Medicine has advanced milestones the past few decades and patients’ lives are better thanks to these advances. It is also easier for medical practitioners to treat patients, diagnose illnesses, and make the lives of the sick more comfortable. Whether it’s new technology, state-of-the-art machines, advanced medicine, or simple histology supplies, there is no doubt that advancements in the field of medicine continue to change the world.
Here are some of the most important medical advances throughout history in no particular order:
Communicable diseases have been a problem. Dr. Edward Jenner, a scientist and English physician first presented the idea of using vaccines in 1796 when he prevented a little boy from contracting the smallpox. He is known as the “father of immunology” and saved plenty of lives during his lifetime. Vaccines were then improved by Louis Pasteur during World War I and World War II to protect soldiers against diseases such as typhus, diphtheria, and tetanus.
Before x-rays and radiologic images were present, physicians relied on physical signs of damage to the body. Wilhelm Conrad R?ntgen discovered x-rays in 1895 and he received a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Thanks to this medical development, doctors can now scan the internal parts of a patient to determine the extent of a disease or an injury.
Humphry Davy noticed that nitrous oxide has pain-relieving properties when he inhaled it while suffering from a toothache in 1799. That was how the “laughing gas” was born. Years after, other noteworthy figures in the field of medicine used nitrous oxide to relieve pain during surgery and childbirth. Read more…
Life places many demands on people. Both parents usually work. People have to commute a long distance to work. Job demands make people stressed. Children need to be taken to their extracurricular activities. There is so much to do in a day, people can have little time for other errands, appointments and cleaning.
Several families hire maids or a cleaning service to come in to clean their houses. According to a family’s needs, a cleaning service can come in once or twice a week to provide deep cleaning. Some services charge extra to make beds, attend to pets and cook meals. For families where both parents work, this type of service can be invaluable. Cleaning services do deep cleaning, such as cleaning walls, baseboards, on top of cabinets, ceiling fans and other hard-to-see areas.
An in-house nanny can save substantial time. Commuting to take a little one to a preschool, daycare or other childcare service can take up to two hours out of the day. Children may have to wake up early on a daily basis for such kind of an arrangement. However, by having a live-in nanny, it’s not necessary to wake children up early unless they are on that kind of schedule. Less commute time is needed to ensure little ones receive the required care they need with a live-in nanny. Mornings run smoother, and so does the rest of the day. Read more…
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Arthritis is a common problem that many individuals suffer from. In order to minimize the pain associated with this disease, many people have joint surgery. If you have ankle arthritis, then this might be an option for you. How do you know if you are a good candidate for ankle arthritis surgery? The following information can help you determine if surgery is right for you.
Your Pain Level
It is important to evaluate the pain you are experiencing from ankle arthritis. If your pain is affecting your quality of life, then it might be wise to consider surgery. Many people that opt for surgery have significant pain. It interrupts their sleep, disrupts their moods, and affects their relationships. Furthermore, if your pain is getting worse, ankle arthritis surgery might be a good idea.
Ankle arthritis causes many people to give up daily activities that they love. For example, you might stop walking everyday because your joints hurt too much. Some people are in so much pain that the idea of going to the mall sounds unbearable. If you are giving up the things that you love, then surgery might be something to consider.
Other Treatment Options
A lot of people turn to surgery because the other treatment options they have tried to relieve their pain have been ineffective. They do not experience enough relief with exercise, topical solutions, medication, and more. If these remedies are not helping you, then you might want to talk to your doctor about a more invasive alternative to help you cope with your ankle arthritis. Read more…
The U.S. Athletic Training Center is located on Madison Avenue in New York City. Established by Mary Leonard and Gary Guerriero in 1994, the facility is not just your normal gym. At USATC, the practice is known as aggressive sports physical therapy. The facility functions as an athletic workout facility as well as a physical therapy unit for injured athletes.
