Are You Choosing the Best Family Doctor?

0 January 26, 2018

What qualities should you be looking for when choosing the best family doctor? 

No family doctor is the same and it can be tough to know about which doctors have the best qualities. If you don’t feel comfortable enough to voice your problem to your doctor or don’t feel the rush to get an appointment with your doctor, it is most likely time that you should start searching for a new doctor.

There are certain qualities that you should look for in choosing a doctor for you and your loved ones.

This article will help show you how to choose your family doctor.

#1. The Doctor Should Take Your Concerns Serious

A study has been shown by experts, and it has been said that something strongly relates to any doctor’s confidence is his ability to take the concerns of the patient on a serious note. This not only includes treating them with due respect but also not humiliating them or their issues.

Your family doctor, shouldn’t ever discount information which you present towards them like the different symptoms which you saw at home. Rather he/she should ask you more questions to get a clear idea ab

0 January 10, 2018

Stress is an inseparable part of our lives. But did you know that getting stressed out is actually within our very own control?

“We have to get accustomed to the fact that we can’t always have control about everything that happens in our lives”, says the director of New York City’s Stress Management Counseling Center, Allen Elkin.

“This doesn’t imply that we have to react to some tough situation by becoming distraught, overwhelmed or frazzled. When you’re overly anxious, this doesn’t only become a mental but also a physical hazard which has harsh impacts on your brain and body.”

The more stressed out you are, the more susceptible you will become to chronic diseases like, the flu, a cold and also other life-threatening illnesses

Here are few stress management tips that you should follow:

#1. Breathe in and Breathe out

Breathing is such an involuntary action that most of us don’t ever pay attention to how we’re doing it.

But did you know that in order to manage stress, you should know how to breathe?


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0 December 21, 2017

There are times when you might suddenly suffer from a serious head injury or a heart attack which needs immediate concern. Where would you rush to? Would you take the patient to an urgent care center or an emergency room? The emergency room is also called the emergency department. Any injury or illness which doesn’t seem to be fatal but which can’t wait until the next day should be immediately treated by rushing the patient to the urgent care center.

The patient party gets easy and instant access to high quality healthcare through urgent care centers during a time when all the other physician’s offices are closed. Their commitment to extra attention and medical expertise ensure that the proper urgent care patients receive emergency best care during days, weekends and also on holidays.

Urgent medical condition – What is considered as ‘urgent’?

If you’re still not sure which are considered as urgent medical conditions and which shouldn’t be deemed as emergencies, here are few examples that you should take a look at:

  • Sudden falls or accidents
  • Cuts which need immediate stitches but which don’t i

0 December 15, 2017

We know how magical the holiday season can be. It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”…. or is it really?! This time of year people are rushing around getting their Christmas lists checked off, fighting colds, watching their bank account go down, and STRESSING. Don’t kid yourself – the holiday’s are a stressful time of year!

Here are 10 tips to help you manage your stress this holiday season.

#1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine

Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Alcohol is a depressant when taken in large quantities, but acts as a stimulant in smaller quantities. Therefore using alcohol as a way to alleviate stress is not ultimately helpful. Swap caffeinated and alcoholic drinks for water, herbal teas, or diluted natural fruit juices and aim to keep yourself hydrated as this will enable your body to cope better with stress.

#2. Indulge in Physical Activity

Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body. These are the “fight or flight” hormones that evolution has hard-wired into our brains and which are designed to protect us from immediate bodily harm when we are under threat. However, stress in the modern age is rarely remedied by a fight or flight response, and so physical exercise can be used as a surrogate to

0 December 3, 2017

Type 1 and Type 2 and both are chronic diseases which have a bad impact on the way your body produces and controls glucose or blood sugar.

Glucose is the fuel which feeds the cells of your body but in order to enter the cells, it needs insulin. People who are suffering from Type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin and it can be said that they don’t produce the key ingredient which takes glucose into your body cells. On the other hand, people with Type 2 diabetes lose the ability to respond to insulin in a way they should and eventually they even don’t make enough insulin. So, they have a broken key. Both kinds of diabetes can lead to high levels of blood sugar and this boosts the risk of complications related to diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes  + what you should be aware of 

If you don’t control it, both kinds of diabetes have similar symptoms which might include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling extremely hungry
  • Feeling thirsty and drinking
  • Feeling tired
  • Sores or cuts which don’t heal properly
  • Blurred vision

People who are suffering from mood swings and irritability can be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and they can even lose weight unintentionally. Type 2 diabetes can show symptoms like tingling in their feet and hands and numbness. Though there are some common symptoms relat

0 November 22, 2017

Don’t bust your diet plan this holiday season – Tips from dieticians and fitness experts to avoid holiday weight gain.

