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When to use a Retail Clinic or Urgent Care Center by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 27 Dec 2011 3:34pm This past year my daughter visited a retail clinic for a strep throat and my husband visited an urgent care center for his stitches.  Both of these experiences provided excellent value and I would highly recommend retail clinics and urgent care centers for certain types of conditions.  An article written by Misty Williams in the Atlanta Journal C ... Read on »
Kids, Common Infections, Herbs & Antibiotics by Aviva Romm by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 16 Mar 2012 11:28am Excerpted from the now available Spring 2012 Issue of Plant Healer Magazine by Aviva Romm September 1, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report on the problem of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for kids. They found that doctors are unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics for kids more than 50% of the time ... Read on »
Delirious by McNulty Family Posted Mon 04 Feb 2008 12:00am As I sit here typing, my hands raw, cracked and bleeding, I think to myself.... "hmmm... white is sorta my color.. think I'll look goo in a straight jacket?" I can see the headlines now... Mother of Quadruplets Loses Her Mind! Yup, the delirium has set it! Let's review the chain of events that brought us to this morning: Sunday: Gen h ... Read on »
Retail Clinics – The More Affordable Limited Mini ER Room and Physician’s Office With Quality of Service by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 4:00pm When retail clinics first opened, this was one of the big questions, would quality be there.  The clinics also handle a limited amount of treatments and diagnosis areas too, so they can’t be 100% compared with the private practice or full service ER room.  For what they are providing though the survey says good.  They also use electronic medi ... Read on »
More Doctors? by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Without really meaning to, I pounded out a totally serious blog about our health care system.  We all do it.  We all think we have the answers.  I know..this is no more than a hit off the crack-bong of American medical politics, but it shuuurrre feels good, man.   There’s something so empowering about imagining my little ideas solving the ... Read on »
Oregano Oil- The Antibiotic Alternative by Dr. Daniel Kalish Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 21 Jul 2009 10:30pm Before we embark on our exploration of oregano oil as an antibiotic alternative there are few things we must get straight!  First, start thinking prevention; 80% of the factors that surround your lifestyle are within your control.  What is so great is that you can start today simply by considering what you are putting into your body.  Over 2 ... Read on »
Health Crisis Hits Home by Hometown Herbs .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 11 Mar 2009 3:42pm In the March 16th issue of Time magazine, I read a story titled, "The Health Care Crisis Hits Home" and it made me wonder why we as Americans put up with a government and a system that doesn't work. Politics aside, the article talked about how we can think we're paying for health insurance but when we submit the claims, the insurance companies d ... Read on »
Are you eating enough fruits & vegetables? by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:31pm Are you eating enough fresh fruits & vegetables? I know I don't... It’s the one recommendation in almost every diet plan, every guide to nutrition, every fitness book. Even organizations such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the National ... Read on »
Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Recurrent sore throats by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 2 Comments If you have recurrent throat infections with staph or strep bacteria, check your toothbrush, your nose and your mate. One study showed that beta strep, which causes rheumatic fever, was grown from toothbrushes of 30 percent of children who were infected with that germ. Beta strep can persist in unwashed toothbrushes for 15 days and in washed to ... Read on »