It’s Time For Back Surgery: 4 Tips To Make The Recovery Easier

If you're going to be having back surgery, you should know that the recovery period is just as important as the surgery itself. How well your back heals from surgery will greatly depend on the recovery period. The best time to start preparing for the recovery period is before you even have your surgery. Prior to surgery, you should prepare yourself and your home for your recovery. Here are four steps that will help you have a successful recovery period. Read More 

Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Older Adults

If you have seniors in your life, you should be aware of a serious problem: drug addiction. Because seniors often live alone and participate in few activities, you are more likely to miss problems that they have with drugs and alcohol. As a result, you need to be on the lookout for trouble signs. You also need to understand the options available for treatment and recovery. Signs Drinking alone is a danger signal for all ages, but for seniors, it is a particularly troublesome issue. Read More 

Preparing For Your Pap Exam

A pap exam, or pap smear, is a test that your OBGYN uses to help detect cancer and other potential problems with your reproductive system. This test is fairly quick and painless, but it helps if you are fully prepared so the process will go as smoothly as possible for you. Here is some helpful information so that you'll feel confident on the day of your pap exam. Preparation When you schedule your pap test, it's important that you choose a date when you are not menstruating. Read More 

3 Things Parents Need To Know About Sublingual Immunotherapy

Some types of serious allergies can be treated with immunotherapy injections, also called allergy shots. While these injections are effective, convincing a needle-phobic child to receive three to five years of regular injections can be challenging, to say the least. Fortunately, there is now an alternative to these shots: pills that dissolve under the tongue. Here are three things parents need to know about sublingual immunotherapy. How is sublingual immunotherapy performed? Read More 

What Medical Problems Are Commonly Treated Through IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV therapy refers to administering any of a wide variety of liquid substances into the body via a vein. Administering drugs and other substances in this way is typically advantageous because IV therapy allows the substance to enter the blood stream directly. One common application of IV therapy is administering vitamins to patients intravenously through IV vitamin therapy. IV vitamin therapy is sometimes used as a preventative therapy to improve overall health. Read More