Category: Healthcare

Improve Mental Cognitive Abilities

The evidence is overwhelming that sustained inflammation is the driving force of many degenerative diseases. Chronic inflammation is centrally implicated in heart disease, cancer and chronic viral conditioning such as Alzheimer’s.

Nowhere is damage more telling than chronic inflammation in the brain. Parkinson’s disease is inflammation burning away zones in the brain. Alzheimer’s involves many breakdown processes with inflammation at the forefront of these failed neurological processes.

What then, is an effective program to control brain inflammation? Antioxidants like Vitamin C can block free radicals that often stoke inflammation. Vitamin C and E also have had some success against dementia in clinical trials further substantiating their anti-inflammatory properties. Acetyl-L-Carnitine helps the brain cells make the energy they need for repair and renewal while Ginkgo Biloba combined with Phospholipids will also enhance antioxidant action.

Cognizin™ Combats Mental Deterioration

Alpha GPC is a proven nutrient for individuals with mental deterioration related to …

Types of Mental Health Services

Those are all of extreme importance when it comes to mental health but the one service that seems to be forgotten is care management. A lot of people attribute care management services to individuals who are aging or who have chronic medical conditions. Although, care management can be very helpful for those issues, we also see a huge need for intense care management for individuals who have a chronic mental illness and cannot get access to any services. It is not a secret that severe and persistent mental illness like schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and major depression can require intense care management and advocacy.

Just as a refresher, the duties of a mental health care manager include:

  • Acting as a connector between the individual and the community resources
  • Advocating on behalf of the individual so that he or she gain access to needed quality services
  • Overseeing the care of an individual

Advantages of a Walk in Clinic

A Clinic for Common Injuries

According to Shawn Evans, MD, an emergency medical physician, it’s common to see people go to the ER for after-hours care on minor injuries without realizing there is another option available.

A walk-in clinic is available for injuries that need immediate care but are not considered serious enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. Most injuries that are treated at an urgent care center include minor burns, minor fractures, falls, accidents, infections, sprains, cuts, and common illnesses such as a cold or flu. Many clinics also provide diagnostic services that require the use of X-rays, and lab tests. A person should go to the emergency room or call 911 if their injury or illness is possibly life threatening or requires immediate attention, such as a serious head injury, or a possible heart attack or stroke.

More Flexible For Individual Needs

Accidents and illnesses …

Cholesterol Solution

So what are these compounds, and why hasn’t the doctor told me about them? Well, there are a couple of them. The first is Pantethine. Pantethine is a compound in your body that is created from vitamin B-5. Although your body produces it through enzyme metabolism, supplementation of Pantethine has been shown to significantly improve your cholesterol levels. As your body uses Pantethine, it slows down cholesterol production in your liver. It also increases the rate at which your metabolism uses fats. Because of this effect, Pantethine has been clinically demonstrated to increase your level of good cholesterol (HDL) while lower the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your body.

Where is the proof? Japan has actually been using Pantethine for over 30 years. There are a number of clinical trials that demonstrate its effectiveness on cholesterol levels, as well as improved liver function.

In addition to Pantethine, the mineral …

Tribal Healthcare

Tribal Hospitals – Links to nutrition

Most tribal hospitals can prove to be lifesavers with respect to the life threatening health problems faced by tribals in the villages in Maharashtra and elsewhere in India. The single biggest factor that leads to malnutrition is the lack of proper food and nutrition. Part of the problem is also the lack of awareness regarding the importance of balanced diet and other daily dietary and nutritional requirements. For this, perhaps, if the tribal hospitals in these regions can be equipped with a nutrition rehabilitation unit, then a very critical source of this life threatening issue can be curbed. The nutrition rehabilitation units could help address the nutritional imbalances in the daily food intake of the tribal population suffering from malnourishment. The purpose of these nutrition units could be to dole out special therapeutic foods that contain macronutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates and …

Pharmacy Benefit Managers Can Help Firms Cut Costs

For doctors, medical practitioners, specialists, pharmacies, and self-insured employer groups around the world, investing in a comprehensive solution that can automate and streamline key business processes is becoming a top priority in healthcare delivery today. So what could be more solution-driven than an integrated application that offers the best way to build distinctive capabilities and optimize existing business operations in all care settings?

The short answer is: it depends. Mixed approaches blending various factors and elements and the fact that there’s no one size that fits all determine the value that ensures improved efficiency and effectiveness to a client. However, delivering patient benefits data through the electronic processing that creates a free and secure pathway for safer, faster and more cost-effective care collaboration and connectivity may be a better solution to minimize costs.

Enhanced Care Collaboration and Connectivity

Modern medical healthcare management is a complex challenge with the involvement of …

Balancing Hormones Naturally

  1. Test your hormone levels. This should be done by utilizing both saliva testing and blood testing. For more information on how you can do this yourself call Oasis Advanced Wellness about how to obtain kits to use in the privacy of your own home. You will need to test for estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol.
  2. Educate yourself on the topic of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and balancing your hormones naturally. A good place to start is my e-book–Balancing Your Hormones Without Drugs…You Can Feel Good Again and also at www.menopause-pms-progesterone.org. This will not only address your hormone issues but also help you to bring your whole body into balance…from the comfort of your own home. You can purchase this at www.oasisserene.com.
  3. Take your results to a healthcare professional that you trust and one that works with bio-identical hormones. If you cannot find a healthcare professional in your area we

Goodbye to Appendix

I felt a little tired and nauseous over the weekend. When I ate pizza on Saturday night (a treat from my usual healthy diet) it felt like a leaden lump in my gut. I blamed it on overeating and my age. On Sunday I felt lethargic. On Monday when I had chills, muscle aches, and a fever that got as high as 101.5, I figured I had the flu. I took it easy, drank water, and took ibprofen for the pain. Since I’m a reasonably healthy woman, and I don’t have any medical issues, I don’t have a general doctor.

I have a couple good friends who are physicians, one is Carol, an OB/GYN, and the other is Andrea, a naturopath. When I have medical questions I talk to them. On Tuesday my fever was down to 100, the muscle aches were gone and I had a little bit of …

IVF

IVF has grown increasingly popular over the past decade with the advancements in medical technology. It has given many couples hope in having a baby to complete their family. IVF is the abbreviation for In Vitro Fertilisation. What that means is that the process takes place in a laboratory. The term In Vitro is Latin and means In Glass. A fertility specialist will unite an egg with sperm using specific techniques in a glass container or rather a dish. The popular phrase ‘test tube’ baby comes from this process, although it is a slightly skewed description. Thereafter, the embryos are transferred into the uterus. IVF was first successfully used in 1978 and since then thousands of babies have been born via this fertility treatment.

It may be a popular fertility treatment but it is only suitable for certain people. The factors that may deem IVF possible would be the following:…

Medical Equipment Innovation

Medical Research and Technology

Scientists are constantly testing out new equipment and procedures to shorten operation periods whilst boosting life span. Moreover, they are also trying out new drugs for better treatment and even cure of prevalent disease.

With the help of medical technology, scientists reached into cellular level of germs and their antibodies. We already know how the discovery of vaccines helped control malaria, MMR, polio and other such illnesses, saving thousands of lives worldwide. As per the World Health Organization, vaccines save 3 million lives each year.

Importance of Innovation in Medicine

The life cycle of a medical product ranges from 18-20 months. This is still better that many industries, such as Information technology, but improvements still need to be made. Also note that innovation isn’t just about improving the quality of care; it is also about maintaining and sustaining better healthcare systems.

And even while less than …