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what is nuclear medicine

What is Nuclear Medicine Used For?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 28, 2016

What is Nuclear Medicine? Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that helps physicians identify, diagnose, and treat certain conditions by using small amounts of radioactive material. Nuclear medicine is especially valuable in pinpointing molecular activity, which enables doctors to judge the severity of a condition. Identifying molecular activity can also show how well […]

what does a primary care physician do

Do You Need a Primary Care Physician?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 23, 2016

A primary care provider (PCP) is a physician who sees long-term patients on a regular basis. PCPs may see patients for regular health checkups or common medical problems. A PCP may also be called a general practitioner. Your PCP is your main medical provider for non-emergency situations. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. […]

how to know when to go to the ER

How to Know When to go to the Emergency Room

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 21, 2016

Home care is often the first choice when caring for an injury or illness. Bandages, over-the-counter painkillers, and resting are some of the most effective ways to help you back to good health. Sometimes, though, home care can’t fix the problem. How to know when to go to the emergency room can save you time […]

most common types of cosmetic surgery

Eight Most Common Types of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 16, 2016

When a person wants to adjust their appearance and reach their ideal look, they most often turn to cosmetic plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can tighten and improve the appearance of skin, adjust facial features, add or remove hair, and much more. Cosmetic plastic surgery may also be used for medical purposes, such as for people […]

what is diagnostic radiology

What is Diagnostic Radiology and What is it Used For?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 14, 2016

Modern technology gives doctors many options when it comes to diagnosing a patient’s condition. Some techniques are invasive, others exploratory, and others are minimally or non-invasive. Diagnostic radiology refers to a group of methods that utilize non-invasive techniques to identify and monitor certain diseases. Diagnostic Imaging Diagnostic radiology refers to the field of medicine that […]

what kind of doctor for pregnancy

What Kind of Doctor to Visit During Pregnancy

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 9, 2016

Mothers-to-be have many choices to make during the course of their pregnancy: whether to have a gender-reveal party, how to decorate the baby’s new room, what name to choose, and much more. One of the biggest questions that a future mom needs to decide is what kind of care provider she will visit during pregnancy. […]

midwives at hospitals

How to Find a Midwife for a Hospital Birth

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: June 7, 2016

Whether you’re having your first child or you are bringing a second or third member into the family, pregnancy is an exciting time full of preparation. One of the many decisions that a mother-to-be may consider is whether or not she will choose to have a midwife. What Does a Certified Nurse Midwife Do? A […]

What is Allergic Asthma

What is Allergic Asthma?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: May 24, 2016

Allergies and asthma can be closely linked, leading to a condition known as allergic asthma. The symptoms of allergic asthma and non-allergic asthma are the same, but the triggers are different. People who have both allergies and asthma may wonder: what is allergic asthma? What is Allergic Asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that affects […]

Too Much Growth Hormone in a Child

Too Much Growth Hormone in a Child: Causes and Effects

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: May 19, 2016

The pituitary gland produces growth hormones and releases them in bursts every three to five hours. The body normally regulates the amount which is produced and released. However, it’s possible for too much to be produced. Growth hormones are essential to promoting proper development in children, but what happens when there is too much growth […]

What are The Most Common Food Allergies?

By: Florida Medical Clinic | On: May 17, 2016

Food allergies can affect not only an individual, but their family as well. Whole shopping plans and diets may need to be adjusted in order to avoid an allergic reaction. Eating out at a restaurant may also become a challenge. Knowing what foods most frequently trigger allergic reactions is half the battle. What are the […]

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