Melanocytes are responsible for producing pigment or color of skin or hair. Bulbar melanocytes are hair follicles in the hair and over time are subject to becoming damaged and impaired due to many factors that include heredity, environment and other chemical imbalances the scalp and hair are subjected to. It does seem that the scalp or hair due to age is affected by the lack of antioxidant to protect bulbar melanocytes from impairment. This is important due to the fact that antioxidants are molecules that prevent free radicals resulting from oxidative stress in the body. Bulbar melanocytes need extra protection against ROS or reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species is what is considered an unstable molecule or free radical that contains oxygen and causes a negative reaction with other molecules in a cell. This process of ROS causes cell death by doing damage to DNA and RNA as this occurs with age. Malassezia is a yeast that is common to the scalp. The malassezia yeast are lipid dependent and produce fatty acids that cause reactive oxygen species to occur within the scalp and surrounding bulbar melanocytes. Since the malassezia yeast are a stimulant for the ROS process, people who may be prone to an overproduction of scalp malassezia may often suffer from impaired melanocytes prematurely. Vinegar is considered to be bioactive in that ie contains acetic acid and is effective as an antioxidant to reduce oxidative stress. Oils made of vinegar can be used on the scalp to remove excess malassezia to prevent the formation of reactive oxygen species from occurring especially on the scalp. Repair those melanocytes and slow down the process of age!
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid needed for the body to function. The human body does not manufacture omega-3 so we have to get it from our diet. Omega-3 is usually found in fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines and also in plants and nuts. Omega -3 is also essential in helping reduce the risk of heart disease. Omega-3 is also important to the brain since it helps with cognitive ability. The benefits of omega-3 are that it also benefits those with high blood pressure, diabetes, high-cholesterol, osteoporosis ans even different types of cancer. It would be interesting to do a study of keloid patients to see of they are what can be considered omega-3 deficient. Keloids develop when scar tissue repeatedly produces fibrous tissue over an already covered or healed scar. The abnormal wound healing process at the cellular level causes the skin to make layers of abnormal growths of skin due to injury, wound or anywhere the skin is opened. The Keloid is a result of a skin opening that continues to cover itself. It could be that some deficiencies result in skin disorders, some more than others since our bodies do not naturally produce omega-3, and since this fatty acid is needed for cellular regulation if someone is deficient in omega-3 or their body is unable to absorb it no matter how much they take then keloids may result. Regarding skin fibroblast during wound healing, fatty acids under normal circumstances stop producing excess skin once a wound is covered; when a keloid occurs there may be a lack of fatty acid in the body for skin fibroblasts to recognize that the skin has already been covered or healed. The poor signaling process of skin fibroblasts results in deformity of skin healing. Omega-3 is said to be helpful in the brains cognitive function, right? So if cognitive function includes memory, then it would appear that the skin fibroblasts are unaware or simply forgets that it has covered a wound with a layer of skin. Since the cognitive or signaling process within the skins fibroblast is damaged and cannot recall that it has already healed the wound it does it over and over. If what results is a keloid that becomes larger and larger over time then omega-3 or polyunsaturated fatty acids should be used during surgery or when the situation arises such as when an injury occurs to lessen the chances of keloid formation. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, help those skin fibroblasts never forget!
