IV Hydration for Dehydration in Pregnancy

IV Hydration for Dehydration in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting and emotional time in a woman’s life. You’re spending all your energy growing a baby, and this task comes with some uncomfortable side effects. Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom that occurs in the first trimester — beginning around the sixth week but disappearing by week 16 or 18. While […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

When you think about the health of your kidneys, you probably only think about how hard they work after a night of drinking alcohol. But, regardless if you partake in adult beverages or not, your kidneys are working diligently to remove waste and excess fluid from your blood. This helps your body maintain a healthy […]

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Does a Pap Smear Hurt

Does a Pap Smear Hurt?

Pap smears are part of your annual well-woman exam. While receiving this exam is crucial in ensuring your health, it’s easy to put it on the back burner. If you’ve never gotten a pap smear before or if you’ve had a bad experience, then fear may have you reluctant to make an appointment. But, there is […]

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Managing Menopause Symptoms

How to Manage Menopause Symptoms

As a woman, you’re well aware that one day you will enter menopause. But, that day can feel far away until suddenly you’re experiencing symptoms. Now, you’re left wondering how long these symptoms will last, whether they’re normal, and — most importantly — how you can find some relief. What is menopause? Menopause marks the […]

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How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear

How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear?

Going to the gynecologists is one of those things that not a single soul on the planet looks forward to, yet it’s a necessary component of overall health. You have to strip down and only be covered by a paper robe, sit down and speak with a healthcare professional like you’re not freezing and counting […]

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Nurse Practitioner vs Doctor

Nurse Practitioner vs Doctor

Whether you’re going to a healthcare facility for an annual checkup or a specific problem, there are a few things you’ve come to expect. You assume there may be some waiting in the waiting room while they prepare for you, and you presume to see the doctor during your visit. So, when a nurse practitioner […]

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What is a Nurse Practitioner

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

Choosing a career in healthcare is a practical decision. It’s a service that will always be in demand, and it makes people’s lives better. But, since there are so many different titles within the nursing field, it can get pretty confusing trying to figure out what they all do. Granted, certain careers in nursing are […]

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What Causes Elevated Liver Enzymes?

Your liver is truly a powerhouse of an organ. It helps your body fight disease and infection, removes toxins, creates energy from the foods you eat, and so much more. Behind the scenes, helping the liver perform all of these critical functions are enzymes. These chemicals enable and accelerate the chemical reactions that your liver […]

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How to Improve Liver Health

How to Improve Liver Health

Like most of our organs, our liver works behind the scenes to make sure our bodies are healthy and function well for all we put them through. For many people, liver health is only an afterthought following a night out drinking or eating an indulgent meal. However, keeping our livers happy is key for our […]

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Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease on the planet, affecting over a quarter of all people. While there are generally no symptoms to accompany the disease, in some cases it can lead to severe liver damage if left untreated. But what causes fatty liver disease? And what treatment options are available? Types […]

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