Archive for the ‘Health Tips’ Category

Caring for the health of the kidneys

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The kidneys are vital organs considered as having the function of filtering the blood to remove toxic substances in the urine. Also involved in the control of blood pressure, normalize the volume of body fluid to retain or remove water, regulate the formation of red blood cells and are involved in bone mineral metabolism through the formation of vitamin D.

Kidney disease usually has no symptoms and affects the quality of life of people. An estimated one in 10 people have kidney disease and every year millions die prematurely from complications related to these diseases.

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After 40 years, the filtering of the kidney begins to decline about 1% per year. An estimated 1 in 5 men and 4 women, aged 65 to 75, and half of those over 75 have some degree of kidney disease. (more…)

Simple tips for better sleep

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Worry, stress, anxiety, poor diet … much blame for costing us sleep. Do you also happen to you? In that case, you cannot miss our tips today that will help you sleep well. There are a few simple gestures that are available to anyone, and to help you improve the quality of your sleep.

Why do we have trouble sleeping?

If you regularly read our blog health, maybe you remember that in a post earlier we presented the results of an interesting scientific study which revealed the culprit that have problems sleeping. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University talk about a mutant gene that disrupts the biological clock of our body, which is responsible for regulating our natural sleep cycle.

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While other times, guilty of poor sleep are the concerns and anxiety. So what can we do to improve the quality of our sleep?

A light supper

Nutrition experts recommend us a light dinner and low in fat. Overeating just before going to sleep influences the quality of our sleep. (more…)

Sleeping naked is good for health

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Are you surprised the owner? Well actually, it is. Sleeping naked is not only very comfortable, especially during the hottest months of the year, but is also beneficial to our health.

Want to know why? Today we reveal the conclusions reached by a group of researchers in an interesting study by Stanford University in California. Sure after our article, you dare to sleep without clothes, tonight…

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Prevents infections

Apparently sleep naked helps prevent infection. And its warm environments are the preferred place of bacteria.

Another curious fact is that the hormones of women, who are continuing regeneration, improved performance at low temperatures. So intimate aerate to sleep without clothing can help with this part. (more…)

Answers to five key questions about knee osteoarthritis

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that you’ll often hear mentioned. You may, however, not be completely sure what it is, what the effects are, and what can be done about it. This simple guide should help…

What exactly is it?

Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage which provides natural cushioning in your joints simply wears away – a bit like a car without its shock-absorbers. The bones then rub together causing swelling, stiffness, immobility and the resulting pain.

Who suffers from it?

It’s a fallacy that only older people have this condition, although the likelihood of developing it does increase from your mid-forties onwards. Sadly, it can also occasionally affect the young, as it can also be hereditary. Research suggests that women tend to be more susceptible to the condition than men.

What causes it?

Cartilage does heal less well as you get older, and weight is also a factor (each pound you gain causes three to four times that effect on your knees). Repetitive stress injuries, caused by work activities such as heavy lifting or regular squatting, are also a frequent cause. Moderate exercise on a regular basis can help strengthen knee joints, but long-time strenuous sports activities such as football or tennis can put you at increased risk. Medical causes can include rheumatoid arthritis, and an excess of growth hormone or iron can also increase your risk level. (more…)

For Successful Body Contouring Results Use Effective And Highly Safe Baltimore Coolsculpting

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Excess fast as everyone knows slows down a person, decreases their energy levels as well as adversely affect their confidence and self- esteem. Further, excess fat is also a major part in issues related to a person’s personal appearance. Getting rid of this major problem at times seems impossible for most of the people. Often simply a healthy diet and regular exercise do not show positive results. At that time coolsculpting can prove to a perfect option as it is the most effective and highly safe procedure helps you to get rid of excess fat quickly and easily. It is process which sculpts your body by shedding off the excessive fat from your body.

With advancement of technology, there are lots of methods that are available these days and which are helpful in reducing excessive fat from the body. The coolsculpting process is actually non- surgical procedure and is considered as one of the most effective fat reduction process. This process is meant for providing a perfectly toned body which not only grabs everyone’s attention but also helps you by keeping you active and fit. There for it can be said that cool sculpting is a great and ideal solution for those who always desire for attaining a perfect body figure with correct strength and energy level.

