A Vasectomy is a surgical procedure in which the Vas Deferens, tubes that carry sperm, are cut in order to interrupt the travel of sperm thereby causing male sterilization. This procedure is intended to be permanent and approximately 600,000 men undergo a vasectomy yearly in the U.S. as a method of birth control. Continue reading “Vasectomy Reversal”
Laser hair removal is a gentle way to permanently remove unwanted hair. The procedure works by sending low power laser pulses to the hair follicles. These pulses provide just enough power to destroy the root but not harm surrounding areas of skin. This procedure is safe enough to be used anywhere on the body including the face when done by a qualified professional. Continue reading “Laser Hair Removal”
The American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a set of rules to be followed by health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. HIPAA took effect on April 14, 2003. In the health care and medical professions, the great challenge that HIPAA has created is the assurance that all patient account handling, billing, and medical records are HIPAA compliant. Continue reading “HIPAA Compliance”
Electronic Medical Record Systems are the future of Medical Record keeping designed to help small and large medical practices cut costs and increase revenues, improve quality of care and reduce risk. The Electronic Medical Record replaces the traditional paper chart and integrates multiple other aspects of patient care including: Continue reading “Electronic Medical Record”
When looking for a Drug Rehab facility make sure it is accredited by CARF the international accrediting body for drug treatment centers. Accreditation insures that the facility meets medical guidelines for proper and safe Drug Rehabilitation.
Another factor to consider is whether or not the facility will accept insurance, not all do. Check with your insurance company to learn their policy concerning Drug Rehab costs. Your insurance company may also provide a list of facilities that they will pay for.
Drug Rehab is a difficult and lifelong challenge, the right Rehabilitation facility and treatment program can certainly help determine whether you are able to meet that challenge with success.
Cord Blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after birth. It is special because it is rich in a type of cells called Stem Cells. Stem Cells are special because unlike many other types of cells in our bodies that have a predetermined purpose when they are made, stem cells do not. Stem Cells can be used by the body to make many different types of cells and to stimulate the growth of needed cell populations. For this reason Stem Cell has become a very important area of study in biomedical research. Stem Cells are now used to fight over 70 different diseases from Alzheimer’s Disease to several different cancers in both children and adults. Continue reading “Cord Blood Banking”
The physical damage to brain tissue or structure that occurs before, during, or after birth that is verified by EEG, MRI, CAT, or a similar examination, rather than by observation of performance. When caused by an accident, the damage may be called Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Continue reading “Traumatic Brain Injury”
Birth Control Pills. There are two basic types of Birth Control Pills. Those that contain both estrogen and progesterone are the most prescribed Pills and are also referred to as Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills(COCPs). Within the COCPs are several different estrogen and progesterone combinations all with essentially the same efficacy(~99% with perfect use) and the same reported risk, benefit and side effect profiles. Different women may respond differently to individual pills and finding the one that fits the best with an individual is mostly a process of educated trial and error. The other type of Pill is one that contains no estrogen. These pills are also known as Progesterone Only Pills(POPs) or “The Mini-Pill. POPs are most often used in situations where contraception is desired but estrogen is contraindicated. Examples of such situations include breastfeeding mothers because estrogen can reduce breast milk production, women with a history of blood clots in their lungs or legs because estrogen containing Birth Control Methods increase their risk of recurrence of those blood clots, women who have a history of classic migraine for whom estrogen containing pills are contraindicated and women who simply experience unwanted side effects with COCPs such as persist ant headaches or persistent nausea. POPs are not quite as effective as COCPs and must be taken consistently at the same time everyday. For these reasons many women’s healthcare providers reserve them for women who cannot use other methods. Continue reading “Birth Control Pills”
Women today have more Birth Control options than ever before. Pharmaceutical companies, recognizing the various and different needs of women, are developing new products and new forms of Birth Control to meet those needs. These pages summarize the currently available Birth Control Methods and may direct you to sites where you can learn more detailed information. Continue reading “Birth Control”
‘Anti-aging’ is any intervention intended to preserve and extend one’s life span. All time honored health promoting behaviors such as good hygiene and various safety measures are Anti-aging. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are ‘anti-aging’ by virtue of their ability to increase well being and life span. The following are some of the current therapies and offerings included in today’s Antiaging field: Continue reading “Anti-Aging CME”
Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that was widely used 1940s-1970s in commercial and residential building materials. The cancer affects the mesothelium or thin membranes that line the abdomen and chest walls and has been shown to do so after as few as 30 days exposure. Asbestos fibers are easily inhaled causing resulting damage to lung tissue and leading to mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. Continue reading “mesothelioma attorney”
Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers, which can be separated into thin threads. Asbestos was used widely beginning around World War II. There are more than 5,000 products that contain or have contained Asbestos including, car brakes, insulation, fireproofing, roofing, siding, ceiling and floor tiles, industrial filters for beverages, etc. Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other cancers. If you suspect that yourself or someone you know is suffering or has suffered from these medical conditions due to Asbestos exposure you may have grounds for an Asbestos Lawsuit. A lawyer specializing in Asbestos Lawsuits is familiar with the medical conditions associated with Asbestos Exposure as well as the intricacies of Asbestos Lawsuit cases. It makes sense to contact an attorney specializing in Asbestos Lawsuits rather than a regular attorney due to their knowledge of the subject.