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Dental X-Rays: Detecting Six Potential Problems

For some dental patients, x-rays are the most uncomfortable and irritating part of a routine office visit.   When dental x-rays are taken, patients typically need to remain in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. Also, many patients are uneasy about getting frequent dental x-rays because of the idea of being exposed to radiation.   However, dentists routinely take x-rays of patient's teeth for a variety of important reasons. X-rays are used to detect all of the following issues that are important to detect and treat early to avoid severe complications and discomfort: Read More 

What To Do When Non-Invasive Treatment Doesn’t Take Away Your Back Pain

For many, clinics such as Beltline Chiropractic can alleviate back pain or even eliminate it completely. However, sometimes there is a special case. If your doctor has tried various forms of treatment such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs and back braces, but your back pain persists, then it's time to look at surgical options to remove the pain. A laminectomy is commonly done to repair bone and tissue in your back. Read More 

Attract Families With Kids In Sports To Your Urgent Care Center With Family-Friendly Features

When faced with an after-hours sports injury, parents must decide whether to take their children to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. The severity of the injury, their proximity to a medical facility and insurance coverage will all affect whether parents decide to go to the hospital or an urgent care center. These aren't the only factors they'll consider, though. If you run an urgent care center, you can differentiate your facility from emergency rooms by providing family-friendly features that will entice parents to bring their injured children to your practice, rather than the hospital. Read More 

Treatment Options For Presbyopia

As you age, your risk to develop certain visual problems can grow. One such condition that could possibly impact your vision is presbyopia. If you have been recently diagnosed with the condition, you need to understand your treatment options. What Is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is a progressive eye condition that can lead to an inability to focus on objects within short range. It is a fairly common eye condition that starts to develop around the mid-40s. Read More 

Five Healthcare Jobs You Can Get With Short-Term Training

There are five rewarding healthcare jobs you can get with just a few weeks or months of training. The demand for these services is high, the pay is moderately good, and most places you would work for offer excellent benefits as well.    Certified Nursing Assistant A certified nursing assistant (CNA) works under the direction of the nurses and other medical staff in hospitals, nursing homes, or in home-health care. To become a state-certified CNA you need to take an intensive course that usually lasts 6-9 weeks. Read More