Lyme disease is almost as common as the flu. People who live in areas populated with deer and who are surrounded by grassy areas are usually affected. My suggestion, stay city! The burbs are for marathoners who enjoy treking several miles to and from each day and for those who enjoy the wilderness. Lyme disease or Borrelia is the bacteria that a person becomes infected with when they get lyme disease. Currently when testing for lyme disease physician's usually test for IGM and IGG antibodies. The IGM antibodies can be detected in the blood approximately about two to three weeks of exposure or tick infestation- with a few weeks the IGM levels will begin to decrease. IGG antibodies usually take much longer and can take several weeks to become detected and once lyme disease is determined the level of infection within several months is usually high or elevated and it can remain that way for years. Testing for lyme disease should be offered as an over the counter testing kit not only for children and adults but for animals also. Let's say a family member has what appears to be a tick and they want to be tested. They go to their local ER or even urgent care. The people on staff who have many patients there probably with the same complaint, just remove the tick or the source of the complaint without any testing as it is always advised, "follow-up with your physician". So a patient does this, but it may be several days after the fact. Primary care physician's are usually extremely busy and the are expected to pull ticks and test and do many other things also including that of their specialty. Symptoms such as fever, muscle or joint pain along with fatigue are common, a lyme disease rash can also occur. The important thing is to make sure that if you have lyme disease that you find out in the early stages so that you are not dealing with a disease such as lyme that can become chronic. Cognitive impairment or neurological problems can occur as a result of lyme disease becoming a chronic condition. The Borrelia-over the counter test can be purchased at any drug store. It will contain a few sets of tweezers, since you don't want to contaminate ones you may be using on a regular basis. It also contains Borrelia test strips and a dilutant used to cover the tick once it is removed along with some gloves and a few plastic cups and gauze. The Borrelia over the counter test can be sold in single or family packs. A person would simply remove the plastic cup and pour the dilutant into it and then put the top back on to it. Then you would put on the plastic gloves and take the tweezers and remove the tick or as much as possible and place it on the gauze. You then remove the lid from the plastic cup and put the tweezers with the tick into the cup. Make sure the tick has entered the cup before you remove the tweezers. A few minutes later you then take the Borrelia test strip and insert it into the cup. The Borrelia test comes with two kinds of antibody test strip testing- IGM and IGG. You can test for both depending on the severity of symptom. If lymes is detected the test strip indicator will indicate that you have lyme disease, if not the test strip will indicate negative. Once it is determined that lyme disease is present you can, visit your physician and do other lab testing or they will refer you to a specialist for bacterial infections for treatment. The great thing about the Borrelia-over the counter test is that it saves you time and money from going to the ER and urgent care until you can finally get an answer with the removal of a tick. The Borrelia-over the counter test,get the tick off without being ticked off!
A lot goes on inside of a physicians office. In order for a physician to be able to practice and I really wish they would come up with another term because to me it seems that I've been among rehearsal for several years. Because, hey these physicians are only practicing. Is this the implication that another being is doing the actual work? It's scary and for some physicians, please don't say that the heavenly father has guided you to do this, really! Practicing or simply just playing one, well all the world's a stage. Physicians have to have a licence in the state that they practice medicine and they need a DEA or rather drug enforcement administration certificate in order to be able to prescribe medications. They also have to have malpractice insurance and for each and every health insurance company they decide to accept insurance from they need information from them. The problem becomes that there are just too many websites to go through and also the completion of paperwork. Of course you guessed it, this makes it more difficult for the front desk worker to do in between patient visits, pre-certifications, referrals, labs, making appointments, tasking medications, and listening to each and every problem that someone is having. Believe me, getting test results from different facilities and getting information from patients who can't remember being there is a trying thing. Also patients who just talk, talk, talk when there is nothing more to say on the subject and making things more difficult than what they really have to be is something else. Why can't physicians have one website that they have to go to to renew, apply, update and cancel physician licences, certificates and everything else to keep a physician up and going in the office. The National Physicians Registry is the website that physicians would use to go to in order to obtain their medical licence, DEA and malpractice insurance- all you need to do to be compliant is to select the state that you currently practice medicine in. Why would a national physicians registry be beneficial? Because, all the front desk worker would need to do is to log in and assist the physician in updating any info needed to continue their field of medicine regarding licences, certificates and insurance. A physician can view their licences, certificates and insurance on-line and if they need to take CME courses for cost discount and other requirements those courses or applications can be completed and or accessed within the National Physician's Registry. There would be no need for the front desk worker to write a computer program called "countdown to retirement", because they have gone berserk due to the fact that they have to access several other websites and complete and e-mail or fax forms ect. With the National Physicians Registry it is a complete physician portal that the physician can use to see if they need to take courses for discount and or credit and renew licenses and certificates. When there is new and important information especially concerning healthcare and other requirements for physicians and pertinent Medicare information the National Physician's Registry is the website to use and stay updated!