Most of the figure- conscious people prefer coolsculpting in Baltimore. Coolsculpting process provided in Baltimore is considered as the most contemporary method used for removing excess fat in a faster and easier way. Baltimore is the most formidable city where you will find some best and well- known clinics that are known for providing such type of effective and highly safe procedure. With online Baltimore Coolsculpting search option, you can easily find and locate reputed and frequently visited clinics providing coolsculpting procedure. (more…)

Tips before going to sleep

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The sleeping difficulties and insomnia are some of the most common problems in our society today. And economic, labor concerns, stress, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle habits do not help at all.

Do you also feel identified / to this situation? If you have trouble sleeping, take note of some simple tips that you must practice before going to sleep.

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A light supper

Sleep and rest hours required, at least 8 hours a day, it is very good for health and also for your mood. Although some people do not need sleep many hours to perform well the next day, for most of the population, lack of rest ends up spending bill. (more…)

Your Role in the Doctor’s Office: 5 Tips for Helping Prevent Medical Errors

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Although the medical field can offer rewarding, stable work, it does come with the risk of misdiagnoses. Whether you aim to work in the medical field in a job like nursing, or you simply spend a lot of time as a patient in the doctor’s office, you play a role in your correct diagnosis and treatment. While diagnosis is ultimately the doctor’s responsibility, she’ll need your help in providing an accurate picture of the problem.

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1. Bring Your Medications

The National Patient Safety Foundation reports incorrect medications or dosages harm 1.5 million Americans each year. Your medical records should include a list of all of your medications because when it comes to something potentially hazardous like the wrong combination of prescriptions, you don’t want to take any chances. This is especially important if you’ve gotten medication from more than one doctor, and doctors from different hospital systems in particular — they don’t share information without reason. (more…)

4 Steps to Teleradiology Quality Assurance

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

In a survey presented to the European Congress of Radiology, 80 percent of respondents reported a strongly positive opinion of teleradiology. Forty-six percent predicted that its importance would grow. Dr. Erik Ranschaert, the staff radiologist at Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis teaching hospital in the Netherlands who presented the survey, predicted that teleradiology would continue to grow because of demand for on-call services, emergency services, second opinions and sub-specialty opinions.

As teleradiology options multiply all over the globe, commercial teleradiology services need to ensure they provide quality for the patients they serve. More and more health care providers are calling for standardization of qualifications and regulations. Until these standards are resolved not only in countries but also internationally, teleradiology providers should follow these four primary quality assurance best practices.

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Appropriate Licensure and/or Board Certification

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommends that physicians only consult teleradiologists whose credentials meet or exceed those of in-house radiologists. They should be licensed within the state where imaging is performed, and they should be board certified or board eligible according to state laws. The American College of Radiology (ACR) goes further by recommending these qualifications for all teleradiologists:

  1. Training in an accredited residency program. ACR recommends that teleradiologists complete their residencies in a program accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Each teleradiologist should have documented training in each imaging modality that he or she interprets. Alternatively, teleradiologists can produce evidence that they meet ACR practice guidelines or technical standards in each imaging modality.
  2. Licensure and continuing medical education (CME). The teleradiologist should have all licensure required at both the receiving and transmitting sites.He or she should meet all CME and continuing experience (CE) requirements to comply with both state regulations and facilities accreditation requirements.
  3. Institutional compliance. Teleradiologists should obtain appropriate privileges at the institutions for which they interpret. They should also conduct themselves according to institutional policies and bylaws.

Excellent Verbal and Written Communications Skills

Thanks to EHRs and PACS, more patients are obtaining access to their own imaging scans. In addition, mobile devices enable patients to view, manage and send their imaging scans anywhere at any time. As they review their own images and seek Web resources to interpret those images, more patients are communicating directly with radiologists. Even teleradiologists who deal primarily with medical providers should be qualified to communicate directly with patients.

