5 Lessons Your Doctor Can Learn From Your Spa

patient experience

Because it's such a necessary part of our lives, health care is often overlooked as being primarily a service business. In fact, health care, like other service industries including spas and restaurants, must compete for our money – even if it’s insurance money – which means the customer should come first. This fact gets muddied ... Read More...

Medical spa vs. Day spa. Do you know the difference?

medical spa vs. day spa

We’ve come to realize that optimal health is a balance of body, mind and spirit. Imbalances whether due to stress, poor diet or medical conditions can throw an entire system out of kilter. Spas can be a great place to regain some balance by decreasing stress, relieving aching muscles, making lifestyle changes, and boosting self-esteem with ... Read More...

EKG vs. ECG: Decoding Your Heart Tests

ekg vs. ecg

When it comes to measuring the health of your heart, there are two tests that are commonly used: An electrocardiogram (EKG) or an echocardiogram (ECG). What’s the difference? Below is a chart that compares the two procedures.     EKG ECG What is it? A test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. A test that ... Read More...

Matters of the Heart Disease

Seventy-two beats per minute. That is the average rate of a normal beating heart. We associate our hearts with life and love but rarely with women’s heart disease, but one out of every four women will die from heart disease in the U.S. Learning the facts is the best defense to help protect yourself and your loved ones. Below are fifty facts ... Read More...

Doctor’s Orders: Healing Football Injuries

football injuries

The Big Game is almost here! While watching the action from the couch, it’s easy to forget the physical prowess that football athletes possess. They can stop and start quickly, use explosive power, and they possess speed along with physical strength. It’s no wonder, then, that football leads all sports in the number of injuries sustained by ... Read More...

Tips for My Doctor On Improving Patient Visits

improving patient visits

Although I may kvetch when I'm stuck in a doctor's waiting room, impatiently tapping my foot as I check my watch to see a half hour has passed since my appointment time, I begrudgingly understand the delay. Doctors are more overloaded than ever these days and the typical 15 minutes allotted to each patient doesn't cut it anymore. Add to that ... Read More...

Men’s Health Month: Health Tests Every Man Should Undergo and When

men's health month

June is Men's Health Month - a month set aside to raise awareness of prevention, detection, and treatment of diseases that affect men and boys. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual appointments and preventative care than men, and men die at a higher rate than ... Read More...

Bracelet Ensures Doctors Follow Hand Washing Procedure

hand washing procedure

Do you trust your doctors to wash their hands thoroughly before treating you or performing any procedures? If anyone should understand the importance of following proper hand washing procedure, it's doctors. But in this age of superbugs spreading untreatable infections throughout hospitals, we can never be too careful about enforcing sanitary ... Read More...

Ringing in the Ears? Could be Tinnitus

tinnitus

You've probably experienced it after attending a music concert. That low, persistent, and annoying buzz in your ears that you usually notice upon leaving the concert venue when the volume level around you returns to normal. In most cases, the ringing is gone in a day or so and your hearing comes back in full. This ringing in the ears is called ... Read More...

Why Don’t More People Use Hearing Aids?

hearing aids

Most of us know someone who speaks a bit louder than normal, listens to the TV at a high volume, or just flat out needs you to yell in order to hear you. Usually it's an older friend or family member, but anyone can be hard of hearing - whether it's since birth, the result of an illness or ear injury, or due to years spent in an occupation ... Read More...