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Bereaving A Lost Loved One: Viewings Vs. Wakes

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Two events that are held to honor the dead are funerals and wakes. A wake is different from a funeral in that it is not a formal ceremony carried out by an officiant. Instead, the wake is held on the night before the funeral. Wakes are sometimes referred to as viewings, and you might wonder what the difference is between each type. Viewings A viewing is considered less structured than a wake. Read More»

3 Common Treatments For Opioid Addiction

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Opioids, which are also known as narcotics, are commonly prescribed to relieve pain. This pain may stem from accidents, injuries, or underlying medical conditions. No matter what the cause, the narcotics can be helpful. Unfortunately, they can be so helpful that they are addictive for some people. As a matter of fact, opioid addiction kills about 130 Americans each day. Thankfully, help is available if you or someone you love is living with an addiction to narcotics. Read More»

Physical Therapy For Chronic Cervicogenic Headache Treatment

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Cervicogenic headaches are a real pain in the neck. Literally. If you have ever suffered from a headache that starts in the neck, moves to the back of the head, and makes its way to the front of your head, you have likely suffered from a cervicogenic headache. Although rare, cervicogenic headaches can and do occur. Fortunately, physical therapy can help you combat the pain and suffering you often experience with this type of headache. Read More»

Vein Pain? Tips For Dealing With The Discomfort Of Varicose Veins

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Varicose and spider veins create pain and discomfort for millions of Americans, both male and female. In fact, according to recent information published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a Division of the United States National Library of Medicine, fully twenty percent of all American adults can expect to develop varicose veins during their lifetime.  In the early stages,varicose veins are usually seen as predominantly a cosmetic issue. As the condition progresses, those afflicted with varicose veins can go on to experience a variety of symptoms ranging from discomfort and swelling, primarily in the calves and lower legs, to painful veins, bleeding, and skin ulcerations. Read More»

4 Things You Should Do When Your Baby Is Sick

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Your baby’s health and wellness is your number one priority. Babies are so small and fragile that even the slightest illness can seem catastrophic. Rest assured, most common illnesses are not dangerous for your baby. The most important thing you can do is remain calm and approach the situation rationally. Here are four things you should do when your baby is sick: 1. Monitor your baby’s temperature. Most common cold symptoms can make your baby uncomfortable, but they don’t put your child’s life at risk. Read More»

Things You Should Know About Urgent Care Centers

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For many years, the status quo for obtaining emergency room (ER) care at your local hospitals was that you had to be facing a life-threatening medical emergency in order to receive care at such facilities. That left you with no other option but to be seen by your primary care physician for a medical emergency. The trouble with this latter choice is that you could not obtain an appointment because there were no booking openings to fit you into the schedule. Read More»

Gestational Diabetes Avoidance Tips For Women Looking To Conceive

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If you have been considering having a baby, you need to be aware of the potential risks associated with gestational diabetes. A potential threat for every pregnant woman, gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. The good news is that there are some things that you can do to minimize your risk of developing diabetes during your pregnancy. Here are a couple of tips to help you. Preparation Starts Before Conception Read More»

Traveling Out of the Country? Find a Physician's Practice and Get Checked Out First

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If you aren’t up to date on your vaccinations and you plan on traveling outside of the country, you want to visit a medical practice. It can be hard to get in for an appointment right away if you don’t have a family physician that you see on a regular basis, so you will want to call a clinic that has more than one physician and explain that you are leaving the country to see if you can get a reserved appointment or to get in urgently. Read More»