The USATC focuses and boasts a successful history of working with patients who are injured, maximizing the time and resources that they have available and decreasing the amount of healing time for the client. Patients receive top quality care and most insurance plans pay for this service because it does decrease treatment time. The most common clientele include athletes and dancers, but this doesn’t exclude the occasional Fortune 500 exec who overdid it on vacation or a stay-at-home mom who has had enough of staying at home and wants to maximize her potential in life. All clients, no matter who, receive the same service – extensive knowledge provided in a homely, comfortable atmosphere.
The USATC is an 8,500 square foot facility that holds a complete gym, employs coaches, physical therapists, dieticians, and other specialists who all work together with the client to create a customized plan for maximizing health training. The USATC is the first fully equipped facility with a motion lab.
What is a motion lab?
The motion lab has a computer loaded with a program that will analyze your gait, your tennis swing, or your fast pitch and analyze it. This program will slowly analyze each part of the movement scientifically and then offer functions that are comparable to those of top class athletes for you to incorporate into your own movements. It’s quite fascinating – a scientific formula to perfect your athletic performance. Read more…
Electrolysis is a commonly use hair removal procedure. There are pros and cons involved in hair removal by electrolysis. It is important to the pros and cons before you decide to use this procedure for removing unwanted hairs from your skin. Everything may be fine, but the cost may not be affordable to you and you may not be able to use the procedure for removing unwanted hairs. Hence, know pros and cons of hair removal by electrolysis.
Pros of hair removal by electrolysis
- Electrolysis has the best tract record among all hair removal procedures available at present to a patient/client/customer. This is the only procedure that is accepted by USFDA as permanent solution to hair removal or electrolysis is the only procedure which can cause permanent hair removal and approved by USFDA. No other procedure is approved by USFDA as able to cause permanent hair removal. All other hair removal procedures provide only temporary result, although some may prove quite long term result, but still temporary.
- Practically anyone with any hair type, skin color or on any part of the skin, electrolysis can be used for hair removal. Many procedures cannot be used in some areas of skin, some procedures cannot be used for some types of skin or some hair color types. But, this is not the case with electrolysis. Unless some specific reason is there, electrolysis can be used for hair removal by anybody and in any area of skin and by any skin type individuals.
- Side effects are minimal, if any. It is practically painless (may cause only mild discomfort).
Every procedure or treatment modality has myths due to misunderstanding and wrong ideas about the procedure. Electrolysis also has various untrue myths. One should guard against such myths. Because, myths usually make a person take a wrong decision.
Myth one: Electrolysis for removal of unwanted hair is painful.
Fact: There may be uncomfortable feeling during the procedure, but it is certainly not painful. Even the discomfort felt is not unbearable and in fact it is just mild discomfort. Modern electrolysis devices have reduce the uncomfortable feeling further, as many modern devices use heat or chemical on the hair follicles for removing hairs instead of electric current. If the discomfort is more, topical anesthetic can be used to reduce the discomfort. Hence, the myth that electrolysis for hair removal is painful is totally wrong.
Myth two: Temporary hair removal methods are better.
Fact: It certainly depends on the user to decide what is best for him/her. But to say temporary methods are better is certainly wrong. There are many advantages of electrolysis over other methods of hair removal, such as the result is usually permanent hair removal and hair free skin. Although, ultimately the user decides which method is bet for her/him. One should learn about other methods of hair removal too, to know which is best for her/him. For example, creams or liquids used for hair removal have various chemicals that may have potentially serious side effects (such as severe allergy or anaphylactic reaction), waxing can be painful and results are temporary and need specific length of hairs for effectiveness (during these time the user has to bear with the hairs), laser hair removal cannot be done in the areas near the eye, such as eyebrows or eyelashes. Shaving is most commonly used temporary hair removal method, but it has various disadvantages. Hence, if you want a permanent hair free skin, it is better to select electrolysis. Make sure to select an expert electrologist for your electrolysis. Read more…