The opioid epidemic continues to grow in the United States. Detoxification from the substance is hard, and many people who successfully get through detox relapse when no longer in treatment. Heroin, morphine, and codeine and other narcotics are highly addictive, and some people prescribed legal medications for an injury or illness find that they become addicted to the substance even when they no longer need it. In order to reduce or eliminate side effects of withdrawal and to promote abstinence from illegal drug use, methadone treatment was developed.
26 October 2016
If you have unwanted fine lines and wrinkles on your face, then you may be considering having dermal filler treatments. Some of the oldest and most common types of dermal fillers are collagen-based fillers. These products are made from collagen, a protein that gives your skin firmness and elasticity but decreases with age. While collagen-based fillers work well for many, they're not for everyone. Here's a look at the pros and cons of this type of product.
13 October 2016
If someone in your family or close circle of friends has a wart on his or her hand, you might be nervous about contracting this virus through hand-to-hand touching. While it's generally advisable to avoid touching hands with this person as much as possible, and to wash your hands thoroughly after any contact, there are some other steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting a wart on your hand, too.
7 October 2016
If you've recently suffered an outbreak of shingles and begun your antiviral medication regimen, you may find yourself still waking up at night with nerve pain or itching that prevents you from resting. While narcotics or over-the-counter pain relievers can provide some relief from most of your painful symptoms, you may worry about drug interactions or find that these medications still can't get rid of all the discomfort you're experiencing. Fortunately, there are some other types of pain relievers that can result in a better outcome with minimal (if any) side effects.
23 September 2016
Just because a doctor says you are ready to leave the hospital and go home does not mean that you are ready to go back to your normal living routine. Before you leave, be sure to ask about having someone come to your home to help you. Here are a few different types of help that are available to you. Ask your doctor for advice on what would be the best arrangement for you, and make arrangements to have it start as soon as you get home.
2 September 2016
If you're a twin, you've got longevity hardwired in your DNA, since you're statistically destined to live longer than non-twins do. If you're a singleton, there's still hope for you when it comes to aging. Researchers continue to unlock the mysteries behind why our bodies break down when they do, and how we can delay or stop the damage to live the longest lives possible. Fine tuning the biological clock
22 August 2016
Teleneurology refers to medical care that takes place between a patient and neurologist remotely. Care is typically provided via email or video conferences, but some medical providers may offer additional options for communication, such as postal mail or phone calls. Patients of all ages can use teleneurology solutions if the doctor and patient agree that this method is appropriate, but parents may have to grant consent for children to receive medical care.
4 August 2016
One of the most expensive dental procedures that you or your child can undergo is getting braces. In most cases, braces for children and adults can easily add up to several thousand dollars. Listed below are three ways to help you save money if you or your child need braces. Dental Schools One of the easiest ways to cut down on the cost of braces is to go to a dental school and have the braces done by students.
25 July 2016
Rhinoplasty, or a "nose job," is generally a cosmetic procedure. However, under certain circumstances, rhinoplasty can actually make your ability to breathe better. The following three examples show how rhinoplasty can improve your ability to breathe and therefore may be deemed medically necessary for insurance purposes. Correcting a Severely Deviated Septum If you have a severely deviated septum (the band of cartilage that separates your two nasal passages), then rhinoplasty corrects this problem.
8 July 2016
If you're having a MRI for the first time, it's perfectly normal to be scared. The process itself is pretty routine. You're placed into a large cylinder-shaped machine that takes pictures of the inside of your body. While the procedure doesn't hurt, it's common for people to feel anxious about being in an enclosed space. Fortunately you can ease your anxiety by making sure you're completely prepared for the procedure.
29 June 2016