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If you or someone you know is considering a procedure or treatment including anti-aging, IVF, dentistry, LASIK, cosmetic & bariatric surgeries, weight loss, and mental health among many others, count on our resources guide to provide all the information you need. We know a procedure or treatment of any kin can be a scary thing. The best way to keep those nerves at bay is to thoroughly educate and empower yourself on treatment options, procedural details, and recovery information.

 

Since LocateADoc.com was introduced in 1998, we’ve worked hard to collect a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics, so we’re sure we’ve got your procedure or treatment covered. We get all of our information from top doctors and medical professionals who have a great deal of experience in their field, so you can always be confident trusting our resources guide. Show More

 

To the left, you’ll see a search bar. Here, you can search for information on your specific procedure or treatment, including exactly how the procedure is performed or how much it can cost. Our information will hopefully provide you with an easy-to-understand introduction to the procedure.

 

If you’re looking for more in-depth or specific information than you find here in the resources guide, visit our Ask A Doctor page to submit questions or read answers to other users’ inquiries. If you’re ready to find a doctor and set up a consultation, visit our Find a Doctor page to start your search. 

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  • Photo-of-inaccurate-medicine-bad-for-children-LocateADocAre you giving your child too much medicine? Administering the wrong dose of a medication can have serious adverse effects, particularly for children under the age of 12. However, it is an all-too-common problem in the United States, and many of those affected are children. The most common medication mistakes involve errors and confusion with the medicine’s instructions and dosage.Providing too low of a dose of medication can build up the resistance of an illness or infection, prolonging its life span in the patient’s body and possible requiring the use of stronger medicines to fight it. Overdosing can cause harm or even fatality, especially in the cases of younger patients. A pediatrician can prescribe the right amount, but parents can still mistake the directions or use an improper or inaccurate method to measure.

  • Photo-of-stroke-rates-decline-LocateADocOur society may be benefiting from an era of improved brain health and neurology. According to the findings of a long-term study recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association, stroke incidences across the United States have seen a dramatic decline.The study, conducted by researchers including experts in neurology from a diverse selection of universities and medical institutions, followed over 14,000 participants over the course of more than two decades, from 1987 to 2011. The analysis was designed to chart trends in occurrences of stroke and consequent mortality rates.

  • Photo of Americans suffer stress LocateADocHow stressed out are you? Though most people experience the pressures of physical and mental anxieties at one time or another, it may be affecting our society more than you think. According to a recent survey titled “The Burden of Stress in America,” about half of the American public has experienced major stress in the last year.The poll was conducted to analyze the factors surrounding common anxieties and how participants experience and manage them in their lives. Many different aspects were surveyed, including the types of people experiencing worry, perceived causes and effects, and management techniques ranging from changes in diet to seeing a psychiatrist.

  • The popularity of e-cigarettes has exploded in recent years, and health professionals and regulators are working furiously to keep themselves and the public accurately informed on these nicotine products. The industry has now topped $2 billion, and the debates over the benefits and possible health effects of e-cigs are gaining more and more prominence as the products are become more widely and aggressively marketed.

  • Is being self-conscious of your gum line affecting your willingness to smile? Gum shaping, also known as contouring, may be an option for you. This dental procedure can alter gums that are placed awkwardly on the teeth, and it reshapes them to better showcase a balanced smile.

  • Photo-of-Little-Progress-Among-ObeseA recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

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  • Allergies

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    An allergy is a disorder of the immune system. It is a hypersensitivity disorder, which is an undesirable response of a normal immune system, in easier terms allergic reactions occur when an individual’s immune system produces an undesirable reaction to normally harmless substances in the environment.

  • Allergy and Immunology

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    If you are experiencing severe allergic reactions or need treatment for an immune system disorder, you will need to consult with an allergy and immunology specialist. Allergy and Immunology professionals specialize in the treatment of asthma, immunodeficiency disorders such as DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome and hypogammaglobulinemia, and major allergic diseases such as anaphylaxis, rhinitis and food allergies.