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Ways to Encourage Your Patients to Make Better Health Choices

Ways to Encourage Your Patients to Make Better Health Choices
One of the most challenging aspects of medical care is helping patients make lasting lifestyle changes. It’s one thing to tell a patient what to do, but another to help them succeed in changing their behavior for the long term. Instead of feeling frustrated about non-compliance, use proven behavioral science techniques to encourage cooperative behavior in your patients. Support your patient and their family when they make positive health care decisions that are consistent with their needs. Try the following steps to impact your patients’ health positively. Therapy techniques will help you beco......
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How To Know If You Have a Failed Hernia Mesh Operation?

How To Know If You Have a Failed Hernia Mesh Operation?
According to studies, hernia repair surgeries are one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide. The United States Food and Drug Administration says that an estimated 2.3 million inpatient abdominal hernia repairs were performed from 2001 to 2010, an estimated 567,000 of which were performed in an emergency. There are several different types of hernia repair surgery. This includes among others, Herniorrhaphy, Hernioplasty, and Herniotomy. The most popular surgery among these is hernioplasty — a hernia repair surgery involving the use of mesh. The most common products used in surg......
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Breast Augmentation: Myths Vs. Facts

Breast Augmentation: Myths Vs. Facts
The health and wellness industry can be filled with a lot of misleading info. Although most of us have no idea where those myths actually originated from, a lot of people end up believing them. Breast enhancement is no different. Whatever you call it (breast enlargement, implants, ‘boob job’) separating the truth from fiction can be tricky. To clear things up a bit, we’ll go over some popular myths about breast augmentation surgery, and dispel them with concrete facts. Myth: A Surgeon Will Deliver Similar Results to All Patients The fact is that even when two women go to the same surgeon ......
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How Do I Tell My Patient Her Baby Is Dead? 4 Things To Keep In Mind When Delivering The Bad News

How Do I Tell My Patient Her Baby Is Dead? 4 Things To Keep In Mind When Delivering The Bad News
Nobody likes bringing bad news to a patient, especially when the bad news involves the death of a newborn. Thousands of children die the moment they are born. Although it is rarely the fault of the medical practitioner's, a mother's grief knows no bounds. When handled incorrectly, this can lead to a long legal battle with the patient. Consider these things when telling your patient the bad news regarding her newborn: 1. Don’t make them wait A lot of times doctors will often hem and haw and take a very long time to break the news to the parents in the delivery room. Most will cite that they are......
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Massage Therapy Versus Chiropractic Care: What’s the Difference and When Should You Get Them?

Massage Therapy Versus Chiropractic Care: What’s the Difference and When Should You Get Them?
 Exercise will always be one of the things that will always be recommended for a healthy lifestyle. It’s more than just an activity that you do to stay in shape, it’s something that you should always be sure to do. And well, getting fit, and staying fit isn’t an easy task. It involves a lot of hard work as well as dogged dedication and discipline. It also involves a strength of character to power through the pain. After all, muscles develop by their repeated break down and rebuilding. And you do this by putting them under tension for a set period of time. The Source of Soreness The repe......
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How to Donate Medical Supplies

How to Donate Medical Supplies
Access to and the cost of healthcare is among the most heated debate in the United States today. With so many people who either don’t have medical insurance, or can no longer afford their premiums, the state of healthcare has become a crisis for many individuals and families around the nation. If you are fortunate enough to have medical coverage, then it can be easy to lose sight of how difficult it can be for others. Maybe you are looking for a way that you can give back and help those who don’t have the same access as you. This is where a medical donation kit can be a wonderful idea. Here is......
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5 Family Health Dieting Tips

When you’re changing your health for the better, you don’t want it to only be you that is experiencing the benefits. This is why you invite your family along on your journey to health. What about the challenges that take place? How can you help your family through those challenges? In this article, we are going to talk about 5 family health dieting tips for a successful outcome. 1. Pack Your Lunch Lunch is one of the times you are likely to get taken off guard and off-course. You’ve started the day out on the right foot by eating the breakfast you know you needed to eat, but when lunch comes a......
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Tips for Moms to Detect Medicare Scams

Tips for Moms to Detect Medicare Scams
Medicare fraud is one of the worst plagues upon the nation. This is because the crime is carried out by the very people who are tasked with ensuring that the general public is healthy. These are people who are in need and who are helpless. But fear not — while these scams may be elaborate, a little bit of vigilance and knowledge will not only save you a lot of money, it’ll give you the ability to help others avoid these scams as well. Now, as managers of the household, it’s our responsibility as moms to ensure that we aren’t wasting money, and that each penny spent is a penny well spent. Medi......
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Improving the Efficiency of Patient-Doctor Relationships

Improving the Efficiency of Patient-Doctor Relationships
Patients who have had negative experiences with their physicians are more than likely to shift to another specialist immediately. One such factor has always been a lack of understanding between the two. For instance, patients who have minimal participation in the decision-making process would change providers within a year. For efficiency to improve, there is a need to address such barriers that get in the way of effective communication and healthcare deliverability. Technological innovations will no doubt play a vital role in streamlining patient-doctor processes, bringing down costs and sho......
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5 Signs That You Are Ready for a Rhinoplasty

