Around The World In 80 Procedures

Medical tourism is a field that has gained a great deal of traction. Bringing vacation together with low-cost medical procedures, it is an odd-yet-attractive synthesis. The phenomenon is not just a hot item for Americans;

31 percent of West Australian women surveyed say they would consider it. Popular destinations include Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States, which is home to a range of cosmetic treatments from facelifts to blepharoplasty. Due to the obvious ability to obtain medical treatments anywhere and save, medical tourism has travelers upping the ante on this unique opportunity. After all, who doesn’t enjoy saving money on medical costs and seeing the world at the same time?

The high cost of cancer: Responses in the East and West

The American Cancer Society warns that in the high cost of cancer treatment, health insurance is “no guarantee… you will be protected from major, life-changing expenses.” In […]

5 Perks of a Career in Healthcare

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nine of the top 20 careers with the greatest amount of projected growth are in the healthcare industry. Whether you’re searching for an entirely new career, or are getting ready to enter the job market for the first time, there are some compelling reasons to consider pursuing a career in the healthcare field.

Constant Demand

Throughout their lives, people can take advantage of more opportunities when they enjoy good health. That reality, combined with continuing advances in medical technology, mean that regardless of the specific career path you choose, you’ll likely always be in demand. Unlike some other types of jobs where downsizing is a risk, there is an aging population, and that helps to ensure a steady need for healthcare related assistance too. This job stability and security gives you more peace of mind around the workplace and offers opportunities to participate […]

Medicinal Plants for Your Garden

There are some plants that are just handy to have around at times. These plants can help with burns or upset stomachs or even sore throats. Growing them in your garden is not only a good idea, but much more affordable then buying them from the pharmacy or herbal shop. Here are some plants everyone should grow to keep their families healthy:

1. Aloe Vera – This cactus like plant is great for burns. The meaty interior can be applied directly to the skin. When juiced and consumed, the Aloe Vera plant has stomach calming qualities and helps with bowel problems.

2. Chamomile – This flower not only has a nice scent but it can be used for many illnesses. With calming qualities it is usually boiled into a tea and drank to relive stress and cure insomnia.

3. Echinacea – This is one herb that you need to take […]

Why are BPA’s so Bad?

BPA Overview

In recent years, there have been concerns over the amount of BPA in consumer plastics. This compound, also called Bisphenol A, was suspected to cause serious health problems. This public hysteria of BPA was fueled by studies in which researches showed adverse health problems, including cancer, in animals injected with large quantities. Since then, Wal-Mart has stopped carrying all products with BPA; Nalgene, Playtex, and other plastic makers have stopped using it in their products. Though people avoid BPA, many have little understanding of the chemical itself and how it is poisonous to the body.

Understanding BPA and Its Uses

Bisphenol A is a polar, organic molecule that has no color and is a solid at room temperature. With two phenol rings, the molecular structure contains 15 carbon atoms and 2 oxygen atoms. Chemical engineers use it as chemical reagents and building blocks to develop other complex organic […]

The Five Best Healthy Cooking Shows

Healthy eating is incredibly important, but I think many of us forget to do what’s right for our bodies and give it the fuel it needs without all of the bad stuff. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have something tasty and delicious just because we’re eating right. These five shows prove that you can eat healthily, and still get plenty of flavors.

Not My Mama’s Meals

A Cooking Channel original, host Bobby Deen (Paula’s son) takes his mother’s delicious Southern recipes and transforms them into leaner but still delicious meals. Using substitutions for some of the unhealthier ingredients, Bobby is able to keep the flavor while trimming down the calories. If you love Paula but can’t stand the calories, give Bobby’s show a shot. It’s definitely not his mama’s meals.

Some of Bobby’s meals include Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries and Bobby’s Light Banana Pudding.

Christina Cooks

A […]

How To Tell If You Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a breathing condition that affects up to 5 percent of the population. This condition can disturb sleep, make people less effective during the day, and endanger overall health. Sleep apnea can affect people of any age. Experts believe up to 85 percent of those who have sleep apnea do not know they have it.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when the airways for breathing do not open properly during sleep.

Sleep apnea is linked to high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. It can worsen heart problems. The lack of quality sleep can also increase work and driving accidents. Sleep apnea is a problem that must be managed over a lifetime. Two types of sleep apnea occur, obstructive sleep apnea, and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the throat muscles relax, blocking off the airway. Central sleep apnea occurs when the […]