smaller units were developed that were sized for doctor’s offices. This has led to…

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Female Hair Loss

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Female Hair Loss

One of the most common reasons for women to experience hair loss is a condition called female pattern baldness. Caused by the interplay of genetics, hormones and aging, female pattern baldness usually produces only mild to moderate hair loss that does not require medical or cosmetic treatment unless a woman affected by female pattern baldness…

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Make No Assumptions with Personal Injury Cases

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Make No Assumptions with Personal Injury Cases

Personal injuries happen every day for it is not uncommon for a person to be involved in an accident. Often, accidents occur as people slip and fall, are involved in a car accident, or have been injured by a defective product. Injuries like this happen every day and it is very important to never make…

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The Painful Lowdown On Camphor

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The Painful Lowdown On Camphor

If I had my way, our family would never move again. I hate packing. I hate carrying heavy boxes up and down stairs. And I definitely hate trying to wrangle large appliances through small doors. Chances are good, though, we will be moving again within a year. I envy those who can afford a professional…

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5 Steps To Lower Your Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke

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5 Steps To Lower Your Risk Of Heart Attack Or Stroke

An April 2009 study published by Harvard researchers identified the top causes of preventable death in the U.S. While you may expect to see things like automobile crashes and firearms on this list, in fact, the things that cause the most preventable deaths in America are almost exclusively lifestyle factors, including (ranked in order of…

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How You Can Help Prevent Medical Errors Concerning Medication

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How You Can Help Prevent Medical Errors Concerning Medication

Medical errors do happen and in many cases, these errors revolve around medication. Whether it’s a mix up in the prescription or taking something that interacts badly with something else you’re taking, many of these errors could be prevented by simply communicating with your health care provider. Sometimes, patients can get a little relaxed when…

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The Winter Blues – Seasonal Affective Disorder

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The Winter Blues - Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder is a depression that happens during the fall and winter seasons. It is more often known as seasonal depression. Those affected with seasonal affective disorder will feel very tired, moody and sometimes sad and unfulfilled beginning when the season changes from summer to fall. In most cases the symptoms only last through…

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Good Traits to Look for in a Doctor

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Good Traits to Look for in a Doctor

There are many news stories containing accounts of patients suing their doctor for medical malpractice and of doctors who appear to care more for their bank account than they do for their patients’ welfare. However, before we become disheartened by these media reports, we should keep in mind that there are many good doctors out…

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