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3 Natural Treatment Options For Sciatica

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Sciatica is a fairly common condition. In fact, some health professionals say that up to 40 percent of people will have sciatica at some point in their life. This condition happens when the sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body, becomes compressed. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including a herniated disc, an infection that affects the spine, pregnancy, or an injury to the spine. Most people with sciatica experience radiating pain or tingling along the nerve’s pathway after sitting in one position for too long.…

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Internal Medicine: Isn't It ALL Internal?

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Some have wondered what exactly internal medicine is. It could be argued that most of what doctors do to treat people is internal, with the exception of dermatologists. However, the field of internal medicine is surprisingly specialized, with a broad range of subspecialties. An internist, as a doctor of internal medicine is called, is one who specializes in diagnosing and treating adult sicknesses and diseases. In order to become an internist, one must first finish medical school, and then do 4 years of an internal medicine residency.…

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Understanding Shoulder Bursitis And Treatment Methods

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If you have a painful shoulder that radiates pain, then you may have a condition called bursitis. Bursitis can be extremely uncomfortable, but it can be treated. Keep reading to learn about bursitis and the various treatments that may be offered to you. What Is Shoulder Bursitis? Bursitis is a condition that involves the inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a sac of cartilage that is filled with fluid. The sac sits between the upper acromion bone and the lower humerus and scapula bones.…

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Trying To Lose Weight?

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When you step on the scale each morning, do you get a bit panicky? Perhaps you have come to terms with the fact that it’s not just five or ten pounds that you want to lose. Instead, the number of pounds that you need to shed is a secret that you won’t even share with your most trusted friends. If that’s the case, from making some personal commitments to yourself to arranging to go to a weight loss clinic, here are some things that might help you.…

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Outgrowing Food Allergies: Is It Possible?

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There is a large percentage of very young children who are diagnosed with a food allergy every day. This may be startling to a lot of parents and parents-to-be, but it does not have to be. A true food allergy may be life and death, and it stays with you all your life. However, a food sensitivity is just something to which children have not been adequately introduced or exposed, so they may break out in hives, or have a little trouble swallowing.…

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What You Can Do To Help Reduce Snoring and Risk of Sleep Apnea

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Excessive snoring can be more than just a loud noise in the night. Excessively loud snoring may be sleep apnea, which is when you stop breathing in the middle of the night. You may also wake up choking or feeling like you can’t catch your breath. A sleep study can help determine if you have sleep apnea. If you are a loud snorer, having a sleep study may be in your best interest as sleep apnea could be life threatening if not treated.…

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Did You Suddenly Develop Cat Allergies After Getting Pregnant?

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Pregnancy is a wonderful time for an expecting mother, but it can cause a variety of strange reactions in your body. One of these is the development of new allergies, such as sudden reactions to your cat. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid getting rid of your cat by getting treatment. You Can Develop Pet Allergies While many people are born with pet allergies, others develop them later in life.…

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Suddenly Allergic To Your Pet? 4 Ways To Get A Handle On The Situation And Avoid The Heartbreak Of Goodbye

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Loving animals is easy because they’re so unconditionally loyal and unyielding with their affection, but if you’ve suddenly developed an allergy to the animal(s) you love, life quickly becomes hard. Adult-onset allergies can, in fact, devastate anybody and can be especially hard on animal lovers. All is not lost, though. In most cases you can find a way to manage your sneezing, sniffling and stuffiness without having to say goodbye to the favored pet(s) in your life.…

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How To Make Your Next Medical Record Audit As Painless As Possible

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Most physicians and their staffs find medical record audits a painful necessity of the modern age, but it doesn’t have to be that arduous an experience. Chart audits are valuable tools for identifying lapses in care or inconsistent treatment procedures that might otherwise go unnoticed. They’re also critical when it comes to making sure that you’re billing process is accurate—which directly affects your reimbursements. They’re also necessary for legal protection, since both issues with patient care and incorrect billings can expose you to legal liabilities that are better off being avoided.…

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3 Types Of Spinal Decompression To Reduce Back Pain

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Back pain is a common issue that adults often face, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to endure your bothersome symptoms in the long term. If you visit a back care specialist, you’ll commonly hear the term “spinal decompression,” which is a worthwhile form of therapy for patients whose spinal discs are compressed. This compression can often generate nerve pain that radiates through your back and beyond, but decompression therapy can lengthen the spine to relieve your pain.…

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