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What To Expect When You Visit A Psychiatrist For The First Time

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Seeing a psychiatrist for the first time can be both exciting and a little bit scary. If you have been struggling with mental health problems for a while, then this is a very smart, and likely necessary, step. However, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the psychiatry profession, and there are is sadly still some stigma associated with seeing a psychiatrist. This can cause a little apprehension, but if you know what to expect during your first appointment, then you can approach it from a calmer, more prepared perspective. Read More»

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Having And Recovering From LASIK Surgery

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LASIK surgery is life-changing for so many patients. It is so amazing to suddenly be able to see clearly without glasses or contacts! LASIK has come a long way in recent years and is a very safe option. Eye doctors are also careful to only perform the procedure on patients who are good candidates and are likely to recover well. However, some of the responsibility for a good experience does fall on you as a patient. Read More»

What To Expect From Your Scoliosis Surgery Recovery

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If you’ve been diagnosed with severe scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine), there’s a good chance your doctor has presented surgery as a recommended treatment option. While the thought of having spinal surgery done may seem scary, the truth is that a minimally invasive scoliosis procedure known as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) can often be used to correct this ailment. Using two small incisions, this procedure can be performed under a general anesthetic, with most patients returning home within just a few days. Read More»

Top Tips For Reducing The Chance Of Heart Disease

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Feeling your best will mean taking control of your health. There are numerous things you can do each day that may improve your well-being. Reducing your risk of a heart attack and living with heart disease is likely to be foremost on your mind. Taking time to put these heart disease care and prevention tips to work for you is a great way to get more out of life. 1. Watch your diet Read More»

Reduce Bloating At Home

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Bloating is a serious concern for many people. There are many reasons why people experience bloating, from their dietary choices to their menstrual cycles. If you suffer from frequent bloating, it is a good idea to consider these remedies you can use to reduce bloating. You may be surprised at how well they work until you are able to get to the doctor’s office. Eat Smaller Portions It is very easy to fill up on large portions, especially if you eat quickly. Read More»

Understanding The Social Pressure To Drink After Treatment

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Alcohol can play an important role in many aspects of life. In fact, we often connect most with others when they are under the influence of alcohol. Many people feel like their conversations become heightened when they are drinking. If you are going through addiction treatment or have already gone through addiction treatment, you may realize that the social pressure to drink is going to come on strong. The good news? Read More»

Understanding The Causes And Treatments Of Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a man. It’s also one of the most common things that happen to men, especially with age. Erectile dysfunction is the condition that results when a man is no longer able to maintain an erection that lasts long enough for sexual intercourse. You may have also heard this condition called impotence. What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction has a medical cause. Read More»

Breast Cancer Screenings: What You Need to Know

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Did you know that a simple breast cancer screening could save your life? When people hear the word ‘screening’ they usually think of doctor’s visits and diagnostic tests. However, a breast screening could be incredibly simple and take place within the walls of your home. In an effort to keep you healthy, here are a few different ways to get yourself screened for breast cancer, along with how often they need to be done. Read More»

How to Best Prepare for an Addiction Recovery Program

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Nothing is quite as challenging and courageous as acknowledging that you have an addiction and that you need help. With the right support, the right addiction recovery program, and a lot of work, you can make it through the other end and into recovery. If you have never been in an addiction recovery program before, you may be a bit nervous about what you can do to prepare for treatment. Before you let your anxieties and fears get in the way of entering a program, there are a few basic things to know about what you can do to prepare. Read More»

How Lupus Might Affect You And Treatments Your Rheumatologist May Recommend

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If your family doctor suspects you have lupus, they may refer you to a rheumatologist for treatment. A rheumatologist may order additional testing, study your medical history, and do a physical examination to confirm the diagnosis. These are some of the complications of this medical condition and the treatments your rheumatologist might recommend. How Lupus Affects Your Body Lupus manifests in different ways. The disease can sometimes have serious complications since it can affect your lungs, heart, kidneys, and brain in addition to your skin. Read More»