As you grow older, your physician will likely recommend that you visit a cardiologist and undergo a cardiac risk assessment. The goal of this assessment is to ascertain your personal risk for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiac conditions. At the end of the assessment, you will be assigned a level of risk: low, borderline, intermediate, or high. But what are the elements of a cardiac risk assessment? Take a look.
6 January 2021
Hearing that your child needs or could benefit from speech therapy may be a little alarming at first. But often, this is because some of the things you've heard about speech therapy aren't exactly accurate. Disinformation is all over the place, but the following myths about speech therapy have more bark than bite! Speech therapy is just for developmentally delayed kids You may assume that since your child needs speech therapy, they must have some sort of developmental delay.
3 December 2020
If you have recently suffered a brain injury, your doctor may be considering vision therapy as part of your recovery plan. Many brain injury sufferers find themselves confused by vision problems or may not realize that a vision issue they are experiencing could be connected to their brain injury. Because so much of your brain is directly involved in vision processing, it's important that you understand the warning signs of vision problems that could be directly connected to your brain injury.
4 November 2020
As more states legalize the growing and sale of hemp, people across the country are becoming more aware of what purposes it can be used for. However, for individuals who are not yet familiar with it, they may wonder what hemp is and why it is becoming more commonplace in healthcare today. In particular, they might have questions about whether or not Colorado-grown hemp is really safe to use. They can allay concerns that they may have by learning about the medical versatility of Colorado-grown CBD.
6 October 2020
As the fall season approaches, so do certain kinds of seasonal allergies. One particular type of seasonal allergy that is common in the fall is a ragweed allergy. Also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, ragweed allergies affect 23 million people in the country. If you want to better understand this type of allergy, here are some things you should know. Know the Symptoms The symptoms of ragweed allergies are very similar to that of the common cold.
31 August 2020
A cancer diagnosis is a tremendous challenge. If you or a loved one has recently discovered that you will be starting a fight for your health, it is time to start looking for an oncology center. Oncology is the study of tumors and cancer, so an oncology center is a place where you will go to get your cancer treatments. There are many different types of oncology centers, all offering different services and amenities.
6 December 2019
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that affects millions of men across the nation, and if it's starting to affect your life greatly, it's time to find a solution. If you are currently struggling in your relationship, with your self-confidence, and with the direction of your life because of your ED, you want to get answers. There are many factors that can go into why you are suffering from erectile dysfunction and ways to get treatment.
9 October 2019
Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, which can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as sneezing, a runny nose, a scratchy throat, and itchy, watery eyes. Some people have mild seasonal allergies, while others can suffer from quite severe seasonal allergies. If you have seasonal allergies, it is important to take the proper steps to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible and don't have to live day to day with severe allergy symptoms.
10 September 2019
If you're looking for a new doctor, you may want to consider one that practices functional medicine. Functional medicine aims to treat the person as a whole. While functional medicine specialists can treat most of the same conditions an MD who practices conventional medicine treats, there are several notable differences in the approaches used in functional and traditional medicine. Whole Person Approach The biggest difference between functional and traditional medicine is that functional medicine aims to treat the whole person—body, mind and spirit—rather than simply treating disease.
30 June 2019
Few things are more all-encompassing than back pain. Every movement hurts, and trying not to move can hurt just as much. The desperation of trying to find relief can be just as painful. Here are three non-narcotic treatment options to discuss with your health care provider. 1. Physical Therapy Back pain often results because the muscles in the back are in a weakened state. The muscles cannot fully support the spine and the adjoining tendons and ligaments.
20 May 2019