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Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Have you ever wondered why some families flock to certain practices year after year? When I first started practicing medicine, I realized that it was difficult to provide a great level of care for different age groups in the same office. If the rooms were painted like a storybook for the kids, it seemed to frustrate the adults. However, after years of trying different things, I have been able to develop a formula that works well for my business. If you have been struggling to improve your own practice, take a few minutes to browse through the articles on my website.

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Protecting Your Skin During The Summer

It doesn't take long for UV rays to damage your skin. For that reason, you will want to take steps to protect your skin during the summer so you won't need as many skin treatments to look younger again. Effects of the Summer Sun Skin damage as a result of sunlight can lead to all sorts of negative effects for your skin, including dry skin, sunburns, premature aging, a rough complexion, and solar elastosis.

Four Little Habits That May Be Contributing To Your Chronic Neck Pain

Do you struggle with ongoing neck pain, even though you have never injured your neck or had a significant traumatic experience? Neck pain of this type is often caused (or made worse by) a variety of bad habits that are peppered through your daily life. Here's a look at four such habits. Sleeping on an Old Pillow How old is your pillow? If it is more than a year or two old, it is probably time for a new pillow.

What To Do If Your Contact Lens Is Sliding

When a contact lens is right for you, you can tell right away. Contact lenses that are properly designed based upon your prescription needs won't slide, become blurry, or cause discomfort for your eyes. However, if a contact lens that once worked well is now sliding, here are a few troubleshooting tips to figure out why and to resolve the problem. Soak Lens One of the biggest reasons for a contact lens to slide is that your contact or your eye have a moisture problem.

Can Working On A Computer Hurt Your Eyes?

While working on your computer, you might start to experience blurred vision, headaches, and eye twitching. What you are likely experiencing is computer eye strain. Although walking away from the computer can help, there are ways you can reduce the likelihood of experiencing eye strain and still use your computer. Get an Eye Examination Ideally, you should have an annual eye exam. However, you should see your eye doctor for another examination if you are experiencing the symptoms of computer eye strain.

How To Get Medical Help When You're New In Town

Have you recently relocated your family to a new town? If so, you probably are experiencing many different emotions. For example, you might be sad about leaving old friends behind. On the other hand, there might be an element of excitement about meeting new friends. Of course, moving into a new town also means that you don't have the standby medical care that you had before you moved. From establishing yourself with a new doctor to finding a walk-in clinic, here are some ideas on how to get medical help when you're new in town.

5 Suggestions For Losing Weight

Losing weight is one of the most complicated problems that many people face in life. The ability to lose weight isn't the same for everyone, as there are various things that can contribute to weight problems. For instance, you might have an underlying medical condition that is making it difficult for you to melt away pounds. No matter the reason for your inability to lose weight, the first step in the right direction is to become determined to meet a specific goal.

3 Types of People That Can Suffer From Back Pain

Over 31 million Americans will experience back pain in their life. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability. You would expect that accidents cause most people to have back pain, or blame it on ageing. This is not always the case. Take a look at 3 surprising kinds of people that suffer from back pain and how you can prevent it. Skinny People It makes sense that obese and overweight people experience back pain; extra weight around your waist really strains your back.

Expanding Your Knowledge Base And Sharpening Your Skills - Advantages Of Orthopedic Surgery Videos

No matter how long you've been working as an orthopedic surgeon, it's like that there have been changes in the field throughout your career. Advancements in imaging, techniques, and technology can all go a long way toward guaranteeing your ability to care for your patients, but without taking steps to educate yourself, you may suddenly fall behind. Staying on the cutting edge and guaranteeing that you remain informed about the advancements in your field requires access to information, and orthopedic surgery videos are an excellent vehicle for that knowledge pursuit.

Trusting Your Body And Protecting Your Health - Signs You May Need Hernia Treatment

As you age, your body will undergo a wide variety of changes and, unfortunately, be susceptible to an increasing number of maladies. Activities that may have caused you no stress in your youth may suddenly prove challenging, and it's easy to find yourself dealing with a serious injury such as a hernia simply by repetitive motion or lifting reasonable loads. If you do suffer from a hernia, there's no reason to live in pain or risk exacerbating your health concerns.

Shin Splints: A Malady Of New Runners

Shin splints is the name often given to a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. If you have ever taken up running, you might be familiar with the ache that signals shin splints. While shin splints can happen to anyone who runs, it's most common in new runners and those who have recently amped up their running workouts. The bad news is that the condition hurts and could potentially cause you to give up running.

