health--medical

Child Care And Cold Season: How To Help Your Child Escape Daycare Uninfected

Child care centers can be breeding grounds for bacteria, especially during cold and flu season. After all, many young children know very little about germs and how to avoid spreading germs from one child to the next. Consequently, it is not uncommon for a toddler to wipe their running nose while simultaneously picking up a toy that will played with by dozens of other children throughout the course of the day. Read More 

ACL Tear: Causes, Treatment And Prevention

When it comes to sports injuries, a torn ACL is a very common one. The ACL is the anterior cruciate ligament, which is one of the primary knee ligaments. It is responsible for keeping the knee stable and is often the cause of a knee "giving out." People who have a torn ACL often choose to have surgery, but that is not the only treatment option available. Here are some things to know about having an ACL tear and what treatments are available. Read More 

The Medical Marijuana Debate: CBD As The New Front

The issue of legalizing marijuana, at least for medical purposes, continues to be framed around political, moral, social and cultural concerns. However, the focal point of the question, real and perceived medical benefits, is now receiving serious medical attention. One of the key reasons for this new perspective is research and results related to cannabidiol. While many think of the chemical THC when marijuana is mentioned, it is only one of more than 60 compounds found in cannabis. Read More 

Office Workers And Back Pain

You may often think of people suffering from back pain as those who labor intensely every day, athletes, or those who have been in an accident. But many people who sit at a desk all day are at serious risk for both back and neck pain. In today's modern world where most employees use a computer to complete their daily tasks, the number of people suffering from back pain is increasing. Read More 

Updating Personal Information In EHR: Medical Practice Legal Responsibilities

Medical practices in the United States must now follow strict regulations about the way they handle patient data. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) aims to protect the security and privacy of patient data held in computerized systems and electronic health records (EHR). If your medical practice stores patient information electronically, patients will often need to update or delete their personal details. Learn more about the rules that relate to changes to patient data, and what you need to do to comply with HIPAA legislation. Read More