Computer apps are everywhere phones, laptops and tablets. There are those of us who would like to integrate their computer programs into an app, but that process becomes much too complicated due to the current app generating software that is currently being used for android, ios and windows. What seems to be the problem? Glad you asked. Each and every app developer software has it's own user interface that allows the programmer or app developer to create and design the app by creating the visual layout of the app. By this I'm taking about the text and buttons that you would see and use to select something or one that will allow you to input information. In the user interface area you would design the "text view" and other buttons, pictures ect. that you would want to be included in the design of your app. For some of us as we are decent programmers in that we enjoy that java and can write programs for a myriad of things, the issue becomes-we need a way to create app making software that enables the computer programmer to use java or any of the C languages ect., to be able to do the following: have the developer put their java program into an android app developer program and then have that program take that java program and request the developer to create the visual layout based upon the way the computer program is written. What???? Ok, let's do an example: Handroid is a app development software. What is unique about this software is that it can take a computer program done in almost any app making language eg. java and prompt the app developer to create a visual user interface known as the app for that computer program. So the app making software would work like this. The developer would either write the computer program in the text or program view of Handroid or they can import it into Handroid. You would then select create visual interface. After you do that Handroid automatically selects the text areas and user input areas or prompts of your already written program and will then allow you to create text boxes, buttons in the palette section of Handroid that allows you to create the app features and import pictures ect. and select different prompts based on your computer program. This flexibility within Handroid allows the programmer a more direct and less cumbersome way to create an app or user interface for the computer program. Another way of understanding this is what I call computer programming adaptation. What???? Ok, enough! A computer program is a script that needs to be brought to the screen big, medium or small. You see where I'm going here. In order to do that the written script or program needs to be adapted for the screen. Handroid allows the computer programmer to now take his or her computer program and based on the text, user input ect., the developer can now create a visual adaptation for the program. Isn't that wonderful-Hello World! Handroid then integrates the two together making an app inclusive of program and user interface, you run it and adjust things as needed and then select create app, and then follow the prompts for which you want your app to be used and all is great, maybe not in the world but for your program. Please, someone allow such flexibility in your app creation programs. It's one thing to create a computer program but to then create the app using the current app creation software on the market is somewhat complicated. Handroid is the solution to such problems, because you can now create a user interface based upon your computer program in one neat app creation software because for each and every line of a computer program Handroid prompts the developer, regarding the visual or user interface.
Tumors that develop in the heart are called cardiac tumors. These types of tumors develop in the valves of the heart and are considered rare. Tumors that spread to the heart are considered secondary tumors because they are spread from cancer in another part of the body. This means that the tumor did not begin in the heart itself. Although many cardiac tumors are benign sometimes malignant cardiac tumors occur as a result of other types of cancers such as lymphoma, mesothelioma and sarcoma. Lung cancer can also spread to the heart. A type of cancer called angiosarcoma is considered aggressive and consists of abnormal blood vessels or cells that are cancer cells usually located in the right atrium of the heart. This causes an obstruction in the right ventricle and pericardial tamponade as the cancer causes metastasis in the lungs. Other types of sarcomas include: liposarcoma, histiocytoma, osteosarcoma, and fibrosarcoma occur in the heart's left atrium and mitral valve problems result in heart failure due to these types of sarcoma. Lymphomas of the heart can cause SVC or superior vena cava syndrome and sudden cardiac enlargement. The superior vena cava is the major vein in the body that carries blood from the head, neck and upper chest and arms to the heart. When an obstruction or blockage of blood flow occurs, this is usually caused by a tumor, aneurysm or malignancy. Treatment for the removal of such tumors most often requires heart surgery or even robotic surgery. Brachytherapy, may be a way for patients who develop cardiac malignancies to avoid surgery if they are people who are unable to undergo surgery due to many other health problems. Brachytherapy involves the use of seeds or radioactive implants used to shrink and dissolve the tumor. The great thing about brachytherapy is that if the cardiac tumor is malignant and is spread from another tumor or cancer in the body brachytherapy can be used to remove existing tumors that are located in other parts of the body besides the heart. The brachytherapy implants can be located near the tumor in the heart and used in a low dose capacity in attempts to shrink and remove the tumor and also assist in removing cancer from other parts of the body. Cardiac brachytherapy can be used for high risk patients who otherwise would be unable to undergo surgery to remove cardiac tumors that have spread to the heart. Having a big or enlarged heart can not be so good, brachytherapy can make the heart just the right size!
