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Treatment Options and Therapy for Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or have a history of cancer in your family, you want to be sure to plan out a plan of attack for your treatment. Learning about different treatment options and how they work with your body to fight cancerous cells is beneficial. It will give you peace of mind knowing that you are killing cancerous cells and regaining your health. Therapy and treatment are broken down into three categories: chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Chemotherapy drugs are taken either orally or intravenously and help fight cancer cells by traveling through the bloodstream.

Radiation therapy uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells and reduce the size of tumors. Surgery is often the first treatment option explored and is used to remove the tumor from your body if possible. You can get more information on these and other treatments as see a breakdown of cancer statistics in America by taking a look at the infographic below.

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The Affordable Health Care Act Rolls Out

Affordable Health Care for All

The Affordable Health Care Act is an enormous, sudden change in the health care system, and since it is new, its information needs to be disseminated to a widely uninsured, uninformed public. To suddenly need to reach out to those uninsured millions, to inform them and show them their options, to essentially pitch the idea as though they were selling a cereal, is a challenge. Darren Rodgers, chief marketing officer at Health Care Service Corp., which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in a number of states, says, “We probably have a lot to learn from the Procter and Gambles of the world; and those types of companies that have been marketing to consumers for years.”

Rodgers has had to jump through a number of hoops in order to discover who consumers for Obamacare are. Because many are not insured, data was not readily available for Rodgers, and had to be collected externally. “We had to learn to delve into the individual-buyer marketplace…” Rodgers said. Rodgers believes that the Latino market will have a lot of opportunity. Many of the younger consumers can be reached through smartphones. A large percentage of younger people today are using the growing number of (more…)

What is Malignant Mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the mesothelium, a membrane that acts as a protective lining for some of the body’s internal organs. It is sometimes simply referred to as mesothelioma. The term malignant is used to describe the condition’s main characteristic: malignant tumors. (more…)

Can Kinesio Tapes Treat Sports Injuries?

Physiotherapists and doctors are now discovering a method of treating sports injuries that was in the oblivion for years – injury management with the help of Kinesio Tapes. While technically Kinesio Tapes may not qualify as a pioneering technology or method, it definitely is convenient and is now being used on a lot of athletes. Kinesio Tapes were the brainchild of Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor. Kinesio Tapes promises to eventually become the buzzword in sports injury rehabilitation practices. However, there are people, who observe that before Kinesio Tapes becomes a standard method of treating sports injuries, it must pass through long and stringent evaluations.

Kinesio taping at back4health

What are Kinesio Tapes?

Simply speaking, Kinesio Tapes replicates certain kinds of massage therapies that can alleviate pain. The injury first needs to be assessed. According to Dr. Kase, the main source of pain lies in the area between the epidermis and dermis layers in the skin. Dr. Kase observes that when an injury occurs, the area between the epidermis and dermis layers becomes narrow and restricts the flow of blood and lymphatic fluids. The tape, when applied locally, widens the region and facilitates freer movement of lymphatic fluids and blood (more…)

When You Need a Laprascopic Varicocelectomy

When it comes to dealing with the scrotum or groin area, you probably don’t want to hesitate in getting things checked out, guys. It’s one thing to dislike doctors, but when the problem happens to be in a highly sensitive area, you must take action. If you haven’t already noticed, varicocele is a major problem. Varicocele is the swelling of the veins that prevent the spermatic cord from doing its job. When the blood backs up, the veins get bigger – and while it may not be immediately painful, the problem is still there and needs to be fixed. Proper blood flow is important to the body and the veins are the channel that pumps that blood. A laparoscopic-varicocelectomy is a way to get rid of the problem. But before you explore that, you have to know what to look for.

  • Discoloration of the scrotum – If you start to see some spider veins or deep red rashes on the scrotum then more than likely you have a problem with varicocele. Oftentimes this is painful; as such you should get it checked out as quickly as possible to avoid further damage to the testes. In some cases, the discolorations can be painless – but even so it still requires the blood overflow from the veins to be drained and wasted away properly.
  • General pain in the scrotum – This is extremely evident when sitting and standing constantly. It is not something people want to go through daily. It is hard enough to maintain focus when you are dealing with pain, but (more…)