When it comes to your health, even the slightest inaccuracy can make a substantial difference. Being under or over treated for a condition can be dangerous. If you need bloodwork drawn, chances are you want the lab results to be accurate. Biotin, or B-7, has been discovered by the FDA to yield incorrect lab results … Continue reading “How B Vitamins Affect Lab Results”

Acute medical care is a term that describes the type of services needed after a sudden illness or accident. It’s short term care, and it’s intended to help you once you’ve left the hospital, but still need treatment or some type of physical therapy. Acute medical care is often needed after specific cough conditions. It … Continue reading “7 Common Cough Conditions That Require Acute Medical Care”

There was a time when monitoring your heart meant a trip to the hospital or your doctor. You’d have to first make the appointment. After that, you’d have to wait and wait. Once you were seen, your EKG (electrocardiograph) technician would hook you up to wires and sensors that connect you to a machine that … Continue reading “Modern Technology Brings the EKG Home”

Ringing in the New Year is a time to reflect on the year that was and make a promise to yourself to do just a little bit better in the next 365 days. While resolutions seem doomed to fail because they are often unrealistic, set yourself up for success by making a pledge to take … Continue reading “Start the New Year with a Well Woman’s Exam”

Rheumatoid arthritis and anemia may seem like two unrelated conditions, but the two often go hand in hand. It is believed up to 70 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis develop anemia. What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the lining of your joints and causes … Continue reading “The Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Anemia”

If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, you are probably wondering which medications you can take. Cholesterol control is important in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. Knowing which medications are designed to help with cholesterol control is a good place to start. There are a number of … Continue reading “3 Medications That Help With Cholesterol Control”

A high blood pressure diagnosis can be worrying, particularly when you’re not sure how to help the situation on your own. Fortunately, there are ways you can help to mitigate hypertension on your own with some simple lifestyle changes. Hypertension and Exercise 150 minutes of regular physical activity, or about 30 minutes most days of … Continue reading “3 Simple Ways to Help Hypertension”

Cholesterol control is easier than you think. Basically, it’s about getting rid of bad foods and eating healthier varieties. It’s all about balance. Foods for Cholesterol Control It doesn’t take long for cholesterol levels to skyrocket. In fact, unhealthy foods can do a world of damage to your body. The good news is, as bad … Continue reading “Cholesterol Control with the Right Foods”

A small gland in the front of your neck controls more of your body than you may think. When this gland, the thyroid, isn’t functioning properly, you may see quite a few symptoms and they may not point to thyroid disease until you are tested. However, there are some people who should be checked for … Continue reading “Who Should Be Routinely Tested for Thyroid Disease?”

A C-section is a major surgery that is used to deliver a baby for many reasons, from fetus distress to having had a prior C-section. There are several ways to close the outer incision and your doctor will decide which method is best for your situation. Staples are commonly used, and you will need to … Continue reading “What to Expect from C-Section Staple Removal”