5 Signs That You Are Ready for a Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a form of corrective plastic surgery that is done on the nose to improve facial symmetry and fix breathing issues, but it isn’t for everyone. To find out whether or not you would make a good candidate for rhinoplasty, read on. Breathing Problems There are, of course, multiple other reasons that could contribute to your breathing issues, but if your doctor confirms that the main or at least one of the reasons for your problems is a crooked nose or polyps, then you should definitely start considering rhinoplasty. Sometimes, the doctor might recommend getting the other, more seriou......
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Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss
A ketogenic diet is one that is currently becoming more popular as dieters look for different ways to lose weight reliably and to keep it off. The Keto diet isn’t new – it has been around since the early 1920s – but it has scientific findings behind it.    Here are a few benefits of the keto diet. Counting Calories Isn’t Necessary One of the biggest pains with following a diet plan is that you have to count the calories of every ingredient of all the meals that you put together. When eating out in a restaurant, even a plain Caesar’s salad becomes a challenge to know how many calories......
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Why You Should Go for a Regular Sexual Health Check-up

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the unfortunate truth is that there are many individuals who are completely unaware that they have been infected, increasing their risk of experiencing health problems and complications in the future, and raising the possibility of passing the infection on to partners unknowingly. If you have ever been with a sexual partner in your lifetime, then you are at risk of an STI. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms, it’s good to go for regular sexual health check-ups just to be sure, regardless of how careful you are when it comes to......
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Learning to Recognize the Signs of Addiction in Your Own Child

As a woman who works in the medical field as a physician or nurse, it is part of your training, education, and experience to be able to examine a patient and properly diagnosis them. While you may excel at this in a clinical environment, it doesn’t mean you can use that same objective viewpoint when examining your own children. Learning to recognize the signs of addiction in your own child can be a very tough thing to do. Often you don’t see the signs, or maybe you don’t piece them together, which results in your child not getting the help they need.   Here are some tips that may help you......
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6 Ways to Tell You Are Pregnant Even Without a Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy TestIs it too early for you to take a pregnancy test? Maybe you cannot take a test or get an accurate reading for some reason? No need to worry. There are actually many signs when pregnant that do not involve testing. Although the only way to know for sure you are pregnant is to see your doctor and have it confirmed, the clues your body gives you can also be a solid lead. Many women watch for signs like these, whether or not they have access to accurate tests, before deciding to confirm their pregnancy with a medical professional. Consider these tip offs if you are suspicious: Tip #1:Your Cycle......
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Interesting Facts About Your Body You May Not Know

Interesting Facts About Your Body You May Not Know
The human body is a marvel; nobody knows exactly how it all works. But, we use it for everything - digestion, heat regulation, transportation. The mysteries of the human body have baffled scientists for thousands of years, throughout the years we have managed to explore further than ever before - due to technological advances. You must follow the best diet plan to keep your body sound and healthy. Here are some facts that you may not have known 1. 7 miles of new blood vessels are added for every half a kilogram of fat gainedDue to the new fat that has formed, the body needs to supply it with......
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Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs

Hardly Discussed Breast Cancer Early Signs
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer among women worldwide? There is higher occurrence of breast cancer rates in the developed countries as compared to developing countries. A study by the National Cancer Institute in the USA shows that each year there are 232,340 female breast cancer cases and 2,240 male breast cancer cases. According to the study, an average of 39, 620 Americans die each year from breast cancer. As an informed health savvy person, you should know what signs to look for to be able to deal with the breast cancer in its early stages. Learn more abo......
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Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?

Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before it Develops?
There has been quite a major breakthrough in medicine as a study was found to prove how a simple blood test can actually be more useful than mammograms as it may even predict any signs of breast cancer even up five years before it develops. Breast cancer is one of the major leading causes of cancer for women, which is why the world desperately needs to find a new way to detect breast cancer faster. Why? Although there is a large amount of scientific data that insists on mammograms are not the most effective method, having a breast cancer screening is most likely the last thing you would want t......
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6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile

6 Tips To Give Birth With A Smile
A lot of potential mothers want to experience all the emotions of pregnancy so that they can vividly remember each moment. The human mind has however been shown to remember the pleasant moments as opposed to the painful ones. It is for that reason that women ought to be encouraged to lead pregnancies that have been well thought out. This ensures that the pregnancy is exciting and giving birth is an easy time where one has a birth with a smile. In as much as every woman’s pregnancy week by week journey varies from another, there are some things that can be done during pregnancy to ensure birth......
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5 Tips to Manage Third Trimester Symptoms

5 Tips to Manage Third Trimester Symptoms
The third trimester is the last trimester of pregnancy, and it starts in the 28th week. By this time the baby is well formed but the organs are developing and getting used to functioning in preparation for the following day. The mother’s belly continues to grow and as they walk they will often feel waddle. At this stage of pregnancy, to waddle is okay and a good sign. It has not been easy for the body for the past 27 weeks. It has been creating cells, bones, muscles and organs for the growth of the baby. In addition, it had to create extra cells for the uterus and the placenta to facilitate pr......
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What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?

What Diet to Follow in 31st Week Pregnancy?
Throughout the pregnancy stage, it is essential for soon-to-be mothers to take extra precaution and change their lifestyle habits in order to ensure that their baby gets all the necessary nutrients to develop healthily. On the 31st week of pregnancy, pregnant women have just crossed the threshold into the third trimester. If pregnancy is a marathon, this is the final stretch. This is the final countdown towards the baby’s due date. At this stage, pregnant women continue to experience various changes in their bodies. As the baby increases its growth rate in anticipation of being introduced to......
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