A skin abscess is a walled-off, bump-like collection of pus that appears either within or just below the surface of the skin. Abscesses are typically caused by a bacterial infection and tend to appear on the back, chest, buttocks, and certain areas of the face. Sometimes they develop in areas where hair is present, such as the armpits and pubic area.
IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION is our culture’s favorite drug. It’s easy to get sucked into the hype of a buzzy diet or short-term program that promises big results, but most pros will agree that the real results come to those who wait — and work at it.
Where do you keep your medicines? Are they in different places—some in the medicine cabinet, some in the kitchen, and some in the bedroom or elsewhere? Can you find them when you need them? And do you know how to safely dispose of them? Safe use of medicine also includes safe storage and disposal. Learn more below.
Low-carb diets are trendy once again (remember the days of the Atkins diet?), but that means too many people are now leaving an important food out of their diets: oats.
Hi, my name is Dr. P. John Schanen, APRN, FNP-C and I am a certified family nurse practitioner with Sana Vida Wellness Center located in San Antonio, Texas. Like most family nurse practitioners, my goal is to keep my patients healthy and out of emergency rooms, if at all possible. I’ve worked in many ER’s around Texas and many of my friends work in the emergency room. I have the utmost respect for the care ER practitioners and the role they serve in healthcare. I have seen people in emergency rooms with life-or-death conditions such as chest pain and shortness of breath and am grateful we have skilled providers in this area of practice.
Have you ever wondered why your child needs an annual physical? A lot can change in a child’s or teen’s health within a year’s time. By scheduling an annual physical, you are able to monitor the growth, health and development of your child in addition to safeguarding against potential physical problems that could arise. Explore why an annual exam is beneficial for your child.
There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.
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Needless to say, water is important.
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