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  • The Various Uses Of Liposuction And Aftercare

    Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but it is an effective way to improve areas that refuse to decrease in size because of fat. It's a cosmetic procedure that is done under a local anesthetic for small areas. While it is used cosmetically for many people, it can also be used to treat medical conditions such as lymphedema, lipodystrophy, or to remove lipomas. Liposuction can be performed using either dry or with saline solution, with ultrasound assistance, or can be done power assisted to make it easier for the fat to come out. [Read More]

  • Tips For Moving To Smart IV Pumps In Your Medical Practice

    In the last few years, smart IV pump systems have come onto the market and are quickly replacing general-purpose IV pumps in medical practices all over the country. Medical offices are quickly flocking to new smart infusion systems because they are much safer for patients. This added safety is provided by a dose error system built into them. The dose error system is able to catch errors before medication reaches the patient. If your medical practice has been using traditional IV pumps and has decided to move to smart pumps, these tips will help you successfully do so: [Read More]

  • A First-Time Pregnant Woman's Guide

    Joy, love, fear, and anxiety are all perfectly natural emotions to feel when pregnant. This is very much compounded if you are delivering your first baby. To make sure that you get through your pregnancy with full confidence and avoiding foreseeable issues, there are some tips that will be helpful. Start with these tips to get the most out of your pregnancy as you shift toward this huge life change.  [Read More]

  • What You Need To Know About Tapering Off Opioids

    If you've experienced an injury or undergone surgery, your doctor may have prescribed opioid pain medications to help you get through the pain. Opioid medications are strong and potentially addictive, but very effective at relieving acute, short-term pain. Unfortunately, if you end up relying on opioid pain medications for more than a few weeks, you could start to develop a dependence on them, and you may experience unpleasant withdrawal effects when you try to quit using them. [Read More]

  • Why Stitches Are Important For Wounds And How To Know If You Need Them

    Many people will experience times in life where they inadvertently cut themselves, and some of these cuts might be so deep or large that they require medical help. If you accidentally cut yourself, you should realize that there is a chance you might need stitches. While getting stitches is not always necessary with cuts, it can be helpful for deep, large cuts. Here are several things you should know about the importance of stitches and when you should visit a doctor to get them. [Read More]

  • 2 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Chiropractic Care

    Unless you've been in a car accident or are dealing with some sort of degenerative disorder, you might not have never thought about going to the chiropractor. There may be a number of chiropractic clinics in your community that you pass each day during your commute, but if you aren't aware of the benefits of seeing them, the centers can easily escape your vision. Going to the chiropractor is a visit that can be highly advantageous for your mind and your body. [Read More]

  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Senior Safe In The Summer Heat

    Whether you're an elder care professional or have a senior loved one in your life who you provide caretaking service for, you're probably aware of some of the hazards that senior citizens encounter during the winter months. Icy steps, slippery sidewalks, and decreased visibility due to weather conditions such as fog, rain, and snow can create a dangerous environment. However, many people fail to recognize that summer comes with its own set of potential perils for seniors. [Read More]

  • Preparing For The Shooting Range

    If you are going to a shooting range, then you want to make sure you are prepared. There are some things you should do and some things you should get yourself to make the experience a good one. You can learn about these things by reviewing the information that has been provided in this article: Make sure you bring your ID card You don't want to forget to bring your ID card; the employees at the shooting range are going to need to see this. [Read More]

  • Three Physical Signs Adults With Congenital Heart Defects Shouldn't Ignore

    At one time, babies born with congenital heart defects (CHD) had a very high mortality rate, especially those born with severe defects, such as single-functioning ventricles. Thanks to the advances in pediatric cardiology, babies born with CHD are living well into adulthood. In fact, according to the latest statistics, there are 1.4 million adults in the United States living with CHD. Many of these adults need ongoing care and should be aware when abnormal symptoms appear. [Read More]

  • Feeling Older Than You Want To? How Strength Training Can Help You Stay Fit Longer

    As you age, your body goes through significant changes. Some of those changes include your bones and joints. If you don't take a proactive approach to those age-related changes, you can suffer serious consequences, including a loss of mobility and strength. One way to combat those changes is to keep physically fit. However, it's not just about getting out and taking daily walks. To truly stay healthy and fit as you age, you also need to add strength training to your fitness routine. [Read More]