Migraine Surgery: What You Can Expect

If you constantly suffer migraines and most treatments have been ineffectual, you may be tempted to try migraine surgery. Surgery, in and of itself, has its own risks, but any surgery that targets a health issue in the brain, head, face or neck is especially risky. If you wish to pursue it in spite of the risks, here is what you can expect from this procedure. Evaluation with a Plastic Surgeon

Recognizing The Threat Of Eating Disorders: Are You At Risk?

Sadly, no other mental illness claims more lives than eating disorders, but too often, people fail to recognize the symptoms or choose to ignore them. If you even suspect you're afflicted with a disorder involving your perception, consumption, and elimination of food, you need to take the matter very seriously. Understand that you're not alone, first of all, then realize there is a way out and a means of getting better.

Four Categories Of Pharmaceuticals Now In Use For Pain Management

Pain management is big business in the U.S. So much so, in fact, that drugs that were only recently used for other purposes have now been prescribed for pain. Having tested these other medications on patients for pain, it has been found that they may work better for managing pain than the medications these patients were previously prescribed. Here are four categories of pain medications that are now being prescribed for pain in the U.

Treatments For Depression

Major Depressive Disorder, also known as just depression, is a mental disorder that affects the mood of a person and makes them feel down. Everybody has times of sadness, but depression has to be a pattern throughout your life in order to be diagnosed. Other specific criteria also have to be met. Some symptoms of depression are depressed mood most of the day, loss of interest in activities (including ones you loved before), fatigue every day, sleep issues, problems thinking clearly, and thoughts about death or suicide.

Three Reasons To Establish A Working Relationship With A Family Medical Center

In the early 20th century most physicians were general practitioners. As the century progressed medicine became more compartmentalized with doctors opting to specialize in certain fields. Rather than see a doctor for all your health needs you were referred to a gynecologist or neurologist or whatever specialty suited your situation. Today's family medical centers tend to have good old family doctors working right alongside specialists. Below are three reasons why it's important for your family to establish a relationship with your local medical clinic.