Frequently Asked Questions About Pink Eye...

Sep 28, 2016 by

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is the inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and eyelid. This is typically caused by a bacterial or viral infection that is, fortunately, quite easy to diagnose and treat. Symptoms tend to include itching and burning of the eyes, tearing up, discharge, and swelling. If you think you may have pink eye, it is important to pay close attention to these questions and answers about conjunctivitis. What treatment is available for those with conjunctivitis? Doctors advise that patients allow the virus to run its course and let the immune system to do its job. Often, pink eye accompanies a common cold or flu. When this issue clears up, the pink eye may as well. Fortunately, treatment is available in the form of ointment or drops. If...

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Lower Back Pain After Doing Deadlifts? Here’s 3 Solutions...

Sep 9, 2016 by

If you’re just getting started doing the heavy weightlifting at the gym, then you are most likely doing deadlifts. These lifts, along with squats and bench presses, are considered vital for muscle growth. However, they also pose a problem for many people. It’s not uncommon to have muscle aches in your lower back after a session of deadlifts. That’s not a situation that is conductive to further exercise, and it’s also not something you should ignore. Here are three solutions to deal with it. Practice Proper Form: Get A Spot Check The first thing you need to find out is if you are practicing proper form. There are two ways you can do this. If you workout in a gym, you are going to want to speak with a personal trainer. Have them analyze...

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Make These Efforts To Talk To Someone Who Is Clearly Struggling To Hear...

Aug 24, 2016 by

When you have a family member who is showing signs of hearing loss, it’s not necessarily your job to suggest that he or she should get hearing aids. However, you can make the person’s life easier by changing how you approach conversing with him or her. When someone is struggling to hear, crowded rooms and even one-on-one conversations can be a nightmare, and the person can feel highly embarrassed because of having to repeatedly ask others for clarification. If you can tell someone is having trouble hearing, here are some efforts that you can take to improve the situation. Suggest A Change In Venue If you’re in a crowded area, whether it’s a home or a public space such as a restaurant, the person with hearing difficulties may have an extremely tough time hearing...

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Time for a New Managed-Care Contract? 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid...

Aug 8, 2016 by

If you’re a physician, you probably think you have all the information you need to negotiate a favorable managed-care contract. Unfortunately, that might not necessarily be true. In fact, you might be losing money on your contract. Before you sign on the dotted line for your next managed-care contract, make sure you’re getting the best possible deal for your money. Here are three mistakes that seriously undermine your bottom line when it comes to managed-care contracts. Provisions That Allow the Payer to Arbitrarily Adjust Payments Before you sign a contract for managed care, you need to understand the way that payment adjustments are made. Some contracts allow automatic payment adjustments once the claim is submitted. If that happens, you may end up being paid a lower fee for services that you’ve already provided. To...

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Simple Things To Do Before Your Massage To Avoid Embarrassment...

Jul 27, 2016 by

Regardless of your specific reason for scheduling a massage, relaxation is likely one of your desired outcomes. While your massage therapist’s techniques, the use of essential oils and the dulcet tones playing in the background of the treatment room can contribute to your inner relaxation, you’ll feel anything but relaxed if you feel embarrassed during your massage. There are many potential causes of embarrassment and, while your therapist has likely encountered all these scenarios and won’t bat an eye, you may feel uncomfortable. To lessen your risk of something occurring that makes you feel embarrassed, here are some simple pre-massage things to tend to. Wash Your Body It might seem like common sense to wash before you arrive for your massage, but there’s more to making sure you’re clean than just rinsing in the...

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Does Your Loved One Need Help? 3 Things You Should Know About Substance Abuse...

Jul 12, 2016 by

Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the abuser. It affects the entire family. In fact, substance abuse affects everyone that is in the abuser’s circle, including friends and co-workers. If you have someone in your life who’s abusing drugs or alcohol, you want to help them. If you’ve tried everything to help your loved one, don’t give up. Here are three things you need to know about substance abuse and how it affects your loved one. A Different Reality If you have a loved one who is suffering from substance abuse, they’re going to need your help to overcome the addiction. Unfortunately, they might not want your help. In fact, they might not even think they need your help. Substance abuse often creates a false reality for the addict. In this false reality, the addict...

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