Weight Loss – What Is SlenderWize?

Let's face it; there is no quick fix for weight loss (outside of surgery). No matter what method you use to lose weight, you must decrease your intake of calories to lose weight and to maintain your new weight. Effectively managing your weight is an issue of a lifestyle of prudent or healthy choices, including…

Faith In Medicine

"Does Medicine Deserve Your Faith?" This is a question asked by Robert Morley in the Philadelphia Trumpet. * He says that with the health care options we have today, the health care community believes people are living longer, healthier lives. But maybe you are wondering if this is true, because people are being medicated for…

International Traveling and Your Health

This is the time of year when many people travel, some internationally. If you plan to leave the country, you may want to consider the following when it comes to your health: – You may not have health insurance coverage for illnesses or injuries that are treated abroad, even if you have US based medical…

Prescription Drugs to Help Cure Acne

Prescription drugs to help cure acne are commonly used when other methods have proven to be ineffective. If you want to know more about using prescription drugs to help fix your acne then read this article to find out more. Prescription drugs which are commonly used to combat acne are antibiotics. These are prescribed by…

Are Vitamin Supplements Beneficial For Our Nutritional Health

A widely debated nutrition topic is vitamin supplementation, and specifically – are multivitamins beneficial to our nutritional health, and should we be supplementing with multivitamins. Dietary supplements are widely used, with the most popular of these being the multivitamins. Research and surveys done by the Nielsen Company show that around 40% of the population worldwide…

The Highs And Lows Of Marijuana Use

Is Legalizing Marijuana Playing With Fire? When marijuana is available legally for patients with medical conditions there can be a number of benefits if certain conditions apply: If the pharmaceutical drug options to treat the patients symptoms carry more risks than marijuana; if the marijuana offers more therapeutic benefits than the pharmaceutical drugs and if…

Medical Tourism Guide For Medical Treatment Abroad

A global economic recession is at hand, but it is no secret that the United States is one of the most affected countries all over. Many citizens are doing their best to make ends meet, even those with urgent health and medical concerns who are waiting in line for treatments. A recent but increasingly popular…

Vitamins – How Important Are They?

Vitamins are organic compounds with no caloric value that are used to help regulate metabolic reactions in the body. They can not be synthesized by the body and therefore must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Vitamins can be divided into two specific groups, water-soluble and fat-soluble. The water-soluble vitamins (B complex, C, and the…

Stress And How To Avoid It

Everyone knows that stress isn’t good – that it can get on top of us and effect our wellbeing. What most people don’t realise is that stress can effect much more than just our mood or mental state. Stress has been shown to have a detrimental effect on many parts of our body and indeed…

What’s All The Fuss About The Raw Food Diet?

What is Raw Food? A healthy raw food diet is made up of whole foods in their natural state, such as: fruits (sweet, fatty or starchy) vegetables nuts and seeds legumes (usually sprouted) grains (usually sprouted) sea vegetables raw condiments edible algae (spirulina and nori) As with most things in life (especially dietary) there are…

The Meaning Of Quality In Health Care

The process of receiving health care services at the correct time in the appropriate way and to get the best possible outcome is defined as quality health care. Six attributes of health care quality • Safety – Care should not harm any patient. • Patient centered – Individual needs should be taken care of when…