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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What You Need to Know About Psoriasis

Skin cells on the body naturally grow throughout life, and sometimes this process can speed up, causing cells to begin building up rapidly on the skin—a condition called psoriasis. It can lead to scales and red patches on the skin, which are often itchy and can be...

Should You Get an Occipital Nerve Block?

Occipital neuralgia is a condition with which sufferers experience a chronic ache at the base of the skull resulting in shooting pain on the scalp, and it’s just one of several chronic pain conditions related to headaches. Estimates indicate that up to 5 percent of...

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