Monthly Archives: June 2017

How Indoor Tanning Can Affect Your Skin Health

Any use of a tanning bed, booth or sunlamp to tan the skin is called indoor tanning, and this form of tanning has a direct relationship to the development of skin cancer. Exposure to ultraviolet rays while indoor tanning can lead to melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell... Read more »

Tips to Ease Cancer Side Effects

Symptoms of cancer vary depending on factors like the location of the cancer, the size and the organ(s) it’s affecting. The treatment methods you undergo will also affect the way you feel. There are a few relatively common cancer-related side effects, such as fatigue, pain and nausea. No matter which ones you’re dealing with, know... Read more »

What is Value-Based Care and Why Does it Matter?

The idea behind value-based care is simple: improve the quality of healthcare while simultaneously reducing costs. Healthcare organizations around the country, including outpatient clinics, hospitals and insurance providers, have been making the shift to value-based care over the past several years, and many patients are now seeing the effects of this shift. Revere Health began... Read more »

Signs and Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Even small amounts of lead can lead to serious health issues, and lead poisoning can occur if lead builds up in the body over months or years. Children under 6 years old are especially susceptible to lead poisoning, which can have a major effect on both mental and physical development. Lead poisoning can come from... Read more »

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Movement Disorders

Several movement disorders can have an effect on your basic quality of life, and if symptoms become extreme, one area of treatment some patients look to is deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS). Deep brain stimulation is a variation of an old surgery that’s been used since the 1960s. DBS surgery is more effective than these... Read more »

What are Ovarian Cysts?

Women have two ovaries located on each side of the uterus, and these ovaries can develop fluid-filled sacs or pockets either within or on their surface called ovarian cysts. Several women have ovarian cysts at some point in their lives, and while many of these cysts aren’t harmful, some cases of ovarian cysts can be... Read more »

What is Prune Belly Syndrome?

Also referred to as triad syndrome or Eagle-Barrett syndrome, prune belly syndrome is a congenital condition that relates to weakness in the stomach, issues in the testicles and trouble with formation of the urinary system. Prune belly syndrome is very rare, but can be severe and even fatal in some cases. It can often be... Read more »

Chronic Hives Care: Knowing When and How to Soothe the Skin

Chronic hives, known medically as urticaria, are a skin reaction that causes red or white itchy welts. These vary in size and can appear and fade repeatedly. Chronic hives last at least six weeks, or recur over months or years. Much of their treatment involves finding ways to reduce symptoms and find relief, and while... Read more »

Night Terrors in Children

Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are episodes of screaming, intense fear and flailing that take place while the sufferer is still asleep. They’re most common in children, particularly between ages 3 and 12 years old, but they can also be present in adults. Night terrors are not the same as nightmares—symptoms of night... Read more »