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Three Reasons To Get Immunotherapy For Insect Stings

If you have recently had an allergic reaction to an insect sting, especially one from a bee, hornet, wasp, or yellowjacket, you might be preparing yourself for a lifetime of being attached to rescue allergy medication like an epinephrine pen. However, you can make that attachment a lot less scary and a lot easier by undergoing immunotherapy -- aka having allergy shots. The popular image of immunotherapy involves allergies to pets and plants, but it has been available for insect sting allergies for quite some time. Read More 

Addressing 2 Common Questions About Vaccines

It is an unfortunate fact that there are an almost countless number of diseases and illnesses that can strike you or your family. While modern medicine can be highly effective at treating these conditions one a patient has them, it is generally better for a patient to avoid as many of these diseases as possible. To this end, vaccinations can be a highly-effective treatment option, but it is common for patients to be relatively uninformed about this treatment. Read More 

4 Things Parents Need To Know About Transient Acantholytic Dermatitis

Transient acantholytic dermatosis, also known as Grover's disease, is a skin condition that is characterized by severe itching. Here are four things parents need to know about it. What are the signs of transient acantholytic dermatosis? If your child develops transient acantholytic dermatosis, you'll notice that they have crusted, red lumps on their skin. These lesions are itchy, sometimes severely so. Generally, this condition affects the trunk, upper legs, or upper arms, but it may be present in other areas of your child's skin as well. Read More 

3 Key Ways To Increase Your Own Health And Happiness While In An Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

When it comes to inpatient rehab facilities, many patients think that the simple fact that they are in a controlled environment means they can do whatever they want with regards to cleanliness and mental health. For example, one of the most commonly overlooked sources of illness in any hospital or rehab facility is food that has been left out for extended periods of time by a patient. Small health mishaps like these can greatly complicate your stay in a rehab facility, so it's up to the patient to make sure that he or she isn't creating any unnecessary hazards in his or her room. Read More 

Important Tests To Incorporate Into Your Employee New Hire Plan

If you've had a recent problem with your employees showing up late for work, drinking on the job or quitting unexpectedly, there may be several reasons why this is occurring. The main goal is to retain employees that are dedicated to their work and productive within every aspect of their workday. While there is a lot of information shared during an employee interview, other tests, including medical, can ensure that your new employee is healthy, sober and competent enough to work. Read More