Even though you might be someone with superhumanly willpower to control your urge to gorge on fatty foods, the holiday season might break you. Staying on the right diet track can be so intimidating and daunting that you might feel like diving into the delicious food sending off your routine diet into hibernation. Those added pounds don’t disappear with your Christmas and New Year celebrations, as no one wants to start the New Year with a bad figure. So, as the holiday season is all about merry-making and celebrating, togetherness and indulging in moderation, make sure to measure the calories that you take. It’s high time you pass the eggnog and handle navigating food spreads, gym routines, and hectic schedules. Here are few tips to avoid holiday weight gain during the holiday season.

#1. Eat Before You Celebrate and Drink

Skipping your lunch or breakfast to save your appetite is never considered as a good way of maintaining your weight. While there have been too many posts on the importance of the first meal of the day or the breakfast, not eating till afternoon might force you to binge later on. Therefore, you should stick to a breakfast that’s sized reasonably so that you can feel fuller for a longer period of time and keep yoursel

0 November 16, 2017

Health plays a major role in our life and when it comes to our children we will do anything for them. There is an ongoing debate whether public school health safety is better than private schools? We all consider that a healthy mind and body will also mean that you are in a better place of dodging obesity or suffering another illness. This is important to think about when choosing a safe and healthy environment for your children as they spend most of their time in school.

Benefits of Safe Public School

We all know that public schools sometimes aren’t as good as private schools but we can make public schools just as good by adding a little bit of effort. The most obvious benefit of a public school is the decreasing cost of fees. Public schools are low in price because the government has to help the school out by supporting state financials. Nowadays, people demand a public school because it’s very difficult to hire private school teachers and employees. Safe public school should focus on health services that control diseases, record keeping and supervision of the health of school children and personnel.

Some Major Goals Government should Play

Public school should start a health program every year that is free of cost so that each student is available to medical treatment. The Government must be focused on health services dealt with health appraisals, control o

0 November 10, 2017

Fight Diabetes by becoming aware.

Diabetes is a disease that has become so mainstream, that glucose testing kits now come in fashion-friendly cases. Diabetes is a chronic disease which afflicts millions of people throughout the world. Cases of diabetes might lead to failure of kidneys, blindness, heart issues and several other serious conditions. Reports reveal that up to 80% of people who already have pre-diabetes move on to develop the typical type 2-diabetes. Doctors even claim that progressing from pre-diabetes to actual diabetes is a process that’s inevitable. Here are few ways you can fight against this slow yet steady disease.

#1: Have a check on your numbers

In order to diagnose whether or not you have diabetes, your doctor will send you for a blood test. For detecting Type 2 diabetes, this can be done by a glucose test by taking fasting blood. There’s another alternative method of going for an oral glucose tolerance test where the patient has to drink a 75 gram glucose drink and then get his blood tested 2 hours later to determine the values of blood sugar.

#2: Move your body and try to lose weight

There is a strong association between abdominal obesity and Type-2 diabetes. The fat cells, especially abdominal adipocytes secrete few biological products which null the impacts of insulin, repair the ability of the body to utilize sugar and i

0 October 27, 2017

Some people think twice about getting a flu shot.

This article will explain the pros and cons of getting a flu shot, how effective a flu vaccine is, and what happens if you decide to skip it. Here are some pros and cons of flu shots,


  • A flu shot protects you for around a year against the strain of the flu added to your shot.
  • Even if you contract a different strain of the flu, a flu shot still makes your case less severe.
  • 50-60% of the population are less likely to develop flu shot if they get the seasonal flu vaccine.
  • Getting flu shots doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually get infected with the flu virus,  they use a dead flu virus.
  • If you get sick after getting a flu shot, that could mean that your body already had it before you received the vaccine as flu viruses can live in the body for up to a week before you start feeling the symptoms.
  • You can lessen the possibility of flu-related hospitalization and even death.


  • Flu shots may have side effects, like a low-grade fever, aches, redness, and soreness, especially at the injection site.
  • Some allergic reactions could happen although very rarely.
  • If you’re getting the intradermal flu shot, the injection site may experience itching and toughness.
  • The flu s

0 October 20, 2017

It’s 2 A.M. in the morning and you hear your child crying in their bedroom because they have an ear infection. You are tired, your child is exhausted, and there is nothing that you can do. Ear infections can be some of the most uncomfortable and painful illnesses that both children and adults can have.

What exactly is an ear infection?

An ear infection occurs when one of your eustachian tubes becomes swollen or blocked, causing fluid to build up in your middle ear. Eustachian tubes are small tubes that run from each ear directly to the back of the throat. Ear infections can be chronic or acute. Acute ear infections are painful but short in duration. Chronic ear infections either do not clear up, or they recur many times. Chronic ear infections can cause permanent damage to the middle and inner ear.

What are the symptoms of ear infections?

A few of the common symptoms of ear infections include:

  • Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear
  • A feeling of pressu