What Did You Get For Christmas? Hopefully, Not Gout
12 January 2017
If you've ever had an attack of gout, you understand why you never want to get it again. Hopefully, you did not get your attack for Christmas, but the holidays are a prime time for this disease to strike. Here's some things you can do to lessen your risk of gout and what you can do to treat it.
What Is Gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis that is a common source of foot pain in adults.
What You Need To Know About Medicare Supplement Plan Coverage
12 January 2017
Medicare supplement insurance policies help pay for out-of-pocket health care costs not covered by traditional Medicare. Although Medicare supplement insurance is regulated by federal and state laws, plan options and premiums vary. Therefore it's important to know what basic benefits supplement plans provide as well as how they work.
How a Medicare Supplement Plan Works
Eligibility. You must qualify for Medicare Part A and Part B before you can purchase Medicare supplemental insurance–also known as Medigap.
Have Case Will Travel--Or Not? Portable Vs. In-Office Ultrasounds For Vets
20 December 2016
If you're a vet looking to make visits a little easier on your animal clientele, you might have a portable ultrasound machine in mind. Those do have advantages, but are they all that they're cracked up to be? Many animals don't like going to the vet's office, so if there's anything that can make getting checked out easier, that should be good -- but you should evaluate more than just that one test to be sure that spending money on a portable ultrasound is the right move.
How To Prevent Oral Side Effects Of Thyroid Cancer Treatment
14 December 2016
If you have thyroid cancer, it's important to pay attention to your dental health before, during, and after your cancer treatments. Radiation therapy and radioactive iodine treatment can significantly impact your oral health. Although some conditions are irreversible, there are steps you can take throughout the different stages of your cancer treatment to help prevent or minimize some of the side effects that may affect your oral health. Your dentist, endocrinologist, and oncologist can advise you on how to maintain good oral health during and after therapy.