Cast Away Your Fracture Coding Confusion

Fracture care is one of the most common procedures performed in the ED, yet many EDs barely break even treating these and other types of orthopedic injuries. To avoid denials and unnecessary fee reduction, coders must know whether the physician provided restorative or definitive care, or whether the patient was only stabilized and referred out.…

Recovering From Metatarsal Fractures

Have you ever had a broken foot? What about a metatarsal? Well, if you had, you will well know how painfull and difficult the recovery of metarsal fractures is. Many time, patients getting very depressed and very down, because recovery is not easy, and sometimes it can take a long time. Metatarsal stress fractures were…

Hypnosis Not Analysis Paralysis to Improve Golf Success

You do not improve your swing and achieve golf success through analysis paralysis. People who teach complex swing thoughts just clutter the conscious mind and block out the unconscious mental processes that just know how to swing the club to the best of a player’s ability. Now don’t get me wrong about the general standard…

The Dangers of Fosamax

According to drugs.com, Fosamax (alendronate) is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures. Fosamax is used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that…

Doctor, When Should Muscle Relaxants be Used For Arthritis?

One question that comes up repeatedly is, “Where do muscle relaxants fall into the treatment approach for different musculoskeletal conditions”? Patients will sometimes ask about them and physicians who see these patients sometimes wonder if these drugs should be considered. Skeletal muscle relaxants are the most widely prescribed drug class in the United States for…

What Can I Do About My Constant Sore Throats?

Question: For as long as I can remember I have suffered from sore throats throughout the year. I now suffer from severe throat infections every four to six weeks, which leave me exhausted. Sometimes I also have horrible catarrh. My doctor will no longer give me antibiotics because she feels that I am becoming immune…

Tonsil Stones 101 – Do You Have a Tonsil Stone?

Tonsil stone is a little white ball of calcareous matter that can be found in the back of your throat. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria that produce sulfur and other debris that form in the tonsils. This debris usually consists of mucous from post nasal drip and collects small pockets called tonsil…

How to Prevent and Eliminate Diabetes

The type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that is often preventable but sad to say, the condition is on the rise worldwide. Diabetes is now affecting 246 million people and is expected to hit 380 million by 2025. Each year a further 7 million people develop diabetes. It is now the fourth leading…

Diabetic Foot – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your nerves or blood vessels. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. You may not feel a cut, a blister or a sore. Foot injuries such as these can cause ulcers and infections.…

Scabies Rash : What Causes Scabies?

Scabies rash is a very itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into your skin. Scabies can affect people of all ages and from all incomes and social levels. Even people who keep themselves very clean can get scabies rash. Many people who get scabies rash are not even aware of why they…