Obviously, ground ambulances are used all the time to transport patients to the hospital or to other medical facilities. They obviously have their uses and benefits, but air ambulances are considered by many to be superior. Even though it is not always possible to use an air ambulance for transport of a patient and even though air ambulances are typically more costly to operate, they are often considered better than ground ambulances for these primary reasons.
1 July 2019
Cervical disc replacement surgery might be recommended by your doctor when your neck pain persists for months even after you've had physical therapy and other treatments. Here's a look at why this surgery might be needed and what to expect when you have it done. Why A Cervical Disc Replacement Might Be Necessary A cervical disc is a cushion that separates two neck bones. The disc can become damaged due to arthritis, age, injury, or an unknown reason, but when damage occurs, you could have neck pain.
23 June 2019
If you have recently had a surgery or are suffering from a short-term illness and need help taking care of yourself, a short-term nursing care facility may be just the thing for you. A short-term nursing facility is just what it sounds like: a place for individuals to receive the help they need to recover from a short-term issue they are experiencing. If you are on the fence about whether or not you should go to a short-term care facility, here are a few reasons why you should as for a doctor's referral for one near you.
16 May 2019
Heel pain is one of the more frequent foot complaints because it can be caused by plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, which are common foot conditions caused by playing sports, walking more than you're used to, or wearing the wrong type of shoes. However, heel pain has other causes too, so if you have heel pain that doesn't clear up quickly, then you should consider seeing a podiatrist. Here's what a podiatrist might do to help.
10 April 2019
Turning 30 can be difficult for many women. You may start to notice some worry wrinkles or gray hairs popping up, and it is just not comforting to know that you are as close to being 40 as you are from when you turned 20. It may feel as if time is moving so quickly that you just need to pause or turn back the clock. Luckily for you, there is such a thing as preventative Botox.
13 February 2019
If you have diabetes, then frequent blood sugar tests and insulin injections are a regular part of your life. Although you might be used to it by now, there's still nothing pleasant about having to give yourself injections with a needle. Fortunately, there are alternative options available. One great option is an IV infusion pump designed to release insulin into your system. Here are four reasons you should consider switching to an insulin pump:
8 January 2019
If you would like to truly get the benefit of sound health, it isn't complete without taking a serious look at your mental health. The more you look at your brain and thought processes, the easier it will be for you to begin taking steps that heal you and sustain you. You're not alone if you haven't given much thought to your mental health. While people are depressed and mentally ill by the millions, many people still don't take the time they need to get properly diagnosed.
5 December 2018
Both men and women can experience an increase in visceral (or belly) fat as they age. Visceral fat describes the fat that shows up in your abdomen or midsection. This type of fat is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat, which often develops in the backs of your arms, thighs, and buttocks. Belly fat can cause significant problems for the internal organs found inside your abdomen, including your heart, lungs, and liver.
23 October 2018
Getting into a car accident can leave you with some very severe injuries. Not only could you be feeling intense pain but there might also be physical damage that renders you unable to really use your body the way you used to. You may be tempted to merely treat the symptoms by ingesting medicines that will make the discomfort go away. However, this doesn't truly get to the heart of the problem.
20 September 2018
If you're scheduled for an MRI, and you've never had one before, you'll need to take some time to prepare yourself. Your doctor will provide you with plenty of information about how the test is performed and why it's required. However, there are still some things that you'll need to do to prepare for the test. Here's some information that will help you avoid problems during your MRI. Talk to Your Doctor About Anxiety
25 July 2018