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Tips When Using Hospital Services At Home

A long time ago, the only place to visit when you had a severe medical problem was the hospital. Now, the hospital can be brought to your home so to speak. If you like the idea of home care convenience, understand these tips before using one of these medical programs. Determine What's in Your Best Interest You may not like the idea of traveling to a hospital and dealing with the various processes that are required to be checked in, but hospitals do serve an important purpose for those that are really in need. Read More 

Six Key Pieces Of Information When You’re Choosing A Primary Care Physician

Choosing a primary care provider is an important decision. There are numerous pieces of information you need to consider and evaluate to find the best primary care provider for your needs and the needs of other members of your family. The following are six key pieces of information when you're choosing a primary care physician.  The network or coverage offerings of your insurance policy One of the most important things you need to know before you choose a primary care physician is whether your insurance will cover the cost of that primary care physician's health care services. Read More 

Turn It Down And Get A Hearing Test

An estimated 36 million people in the United States have hearing loss to some degree. Overexposure to loud sounds results in 33% of those cases. In the workplace, The Occupational Safety and Health and Administration (OSHA) regulates how much loud noise an employee can be exposed to in a given period of time without hearing protection. For example, if the sound level is 95 decibels, then an employee may only work 4 hours in that environment without hearing protection. Read More 

The FAQ First-Time Clients Have About Botox Injections And After-Care

Do Botox injections require special after-care? If you're new to injectables, take a look at the top post-procedure questions first-time botulinum toxin clients have answered. When Can You Return to Regular Activities? Unlike surgical cosmetic procedures, botulinum toxin injections come with little to no downtime. This means you won't need to wait days before returning to work, school, or anything else you normally do. Even though you can return almost immediately to regular daily activities, you may need to wait at least a few hours before your workout, go for a jog, lift heavy objects, or engage in strenuous activity. Read More 

Stress Echocardiography Helps Your Cardiologist Find Heart Abnormalities

If you're having chest pain or you've had a heart attack in the past, your doctor might want to do stress echocardiography testing on you to see how well your heart is functioning. This is the same thing as a regular stress test, except you have echocardiography testing before and after you exercise. Below is a look at what's involved with echocardiography and the details about your heart that your doctor might learn. Read More