Urgent Care Centers: When You Need Medical Care But Not The Emergency Room

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Before the proliferation of urgent care centers, your only choice for minor medical issues was the doctor’s office. However, many doctor’s offices have limited hours and even more limited open appointments. This would often dictate a trip to an emergency room for issues that were relatively benign, such as a prescription for antibiotics or a few stitches to close a minor cut. Many emergency rooms also require non-emergency patients to wait for hours for treatment, and the cost is measurably more expensive than a visit to a family doctor’s office.…

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Watch For These "Other" Ways That Your Elderly Parent Could Fall

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When you have an elderly parent, you’re likely highly concerned about him or her falling and sustaining an injury. This may especially be the case if your parent lives alone or has fallen and hurt himself or herself in the past. By joining forces with a home health aide, you can do a lot to “fall proof” the home. For example, you can remove furniture or rugs that could potentially trip your parent, while also adding handles to the bathtub and anti-slip tape to the bottom of the tub.…

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Living With Scoliosis As A Teenage Cheerleader

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Cheerleading is a fun sport that many teens of both genders love. Unfortunately, scoliosis can seriously impact not only their ability to perform, but their overall health. Here’s what parents and teen cheerleaders need to know about this health concern. How Scoliosis Will Affect The Back Of The Cheerleader Scoliosis causes the back of a cheerleader to develop a serious curve. This is caused by a deformation of the spine and the direction in which it is growing.…

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