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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're physically active, you're at an increased risk for injuries to your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. The ACL is a ligament that connects your thigh bone to the femur. When your leg moves and bends quickly, such as during sports, the ACL can suffer severe injury. Once that happens, reconstructive surgery is often the only solution. If your doctor has recommended ACL surgery, it's important that you take steps to prepare for the recovery period.