Preparing for a Pap Smear: Dos and Don’ts for Patients

Pap smears are an important screening for females to have done once they reach adulthood. Specifically, the results of a pap smear can be used to detect potentially abnormal cells that could be the sign of a cervical cancer or another medical problem. If you've never had a pap smear done before but will be having one done in the near future, you may understandably be feeling a little nervous. To help you relax, there are a few preparation tips worth keeping in mind. Read More 

Don’t Let A Myth Keep You From The Benefits Of Acupuncture

It's fair to say that the thought of someone placing small needles in your skin doesn't exactly sound like a good time. For this reason, a number of people miss out on the healing benefits acupuncture offers due to the thought of discomfort. The idea that this treatment method is painful is a widespread thought, but more importantly, it is a widespread myth. Myths like this, as well as others, prevent people from partaking in this treatment method. Read More 

Understanding Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

When you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, it may take a while for you to get over the initial shock of the diagnosis. However, once you have wrapped your mind around the reality of your new situation, the next step is to begin treatment and try to overcome your cancer. Before you head to the oncologist's office to get started, you should get to know some of your prostate cancer treatment options. Read More 

5 Foot Care Tips For Diabetics

When you suffer from diabetes, it is even more important to take extra good care of your feet. If you get a small cut or wound on your feet and do not treat it soon, you can develop an infection and other problems. Here are five good foot care tips for diabetics: Do not Go Barefoot While going barefoot inside the house is not a big deal for most people, it can pose dangers for diabetics. Read More 

How To Recover From A Dry Socket

Wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million Americans a year. After your tooth has been removed, the next step is to begin your road to recovery. As with any surgery, there are some risks that you may face complications, such as a dry socket. Fortunately, you can work with your dentist to get the dry socket under control. The Symptoms of a Dry Socket When you have a dry socket, you will experience pain three to four days after you have had the tooth removed. Read More