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Got Pain? It Could Be What You’re Not Eating

Low fat. No fat. Reduced fat. These days, fat is considered the enemy to anyone who wants to lose or maintain their weight. Grocery store shelves are full of nonfat or reduced fat versions of traditionally high fat or unhealthy foods. Want to lose weight and still eat cookies? No problem! Want a slice of pizza without the guilt? Just add some nonfat cheese! Except that the American obsession with

Why Home Health Nurses Hate Telemedicine and What to Do About It

Telemedicine has the ability to enhance home health care in a number of ways. It reduces the need for certain kinds of nurse visits, allows remote monitoring, improves medication compliance and enhances patient education. However, a home health nurse can’t be replaced by video conferencing equipment, especially in an elderly population that often suffers from social isolation. A recent qualitative study published by BioMed Central Health Services Research suggests that

The 5 Advantages of Working at an Addiction Rehabilitation Center

If you’re interested in a career that involves helping people in need, consider joining the staff of a local rehabilitation center. Although many public health experts choose to work at hospitals, retirement homes and assisted living facilities, working at a rehab center can be a deeply rewarding career choice. When considering a job in rehabilitation, the following advantages cannot be overlooked. Helping Patients Improve Their Lives Doctors, nurses and counselors

4 Tips for Promoting Compassion in Social Work

The people you’re most likely to help as a social worker, people who struggle at or below the poverty line, face a social stigma from many who misunderstand what it is you do in social services. Your aim is to help families not only survive, but thrive on their own efforts. However, if your clients feel judged — either by your staff or society as a whole — they’re less

Cloud or Colocation: What’s the Difference?

“You need to move everything to the cloud.” “Have you considered colocation? That will solve all of your problems.” “The cloud, colocation. It’s all the same thing.” If you’ve discussed the idea of data management with anyone over the last few years, chances are you’ve heard statements like these at one time or another. When it comes to delivering the services that your company needs, quickly, affordably and efficiently, everyone

How to Benefit from Pain Management, Even in Addiction Recovery

Many recovering addicts also struggle with chronic pain. According to some estimates, 34 to 40 percent of opiate addicts being treated with buprenorphine or methadone also suffer from a chronic pain problem. Most recovering addicts will also face acute pain issues at least once after entering recovery. Recovering addicts and their doctors are understandably concerned about using narcotic painkillers. There’s a chance narcotic pain relief could lead to relapse in

What States Should Learn From The Federal Government About E-Cigs

Currently, regulations on e-cigarettes are being debated everywhere from the city council in NYC and LA to the federal government. This is largely because the product is so new and increasing in popularity so dramatically that governments are being forced to address the issue long before information on potential health effects are known. Because there is a disparity in potential treatment of the product by municipalities and the feds, here’s

5 Ways What You Eat Impacts Your Hearing

Most people are familiar with the saying, “You are what you eat.” But, what if “you hear what you eat” were also true? The British Journal of Nutrition has reported that researchers have compared the intake of specific nutrients to hearing loss in a group of adults, aged 45 to 60 years old. Baseline hearing levels were assessed at the start of the study and then taken periodically during the

Top Tips for Health and Safety in the Workplace

It’s essential for every office, factory and place of business to be fit for workers to come every day and go about their jobs safely and properly. It’s an employer’s responsibility to look after the health and welfare of their employees, not to mention anyone else who might be affected by their business. If you run a business and employ staff, that means that you must protect your workers and

How Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Affect Skin?

For people wishing to remove unwanted hair from the face or body, laser hair removal can be an enticing option because it promises to reduce or eliminate the need to regularly shave or wax hair that can be irritating and unsightly. While laser hair removal performed by licensed practitioners is generally considered a safe procedure, there are some side effects that should be taken into consideration. Many of the common