Like it or not, flu season is here, and unfortunately, Texas is currently leading the nation in highest number of reported flu cases already this year!
Fever, chills, cough, and sore throat aside, for Texans, this has also been one of the most deadliest flu seasons we’ve seen. Since October, 2017, the flu has claimed more than a dozen lives.
So what is the best way to protect your family this flu season?
Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) is a mental and adaptive functioning disorder, this means that the affected people face challenges in their everyday life skills. Despite what many people might think, intellectual disability is not a mental illness or any other kind of disease; it is a developmental disability that brings about both mental and physical challenges. Read More “IDD and Oral Health: Why Choose Medico M.D.”
Although it used to be a rare sight just a decade ago, now, it’s common to see people of ALL ages wearing braces. In fact, it has been estimated that over four million people in the United States alone wear braces – and a fourth of these people are actually adults!
If you need dental braces, we recommend visiting one of our orthodontists. An orthodontist is a dentist who, in addition to getting training in dentistry, has also obtained advanced orthodontic training. Orthodontics itself is the dental practice of inserting and removing various types of dental braces. Your orthodontist can help to straighten misaligned teeth and improve your bite by correcting the way your teeth come together.
Sleep apnea is a rather common but serious disorder when breathing is repeatedly interrupted as you sleep. A lot of people may have this disorder but are not aware, because these interruptions typically happen when they are asleep. The interruptions are short breathing pauses that can occur up to hundreds of times in a single night, jolting you out of your natural sleep each time.
Someone with this condition will either have a hypopnea (where their breathing is severely restricted) or apnea (where they completely stop breathing). Each hypopnea or apnea cycle limits the level of oxygen in the body and consequently increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood. This signals the brain to wake the body so that it can breathe again. These incidences can happen hundreds of times each night leaving you tired and vulnerable to various types of chronic diseases. Read More “Sleep Apnea and What You Need to Know”
Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) is a mental and adaptive functioning disorder, this means that the affected people face challenges in their everyday life skills. Despite what many people might think, intellectual disability is not a mental illness or any other kind of disease; it is a developmental disability that brings about both mental and physical challenges. Read More “Intellectual and Developmental Disability and Oral Health”
People become more vulnerable to several dental problems as they age. However, old age is not always the major cause of these issues. In fact, the major causes of dental problems for the elderly are cancer and diabetes. And to make matters worse, the use of certain medications to treat certain diseases contributes to the deterioration of oral health. Overuse of certain medications can lead to a dry mouth in addition to cavities and periodontitis. Read More “Top Four Dental Problems For The Elderly”
Based in Tampa, Florida, Well Care Health Plans Inc. (also simply known as WellCare Health Plan) was established in 1985 with the aim of providing Medicaid managed care and Medicare to all people. It is a holding company for several subsidiaries including Harmony, Wellcare Health Plan, HealthEase, and Staywell. It has over 3.9 million members countrywide, over 9,100 partners, and 6,000 associates. The company also has many regional offices in Miami, Manhattan, Florida, Baton Rouge, Connecticut, New York, Chicago, Illinois, Texas, Houston, Georgia, Louisiana, and Marietta. Read More “The Benefits of Joining a WellCare Health Plan”
Summer! Every kid’s favorite time of year. No school, no homework, and lots of time to spend outside in the sun and inside with family and friends. Keeping them safe and healthy during the summertime should always be top priority – everyone from toddlers to teenagers needs a little extra attention during the summer. Fortunately, for those living in cities in Texas, Medico M.D. accepts Children’s Medicaid to make your life easier, to ensure your healthcare is as accessible as possible, and to keep your child happy and healthy. Read More “Why Take Your Child for a Check Up This Summer?”