Monthly Archives: August 2016

Your Options for Chronic Back Pain

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Anyone who has ever had back pain understands how debilitating it can be. The pain from the back can affect your physical health, preventing you from working out frequently. It can affect your social relationships, as you are often in too much pain to want to do anything. It can affect your work or school careers, forcing you to miss many days from extreme pain. It can even affect your sleep, preventing you from finding a comfortable sleep position and waking you in the middle of the night. Back pain affects so many parts of our life. It is the most common reason for medical visits, and yet, most back pain sufferers do not get the relief they need.

Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non organic, meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fr

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The Difference Between Gastric Bypass and the Lap Band

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Going through stagnant times during weight loss is completely normal. In fact, there will be days where it seems like you keep gaining weight no matter how well you eat and how much you work out. But then, all of a sudden, you’ll step on the scale, and BAM- you’ve lost 4 pounds overnight. However, if that has never happen to you and you have tried all the weight loss tips in the book, it might be time to get some professional help. There are several weight loss surgery options but you will want to consult with your doctor to find out which medical weight loss solutions are going to work for you.

The two most popular types of weight loss surgery

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Three Emergency Care Considerations You Should Make Before You Need It

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It’s the kind of thing that you don’t know that you need to know until you need to know it. Ideally, you’ll never have an occasion to need to know the best emergency room or urgent care clinics in your area, but if you need emergency services, you probably don’t have time to do your homework and figure out the best place to go on the spot.

To help you out, we’ve put together a list of factors to include in your emergency care plan, so that you’re prepared if disaster ever strikes:

  1. Understand your health insurance.
    Having health insurance does not mean you aren’t going to be left with some financial obligation after visiting an emergency room or urgent care. If you don’t want to be left with a four-digit bill for a simple trip to get an antibiotic presc

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The Top 4 Reasons to See a Family Practice Doctor

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Do you have a regular doctor? Many people do not. If you are healthy, you may not see the need. Even if people suffer from a host of chronic conditions they do not always see the value in having regular check ups or seeing a physician who has passed their family practice board review. Family practice doctors can be very helpful for a number of conditions and injuries.

What is a family practice doctor?

If you are overweight, nearly two-thirds of American adults can be called either overweight or obese. This can lead to a number of other conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and an increased risk for stroke. Family practice doctors can help you get to a healthy weight and improve your health. Read more ...

Are Your Addicted to Opiates? Here Are Some Tips to Help You

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Opiate use and addiction have reached epidemic levels in the United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has estimated that every month approximately 4.3 million people in the United States use prescription pain killer for non-medical reasons. SAMHSA also estimates that nearly 1.9 million people around the country can be classified as having a prescription painkiller use disorder. The number is only increasing. In some areas, where it is harder to get prescription pain killers, people are turning to street drugs like heroin. If you think this describes you, you may want a way to stop taking opiates. Suboxone or subutex are often used to help people recover from their addiction to opiates.You may wonder, “how much does suboxone treatment cost?” This will depend on your insur

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