When talking to patients, teleradiologists should clarify reports and offer second opinions in easy-to-understand language. Since many institutions are increasingly judged based on patient satisfaction, teleradiologists will have to develop a good “bedside manner” when communicating with patients.

Another crucial component of communication is to ensure clear labeling and documentation of all reports sent to medical facilities. Preliminary reports and final reports should be easy to distinguish from one another. When a final report differs significantly from preliminary findings, the teleradiologist has an obligation to ensure that the physician receives the new information. That obligation continues even if the final report is issued days after the initial interpretation.

Timeliness Without Compromising Accuracy

The ACR discourages teleradiologists from providing guaranteed scan interpretation turnaround times because the organization fears that unreasonably fast turnaround could compromise accuracy. Instead, teleradiology providers should set their turnaround times according to the in-house requirements of the facilities for which they interpret. They should only make exceptions if the patient’s condition requires faster-than-normal image interpretation.

Peer review

A teleradiology provider should have a peer review and quality assurance system in place. Important components of this system include:

  • Clear resolution process for discrepancies in preliminary and final results.
  • Making the interpreting teleradiologist available for consultation, both with the ordering physician and with any local radiologists.
  • A means for local physicians and radiologists to request and receive second opinions.
  • A process to provide additional review upon receipt of additional patient information as well as methods for dictating any addendum to a final report.

Until more uniform government regulations are in place, health care facilities must take responsibility for choosing only the most highly qualified teleradiology professionals. They should also ensure that their teleradiology partners have adequate medical liability insurance.

About the author: Ginny Howard reports on telemedicine trends in the United States for a number of publications.

Diabetes Symptoms

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

As with any other disease, it is important to know the early symptoms of diabetes to identify it from the beginning and avoid further problems. In fact, if not treated, diabetes can lead to serious complications: kidney, heart, eye, and even amputation problems or diabetic coma.

Keep in mind that often the first symptoms of diabetes are virtually no notice, especially type 2, because they are usually very mild. However, it is very essential to consult your doctor if you have experienced some of the symptoms we indicate below.

Diabetes Symptoms

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects 347 million people worldwide. In Spain, the percentage of people with this disease is 13.8%, more than 5 million people over 18 years. Of these, almost half unaware bear it. However, detection of the disease is essential to lead a healthy and normal life. Thus, among the symptoms of type 1 diabetes found the constant urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss and extreme fatigue and irritability. (more…)

The Extended Health Care Due To Aging And Deterioration

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Sometimes it is difficult when you see a loved one who might need extended health care due to aging and deterioration of overall health. If you are the child of someone who struggles with home care, you might consider exploring centers such as Bethesda MD Home Care to see what you find out about their services.

If you are beginning to worry more and more over the well-being of one of your parents—or both of them—you probably need to start exploring options available to you. This way, you won’t need to make any decisions based on panic or as a reaction to an injury that might prove preventable with the right resources. As long as you and your parent, or parents, keep an open dialogue, as well as open minds, you will find many fantastic options that offer your parents the best of all possible worlds.

With the right at-home care, your parents will stay in their beloved home while having the right amount of attentive care that they need to stay safe and healthy, even if your schedule doesn’t allow you to make as many visits as you would like.

Once you find a company that meets all of your parents’ needs, you will start to feel better immediately. By offering your parents choice of staying in their cherished home, as well as making sure someone is consistently going to stop by and check on them, everyone will feel better about the situation. The main thing that you, as well as any adult children of seniors, want for them is to know they are safe, well-fed and well-cared for, especially if your parents suffer any disabilities or injuries.

The caregiver service you choose will offer you trustworthy caregivers ore registered nurses whose intentions are to make your parents’ lives easier each time they visit, offering kindness and friendliness, as well as skillful care and attention to any injury and health concerns or needs.

You can choose from registered nurses if one, or both, of your parents suffers from an ongoing illness, or if you simply want someone to periodically stop by to check on your parents’ needs, senior companions offer you another excellent choice in caregiving.

The beauty of the program you choose is in the details. You will work to tailor a program specifically to your parents’, as well as to your own, needs and comfort level.

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