3 Unusual Ways Of Dealing With Allergies
23 March 2015
Surveys show that more than half of all Americans are allergic to at least one thing. Allergies account for millions of doctor's office and hospital visits every year, and they amount to about $18 billion in healthcare spending annually. With those numbers, it's no wonder that doctors, researchers, and patients are looking for out-of-the-box answers to the growing allergy problem. Reducing the number of people suffering from allergies could have a significant impact on healthcare costs and overall health in the U.
5 Important Reasons To Tackle Cocaine Addiction In A Residential Rehab Setting
13 March 2015
You realize you're addicted to cocaine and you're ready to quit. Someone who cares about you is encouraging you to get some professional help rather than trying to kick this habit on your own. Do you really need to go to rehab? Don't some people handle this problem without professional assistance? It's possible to stop without help, but having the support of a residential rehab center will make your initial recovery easier.
5 Surprising Uses Of Ultrasound Technology In The Medical Field
5 March 2015
Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. During the test, sound waves reflect off the organs and other tissues in the body, producing images that help diagnose or monitor a wide range of diseases and disorders. Surprisingly, ultrasound also has several applications in the emergency room and the operating room. Here are five ways doctors use ultrasound to perform diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Minimizing Eye Pressure After Cataract Surgery
25 February 2015
If you have cataracts across the lenses of your eyes, then your ophthalmologist will likely suggest surgical intervention. Generally, this is the case once one or both eye lenses become completely covered with protein deposits. Surgery can be completed with lasers and your operation will probably only take about 10 minutes to complete. Healing must occur afterwards and your eye doctor will give you a variety of aftercare instructions. You will be asked to reduce physical activity for several weeks to minimize eye pressure.