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.
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 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 […]
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:
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 […]
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. […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]