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The Importance of X -Ray Services and Urgent Care Centers

The Importance of X -Ray Services and Urgent Care Centers

For those who are not aware, X-ray services are provided at urgent care clinics. In fact, nine out 10 centers provide this service. Many Americans are often under the impression that in order to get a diagnosis on a bone injury, they have to visit an actual hospital, versus a medical walk-in clinic. Hospitals can […]

Glaucoma Surgery: Benefits, Risks, and Side Effects

Glaucoma Surgery: Benefits, Risks, and Side Effects

Glaucoma is a chronic deterioration of the optic nerve that progressively worsens and can cause blindness. In fact, glaucoma is the cause of 9% to 12% of cases of blindness in the United States. It’s also the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is typically caused by applied pressure on the optic nerve, or […]

Four Things You Need To Know Before Getting LASIK Surgery

Four Things You Need To Know Before Getting LASIK Surgery

With millions of Americans suffering from poor vision and getting fed up with relying on their prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses all the time, LASIK surgery is becoming one of the most popular procedures offered by optometrists today. If you’re one of the many people thinking about getting LASIK surgery, here are a few basic […]

Carnitine in Red Meat Causes Atherosclerosis

Carnitine in Red Meat Causes Atherosclerosis

Medical practitioners and researchers have long assumed that cholesterol and saturated fat in red meat increase the risk for cardiovascular problems. A study published in Nature Medicine offers a different explanation. Red meat is packed with a compound, called carnitine, which aids the transportation of fatty acids. The research team found out that carnitine is […]

Health Risks When Pediatric Recommendations Are Not Followed

Health Risks When Pediatric Recommendations Are Not Followed

A nationwide poll shows that only 30 percent of parents follow healthcare provider’s advice on how to keep their children safe and healthy. This can put children at risk and may have long-lasting consequences. Pediatricians note that obesity and diseases in children are associated with parental models and behaviors.   The poll shows that 13 […]

Beauty Products Contain Bacteria and Harmful Chemicals

Beauty Products Contain Bacteria and Harmful Chemicals

Women buy conditioners, lip glosses, and eye creams in the hope that they will prolong or enhance their natural beauty. In fact, women spend around $260 on cosmetics a year. The problem is that some products contain bacteria, formaldehyde, mercury, and preservatives. Bacteria develop in products such as mascara when used over a long period […]

Postpartum Depression Affects 14 Percent of Women

Postpartum Depression Affects 14 Percent of Women

Studies have shown that some women suffer from depression after giving birth. In fact, one study indicates that 14 percent of women are affected by postpartum depression. Researchers recommend that new mothers and pregnant women be screened for signs of depression. In some cases, the symptoms are serious. Researchers explain that 1/5 of women have […]

Night-shift Workers Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

Night-shift Workers Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

According to a new government report, nearly one third of the employed adults in the United States are not getting enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 30 percent of all workers get less than 6 hours of sleep a night while healthy adults should get between 7 and 9 hours […]

Popcorn Contains Healthy Antioxidants

Popcorn Contains Healthy Antioxidants

It may come as a surprise, but popcorn has high levels of antioxidants and is a good source of fiber. According to new research, popcorn contains a higher level of healthy antioxidants than some vegetables and fruits. Based on antioxidant levels, whole grains, and fiber, popcorn is a healthy snack food. Professor of chemistry Joe […]

A Daily Dose of Aspirin against Cancer

A Daily Dose of Aspirin against Cancer

According to doctors, taking a daily dose of aspirin reduces the risk of a future stroke or heart attack. New studies suggest that aspirin also reduces a person’s risk for cancer. Taking the powdery pill also helps prevent cancers from getting worse. Rothwell and his colleagues examined the effect of aspirin on cancer prevention. They […]

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