Hearing Loss: The 2 Main Types And How They Are Treated

Approximately 20% of people between the ages of 19 to 79 suffer from hearing loss in at least one ear. While hearing loss is more common with seniors, anyone can suffer from it. If you believe your hearing is impaired, you should visiting a hearing care clinic to have your hearing checked. After doing this, you will find out if you have hearing loss, what type of hearing loss it is, and what the treatment options are for it.

4 Things Diabetics Need To Know About Athlete's Foot

Tinea pedis, usually called Athlete's foot, is a fungal infection that manifests as itchy, red skin on the bottoms of the feet and between the toes. This contagious condition is just an annoyance for people with no other medical conditions, but for people with diabetes, Athlete's foot can lead to serious health problems. Here are four things diabetics need to know about this condition. What causes Athlete's foot? Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus.

When And Why You Should Wear Sunglasses And Take Them Off

Wearing UV protective sunglasses is an important part of protecting your eyes from the sun's harmful radiation. But, it is also beneficial to your body to occasionally take your sunglasses off. Here are several reasons to wear your sunglasses in bright and extreme conditions and reasons to take off your sunglasses and when. Wear Sunglasses to Keep Your Eyes Healthier When you wear your sunglasses while you are outside during the day, your sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Think Before You Ink: Choosing Your Tattoo To Avoid Future Regret

The number of people who are choosing tattoo removal is climbing. In the United States, elective tattoo removal jumped up 43% from 2011 to 2012. Other countries, including Canada, are seeing similar rises in numbers. So, if you're consider getting a tattoo, it's best to read over some of the reasons to think it over. You may end up paying for removal in the future if you are not careful

Suffering From Seasonal Flu? 3 Natural Treatment Options

Every year, an estimated 4,000 to 8,000 Canadians die from the seasonal flu, also known as seasonal influenza.  This serious illness tends to affect people during the winter.  It is also extremely contagious.  If you've contracted the seasonal flu, consider the following 3 natural treatment options. Seasonal Flu Symptoms If you're suffering from the flu, you may be experiencing troublesome symptoms such as: Congested nasal passages Headache

Wearing A Loved One's Heart On Your Sleeve: Wearable Options For Your Loved One's Cremated Remains

While obvious to hear, the death of a loved one can be overwhelming, but planning their final resting place can make things even more stressful. From a traditional funeral and burial to eco-friendly caskets and cemeteries, it is easy to see how choosing your loved one's goodbye can be challenging. With cremation being the most common method of disposing the deceased's remains in Canada, you may be considering the option for your own family member.

2 Tips To Help Strengthen Back Muscles During Physical Therapy

If you have recently sustained a back or spinal injury, then it may be in your best interest to seek out assistance from a physical therapist. The professional will work with you to stretch, rest, and strengthen the muscles that support your spine and your back. Strengthening your muscles is one of the most important aspects of physical therapy. When the tissues are strong, your spine is properly supported and this can greatly reduce the incidence of spinal shifts and injuries.

Risks And Safety Measures Of Oil Field Jobs

Landing a job in an oil field can turn out to be a great career; however, this type of job includes risks. Oil fields can be dangerous places to work, and they are often located in remote areas, which are far away from hospitals and help. If you are worried about the safety of this job, you will be happy to find out that oil field businesses take many steps when it comes to safety.

3 Reasons To Skip The Anesthesia During Your Next Dental Visit

When you go to the dentist, whether for a cleaning or dental surgery, you have a variety of options concerning pain management. Traditionally, dentists use local anesthetic for most dental procedures that are likely to hurt. However, there has been a recent trend in Canadian dentistry for patients to prefer general anesthesia, also known as sedation dentistry, for both major and minor procedures. In fact, 7.2% of Canadians would opt to use sedation dentistry for treatments as minor as a cleaning.

3 Ways Your Orthodontist Might Prepare Your Teeth For Braces

It can be hard to think about getting braces, especially if you are an adult. However, if you are willing to endure a few years of orthodontic treatment, you can enjoy straight teeth for the rest of your life. Although you might be anxious to get started, your mouth might not be ready for brackets and wires just yet. Here are three ways your orthodontist, like one from Mar Orthodontics, might prepare your teeth for braces, so your teeth will look incredible.