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Portable Ultrasound Machines For Primary Care Physicians: FAQs On Integrating Ultrasound Technology Into Your Practice

If you are a primary care physician, then you may have been thinking about purchasing a portable ultrasound machine to enable you help your patients more efficiently. While your patients' blood test results and symptom reports can help you pinpoint many illnesses, the ability to also perform a point-of-care ultrasound can help you confirm that diagnosis or realize that a different health problem that you didn't initially suspect may be to blame. Read More 

How To Truly Find Relief For Really Dry Skin

If you suffer from really dry, itchy skin all over your body, the habits you have daily might be worsening the effects and symptoms. Surprisingly, most skin care experts will tell you to avoid all types of lotions if you have dry skin. While this may seem strange, because lotion is supposed to moisturize skin, lotions actually can dry skin out. Here are some tips to help you effectively treat and relieve the dry skin you have on your body. Read More 

Reducing Common Complications After Your Colonoscopy Procedure

Colonoscopies are standard procedures that are performed to inspect the colon and the lower part of the digestive tract. According to the American Cancer Society, you should schedule a colonoscopy once every 10 years after you turn 50 if you have an average risk of developing colorectal cancer. Colonoscopies can be uncomfortable procedures, and they do have some risks associated with them. If you are concerned about the risks, then keep reading to reduce complications as much as possible. Read More 

How To Help Your PANDAS Child Avoid Strep Infections

If your child has been diagnosed with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS), you'll need to do as much as possible to prevent your child from getting strep infections. Your child has a high risk of having a PANDAS episode with each strep infection. According to PANDAS Network, some people report that subsequent PANDAS episodes worsen each time they have a strep infection.  So how, exactly, can you keep your child from getting strep while attending school, especially when children are well-known for spreading germs? Read More 

The Well-Pampered Patient: Recovery Tips for Tummy-Tuck Surgery

You've made the big decision to have a procedure that is going to change your life for the better—a tummy tuck surgery. And you're committed to the ongoing lifestyle change that will help make it a major success for you and those you share your life with. Your plastic surgeon has evaluated your health status and concurs that this is the right time to go ahead with abdominoplasty, the formal name for this operation in which excess fat is removed. Read More