The problem with purchasing or leasing medical equipment such as ekg, echocardiogram or ultrasound machines is that within a few years the machine becomes obsolete. Ok, it does still perform the necessary functions but as the machine gets older you may not be able to update it's software so that it can be used for newer, or more advanced studies and testing. Yes, you could probably trade it in and get a few dollars towards a more sophisticated purchase but within a few years you will have the same scenario. Buying or leasing medical equipment is costly and you really have to have the proper equipment for the job, in that if your office is one that requires accreditation then you have to be able to have equipment that fulfills testing requirements. Each and every year technology changes and improves upon itself. A medical office and it's equipment must keep up with that technology so that they can continue in the practice of medicine. The PC or laptop has evolved immensely. I just think that there should be more of a market in selling PC's or laptops configurable for medical offices and for testing. What do I mean by that? Well, it's quite simple. Most PC's, laptops or tablets can download or use web based software needed for their medical office. This enables medical staff to do precertifications, referrals, check claim and payment information and of course electronic medical record applications or EMR, in that now a patients chart is electronic and accessible via computer. So when you go to purchase a computer you look for one that will allow you to do the basic office functions as in buying an everyday computer. Computer companies usually sell computers based on business, pleasure or personal. Just like car insurance. They used to sell health insurance that way. Things got pricey. Anyways, computer companies generally have categorized computer sales and interests in basically these categories. So it was no wonder that a computer was never developed to access web based or even downloadable software for echocardiograms or ultrasounds. These types of software usually need faster processors ect. in order to be able to do these types of tests. Another PC or laptop category that should be considered is medical. Just like different types of transportation. Why aren't more companies developing web based software for echocardiograms,even if the software is made to be downloadable? Requirements change and then that color flow doppler that was once the rave now becomes a panoramic view measurement for stenosis patients or else your office will be at risk for losing accreditation, then you will need to have the equipment necessary to afford such a requirement. Or you can say "No mas" and send them all to the hospital and let them worry about it because hospitals are always getting state of the art equipment and renovation upgrades. Small medical offices have to consider these things, since budgets don't always apply to rental cars. Transducers or ultrasound probes need to be usb so that they can be used on a PC or laptop ect.. Medical offices need computers that can handle echocardiogram and or ultrasound software. In doing so the software is less expensive and since the transducers or probes are universal usb, they will also become less expensive and this will help a small medical office with expenses as a result. The worry about outdated equipment and ever changing requirements that affect medical office testing or procedures will be considered-obsolete.
You call but there is no answer, yes you leave a message but you wait and wait for someone to return your call. You become anxious because of the care coordination that must be provided with each and every physician or specialist you see. Then, you really, really begin to dislike the front desk or rather the people that work there. Why aren't they answering, why don't they do the things that are requested of them? The medical world has become very complex and patients who dally around until that last pill or the day before really do not help matters any. I know you probably love or even like your physician more than you do your spouse which would answer why you walked out of a lengthy appointment you had with the doctor without informing them of the medications or other things you need to take certain tests you regularly go for. Then of course you become social with the front desk due to each and every thing that could have been done during your visit. I know life can be unfair and the patients make that all known by the way that they treat the front desk like a bunch of servants in some ways. There are people who cannot do for themselves and because of that they need assistance, but this is directed to those who are able to do for themselves and just decide not to. Then of course these things and requests occur simultaneously as if they can be done that way. Being underpaid and overworked is usually a reason for some things not being done just as a lack of competence, laziness among other things can affect how things are done or not done. The front desk people are not mean people some of us are just not "people people". I would like any EMR vendor to offer a solution of the virtual receptionist. We really need those phone lines to start going into the EMR. What good is that going to do? Well, let's see it will motivate a patient to focus on what they need like several medications to be renewed, and an appointment to go along with it. The talk, talk, talk and other things that really prevent a day from going smoother than it should would be eliminated. The virtual receptionist can then automatically task medications and schedule appointments. The front desk will be responsible for checking all calls that come into the EMR for accuracy and to make sure that each task is completed. The virtual receptionist will take a message if a patients needs to speak with a physician or they need the front desk for something else. A monthly EMR fee will be paid by the physicians office for the virtual receptionist add on. With a medical office full of bills and more bills does not have to worry about sick, personal, vacation days, overtime, 401K plans-retirement, health insurance or the other things that employers feel that servants are not entitled to. The front desk is very busy, precertifications referrals, labs, office accreditation requirements, chart maintenance, preparation, office maintenance ect. The virtual receptionist- the next employee...
