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Allergy Tests: A Great Option For Older Travelers

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Allergic reactions vary from minor discomfort to severe health dangers. Tragically, many people develop new allergies unexpectedly with unfortunate results. This risk increases as a person ages and may occur suddenly, such as when traveling to new areas. As a result, people concerned about these issues must get regular allergen tests before traveling to new places.  Why Allergy Tests are Critical for Older People Traveling  When traveling to different countries, people often try new things, such as foods and products, that they can’t get at home.…

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How A Vein Specialist Can Help You

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A vein specialist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases related to veins. Here’s a closer look at the medical issues that vein specialists treat and the benefits of seeing one.  What Is the Difference Between a Vein Specialist and a Vascular Surgeon? To understand the difference, you have to go back to high school biology. Your body has both veins and arteries. Veins carry dirty blood to your heart, while arteries carry clean, oxygenated blood away from it.…

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Common Misconceptions About Hair Drug Testing

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If you’ve been told you need to provide a sample for hair drug testing, it’s normal to be uncertain about what to expect. In fact, you might have heard some myths or misconceptions about this type of testing. It’s important to understand the truth behind these myths so you can make a well-informed decision about participating in a hair drug test. Here are some inaccuracies you may want to take note of.…

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Swollen Eyes And Your Local Urgent Care: What To Know

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Urgent care centers have become a standard care solution across the country for those times when you need care right away but it’s not a life-threatening situation. For example, your local urgent care may be the ideal destination if you wake up in the morning with one eye swollen and painful. Here’s a look at some of the most common causes of problems like this and the basics of what your urgent care center can do.…

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Specialized Physical Therapy Services

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Some patients who are experiencing muscle fatigue or pain may need to follow a specialized physical therapy plan. Cupping, aquatics, and low-intensity exercises are some treatment processes that a physical therapist or occupational therapist may prescribe. Specialized Services There are some situations that warrant seeking specialized physical therapy treatment processes. A patient who was diagnosed with cancer, but is in remission and a patient who has arthritis, muscle degeneration, or a physical deformity may not respond to some of the standard physical therapy processes that are often prescribed.…

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How Echocardiography Plays A Part In Your Stress Test

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A stress test—also called a heart test, a cardiovascular exercise stress test, or cardiac stress test—is a cardiology procedure that checks how well your heart functions while you’re at rest and during physical activity. An echocardiogram is a key part of this procedure. Echocardiography, or an echo, is a type of ultrasound imaging of the heart that uses high-pitched sound waves to produce clear pictures of your heart muscles and chambers.…

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3 Surprising Medical Conditions Perfect for Seeing a Podiatrist

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Your feet help support your body every day as you walk, run, and stand. Each foot contains a complex network of bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons that must work in tandem. Sometimes a foot-related ailment needs the help of a trained specialist like a podiatrist. Here are three surprising medical conditions a podiatrist can help with. 1. Morton’s Neuroma A podiatrist can help if you develop Morton’s neuroma. Hardening of the tissue around the digital nerve leading to the third and fourth toes characterizes this condition.…

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Take A Trip To A Peripheral Arterial Disease Lab Seriously, But Don't Worry About It

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Peripheral artery disease is caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries of your arms and legs. This plaque reduces the amount of blood that can flow to your extremities. If left undiagnosed and untreated it could result in the need to remove the affected limb(s) or even death. If your primary care physician suspects you may have this problem they will have you visit a peripheral arterial disease lab to have the tests done to diagnose the problem so they can come up with a treatment plan to ensure you keep your limbs by allowing more blood to flow freely where it needs to go.…

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Secondary Toenail Growth: A Parent's Guide

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Most parents are familiar with some of the most common childhood ailments, from strep throat to ear infections and more. What many don’t realize is that there are some conditions that can put you in need of a podiatrist. One such situation includes the growth of a secondary toenail. It’s in your best interest to understand the signs and treatments for a secondary toenail, especially if you have a child who hikes, wears boots frequently, or wears their shoes for long periods.…

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Should You Get Custom Orthotics For Your Foot And Joint Pain?

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Do you currently suffer from foot and joint pain and are considering orthotic inserts as a potential solution? Orthotic inserts can help with misalignment and imbalance as you come in contact with the ground by bringing your body back into alignment. Here is some information about custom orthotic inserts.. Why Standard Shoe Inserts Are Not Good Enough Be aware that the standard insert that came with your shoes when you purchased them is not going to be good enough to protect you.…

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