The Pros And Cons Of Using Collagen-Based Fillers For Facial Wrinkles

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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

Techniques For Keeping Your Hands Dry To Prevent Warts

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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

Recently Diagnosed With Shingles? What Are Your Pain Management Options?

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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

Different Types Of Available Help When You Leave The Hospital

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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

Researchers Working With DNA And Medicine Hope To Add Years Of Health To Your Life

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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

4 Medical Conditions That Can Benefit From Teleneurology Treatment

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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

3 Ways To Save Money On Braces

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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

Three Instances Where Rhinoplasty May Be Considered Medically Necessary

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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

Tips For Identifying And Addressing Your Child's Dislocated Shoulder

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If you have a particularly active child, chances are pretty good that he or she will experience an injury of some kind. One common injury that kids can suffer is a dislocated shoulder. It happens when the bone in the upper portion of the arm bone is pulled out of the shoulder socket. If you're not familiar with the injury, here are a few things you should know before you call the pediatrician.

3 July 2016

What You Need To Know Before Your First MRI

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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