From Our Blog
July 11th, 2014
Watching a child have a seizure can be the scariest thing in the world, but trying to find them effective treatment can be even scarier. If you have tried multiple treatments with no results, it may be time to try something new. Many parents are turning to medical marijuana or hemp oil to help their children with epilepsy. This type of oil can be orally ingested, and it features THC, [...]
July 3rd, 2014
If you have tried everything to lose weight but just can’t seem to shed the pounds, try looking into weight loss surgery options. There are a variety of options available today, so you may have a hard time choosing the best option for you. If you are particularly squeamish about the invasiveness of some surgeries, like gastric bypass or lap band surgery, take the time to consider non-invasive surgery and [...]
June 24th, 2014
If you notice that your ear has started to itch, you cannot hear well out of your ear, or puss is coming out of your ear canal, there is a good chance that you might have swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear, also known as Otitis Externa, occurs when water stays in the ear canal and a bacterial infection develops. It can be quite painful, but it is highly treatable. Below are [...]
June 17th, 2014
Over the last couple of decades, surgical trends have been moving from open operations to the less invasive arthroscopic approach. What exactly is arthroscopic surgery, and why is it important that people are made aware of this revolutionary new operational technique?
It is important that the population understand what arthroscopic surgery is because of the advent of a new patient-centered healthcare system. Now, more than ever, patients are being asked to [...]
In Pursuit of Health, Wealth, and Freedom
Ups and Downs
Over the years your income will change with new jobs and raises, and your investments will be swayed by the market. If you become complacent when times are good, you’ll end up losing big time when the markets take a hit. You need to pay attention, listen to your financial advisor, and not completely panic. And when you receive a promotion and a raise, or you upgrade to another company with a corner office, don’t spend the extra. Save the extra to guard against leaner times and to build real wealth for the long-haul.
Invest in Education
First off, investing in a degree—whether it’s at a 4-year university, public or private, or at a trade school—is a sound investment. While someone with a high school diploma can expect to earn about $1.3 million over his or her lifetime, a college graduate can expect to earn $2.3 million in that same period of time. That’s a whole retirement account. A college graduate who saves that extra money can retire without worry. A doctoral degree will earn you another $1 million dollars beyond the BA. Frankly, education of any kind is inherently worthwhile.
If you want to relieve yourself of stress, practice meditation. The deep breathing exercises lauded by meditators isn’t a new-age-y crock; deep breathing exercises tap into the body’s autonomic nervous system and offer your body more oxygen with each breath, giving your cells and your body more energy. It lowers blood pressure and protects against heart disease. It even counteracts the negative effects of stress on memory recall. It’ll also give you time to sort out some of your issues and to figure out what’s really most important to you. Best of all, there are no downsides.