Anorexia is a type of eating disorder in which people severely restrict their caloric intake. Often, the goal of this restriction is weight loss but not always. Unfortunately, there are many hurtful misconceptions about eating disorders in popular culture. In reality, eating disorders are mental health issues that deserve to be treated with compassionate care. Patients who struggle with anorexia can find help at inpatient clinics as well as outpatient therapy practices. [Read More]
What Can You Expect At A Preventative Care Visit?
If you have health insurance, your insurance provider will likely require you to have preventative care visits once a year. These visits are intended to help keep you healthy and reduce your risk of developing a future ailment or injury. But what exactly happens at a preventative health visit? Here's a look at the key components. Height and Weight Assessment These appointments generally start with measuring your height and weight. Based on your weight-to-height ratio, the doctor may recommend that you attempt to lose or gain weight. [Read More]
3 Allergy Symptoms And When You Should Get Tested
Allergies can affect you in a number of ways and can be caused by a number of things, including food, outside elements, or other things. If you have allergy symptoms, you may have confused the symptoms with other illnesses, including the cold or the flu, but it could actually be allergies. If you have allergies, the symptoms may be reoccurring and you may also notice that they affect you during a specific time of the year, or only when you are exposed to one specific thing. [Read More]
What To Expect From Your First DOT Physical
When you first started embarking on a career as a commercial truck driver, you may not have realized you'd have to undergo a medical exam to get your license. If your DOT physical approaches, you may be feeling a little anxious and uncertain. This is normal, but in most cases, you really don't have anything to be concerned about. DOT physicals are pretty straightforward. Here's what you can expect. Vision and Hearing Testing [Read More]