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Give Distraction Techniques a Shot to Help Children Face Their Fear of Needles

Posted on October 13, 2016

Doctors say that many of their young patients have an intense fear of needles. Their phobia of needles often leads them to troubling tears and tantrums when they need to get a shot. The child’s fear of needles can be as difficult for the parents as it is for the child. Fortunately, researchers may have figured out how to overcome… Read More

Get Moving to Celebrate Sports Physical Therapy During National Physical Therapy Month

Posted on October 10, 2016

October is National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) and MD Now encourages the community to actively support this worthwhile event. National Physical Therapy Month is hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) every October to show appreciation for all of the physical therapy organizations, sports physical therapy specialists, and physical therapist assistants who have helped millions of people get back on… Read More

How to Treat Asthma and Allergies When a Hurricane Hits

Posted on September 29, 2016

In South Florida, everyone needs to be prepared for a hurricane during the summer and fall months. But when you suffer from asthma or allergies, preparation is particularly important. In addition to knowing how to treat asthma and allergies in general, you must be ready to respond to a reaction during a dangerous storm. But once you understand the right… Read More

Take the Sting Out of Bee Sting Treatment

Posted on September 15, 2016

A bee sting may seem like a minor annoyance, but it can actually be life-threatening to people with severe reactions. When a bee stings an individual, it injects venom from its stinger directly into a person’s skin, and a part of the bee’s stinger that contains its venom sack remains in the skin. While most people only experience a mild… Read More

How to Handle Common Allergies, from Treating Asthma to Pollen Allergy Relief

Posted on September 1, 2016

People of all ages can suffer from allergies, but some allergies are much more widespread than others. Since allergic reactions can range from mild to life threatening, it’s vital to know how to treat these to save you from suffering and possibly save your life. With this helpful guide on allergies, you’ll be prepared to respond to allergic reactions as… Read More

Summer Sun Safety: Save Your Skin and Avoid Treatment for Skin Cancer

Posted on August 25, 2016

Summertime means more time spent outdoors, wearing less clothing, and more hours of sunlight. All of these factors can increase your risk of skin cancer. According to medical experts, skin cancer is now the most common kind of cancer in the United States. And it’s most frequently caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Since protection is the best… Read More

Why a Medical App is Prescribed to Help You Take Prescriptions Properly

Posted on August 18, 2016

Today, a serious problem that’s affecting healthcare is patients failing to take their prescription medication as directed. This “prescription contradiction” contributes to dangerous under treatment, preventable complications, and unnecessary fatalities. But with the popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices, doctors have started creating healthcare apps to remind patients when it’s take to time to take their prescriptions, as well… Read More

Heart Disease in Women – Heart Health Tips for Moms

Posted on August 11, 2016

While women typically put the health of their families first, they must also take a second to take care of their own health to protect themselves from heart disease. Research shows that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. In addition, more women die from heart disease than men each year. And since heart problems in women… Read More

Dive into How to Treat Jellyfish Sting Injuries

Posted on August 4, 2016

Summertime calls for days of play splashing in the sea, but many people end up in deep trouble when they become the victim of a jellyfish sting. This happens to many people, yet few know the correct jellyfish sting remedy and how to treat the trouble. Jellyfish have tentacles that are covered with little stingers. If these tentacles come into… Read More

Make MD Now Urgent Care Your PokéStop for Pokémon Go Injuries

Posted on July 21, 2016

Catching a Pokémon a day does not keep the doctor away.The popular game that sends users on an outdoor, virtual hunt has led to many real-life injuries.Don’t believe it? One user in California tweeted an x-ray showing he broke his collarbone from the game.Another one wrote: “My brother went to catch a Pokémon and ended up with a sprained ankle ”From… Read More

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