Yes, the urge to sleep just occurs and it continues until the day is over. The mundane job of a medical office worker. Days are usually filled with boredom, requests for this,that and everything else. This type of work does make you tired, unhappy, miserable and most of all ready for retirement. Imagine a job so boring and uninteresting being able to make a person tired all day long. This is one of the worse. Coming in and doing tasks and things for patients. Not my cup of tea. But don't take it personal, I was never a people or animal lover. You have to have that kind of personality to do this sort of work because I find these things annoying. Anyways, if you need to perk things up why not The Caffeine Spray? Whoa? Yes, instead of ingesting huge amounts of coffee into your system and going to the bathroom due to the sugar intake and becoming diabetic and thus suffering from kidney failure perhaps the coffee spray can be of some use to you. Why? Because it's natural ingredients will awaken up your otherwise boring day and will provide you with enough energy to get through it all without spending money on that fancy coffee place. The Caffeine Spray comes in a mist form that can be used to liven up any office. The Caffeine Spray contains pure caffeine and is so powerful that once it is sprayed into the air it wakens up any unhappy workplace person so the office worker who begins to pray out loud can get through the day. Ain't no decaf here, honey! The Caffeine Spray eliminates the tired office worker and gives them that move it right along attitude. The Caffeine Spray is not to be used in the exam rooms so that patients can get free whiffs and make the joint a slumber gathering-don't they have things to do? It is just for use to assist medical office workers and others who dislike their jobs and who seem to be tired when doing them. Imagine, just breezing along expediently and without a care due to the caffeine sprays ability to release neurotransmitters(dopamine and norepinephrine) in the brain and to inhibit another neurotransmitter called adenosine, this all gives the brain that energy for doing jobs you don't like no matter where you are. The Caffeine Spray- inexpensive and great for work!
As we get older or age like a slice of cheese things change. Remember when we could say "Gee, I haven't gone to the bathroom all day?" In the medical field we are busy, busy, busy so you will need to stay as healthy as possible. It would be very difficult to work if one goes to the bathroom all of the time. Polyuria is a medical condition that occurs when the body urinates very often and with large amounts of urine each time. This can occur because of diabetes or medications used to control diabetes or sometimes other health conditions such as an overactive bladder can cause polyuria. As the body attempts to maintain itself, when blood glucose levels become high, the body will attempt to adjust by removing glucose through the kidneys. The kidneys will then cause the body to produce more water and as a result you will urinate more often. Modern medicine helps alleviate the affects of diabetes by removing excess glucose from the body. Ok, but the symptoms from this cause frequent urination in that it affects a person because they need to use the bathroom very often. My thoughts on this is that if polyuria is serious enough could this be considered a disability? I mean we take going to the bathroom for granted and not use it as a "sickness" issue because it is just well, natural. But if frequent urination disrupts daily activity, then is becomes disabling in that if it affects day to day activity there must include a way to be able to urinate safely and without breaking the law. Someone please, there needs to be adult absorption for underwear durable enough for those affected with polyuria. Perhaps, people affected with diabetes should begin to take Alpha-lipoic acid. What is that? Alpha-lipoic acid is made in the body and it is what makes the body's energy from glucose. Alpha-lipoic acid is also an antioxidant, so it removes waste from the body after food is converted into energy. The important thing is that Alpha-lipoic acid is water and fat soluble so it can help not only when glucose is removed from the body through the kidneys, but it can help maintain insulin levels in the body. If glucose levels can be regulated then the condition of polyuria can also be eliminated. Polyuria- a medical office is busy enough!
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