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Treating Varicose Veins Naturally

Varicose veins generally appear on thighs and legs but can be formed anywhere on the body. Veins start to bulge out sometimes. They are visible and can be felt in touch. So, do you need to worry? The good news is herbal remedies can prove useful to comfort spider veins naturally. Some patients get worried…

The Life of Mammogram Inventor Stafford L Warren

Stafford L. Warren was one of the most significant contributors to radiology during his lifetime. He not only was the first doctor to perform a mammogram, but was also having a hand in turning UCLA into one of the most prestigious medical universities in the country, was a special assistant on mental disabilities to Presidents…

Does Your EMS-ED Patient Handoffs Process Need a Hand?

Patient handoffs continue to present challenges and risk to hospitals. In fact, according to the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, "An estimated 80 percent of serious medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers when patients are transferred or handed-off." For patients brought to the hospital by ambulance, care actually begins with "first medical contact" by…

Shift From Annual Health Check Up Towards Periodic Preventive Care

Key facts: - Experience from developed nations has shown that not all annual health checkup is beneficial. - These countries have formed special task forces for developing recommendations on preventive care. - Most such preventive task forces including US and Canada recommend periodic preventive care instead of annual care. - The periodic care is an…

A Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Test Is a Once in a Life Time Taken Test That May Enhance or Save Your Life

What is Pharmacogenomics (PGx)? Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a patient's genetic makeup contributes to a positive therapeutic result and / or adverse reactions to prescribed medicines. Using pharmacogenomics, doctors can customize treatment plans that minimize adverse side effects or hazards. Pharmacogenomics provides knowledge that helps doctors prescribe a drug regimen with a greater…

American Health Care Trends: Old, Fat and Lazy

The recent AMA Executive Summary "Health in the United States: Health Care Trends" contains both a little hope and a lot of gloom. Population Trends By 2050 the segment of the population over 65 will double from today to 83.7 million. This means that the prevalence of chronic illness will rise dramatically. Since 1990, smoking…

What Your Doctor Knows About Varicose Vein Surgery Cost – And You Should, Too

If you know someone who deals with frequent doctor's, you're probably taken back by the number of medical procedures you've never heard of before. Particular medical procedures you might not be familiar with are those that pertain to varicose veins, and while that's not necessary news, what you might want a little light shown on…

A Healthy Dose of Medicine for the Soul

A large segment of the human population takes things way too seriously for their own good. The strange anomaly is that most people laugh at the wrong thing and fail to laugh at the right thing. This serious incongruity has robbed people of a healthy attitude towards life in general. Those who take life too…

The Present and Future of Radiotherapy

The radiotherapy market is growing due to several factors, such as an increase in the number of new cancer cases and technological advancement in the hardware and software used in radiotherapy. The current international markets are underexipped to address new cases of cancer. In low- and middle-income countries, only 10% of the population has access…