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- $39 for One routine health check-up ($89 value)
This basic office visit includes measurements of height, weight, vital signs, pulse, blood pressure, and temperature as well as a consultation for any required prescription medication.
- $99 for One comprehensive physical-exam package ($275 value)
This package begins with general measurements of factors such as height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, and temperature. It proceeds with an evaluation of health-risk factors and disease prevention. Then, a staff member conducts a physical exam, reviews immunizations, and takes the following lab tests: CBC, CMP, lipid panel, urinalysis, and EKG.
Physical exams and health check-ups will be administered by physician assistants.
Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers: Silencing the Body’s Signals
The little capsules doctors recommend for minor aches are strong enough to help the whole body feel better. Read on to learn how pain relievers disrupt the pain process.
All throughout the human body—in skin, muscles, teeth, internal organs, you name it—specialized nerve cells called nociceptors stand guard, ready to alert the brain to different kinds of danger. When the body is injured, the damaged cells release a class of substances known as prostaglandins. (These are also what causes injured areas to swell and radiate zigzag lines into the air.) The nocireceptors are activated by the prostaglandin, triggering the brain to turn on its alarm system, which we “hear” in the form of pain.
Pain relievers work by muffling this alarm system, specifically by disabling one of the enzymes that kicks prostaglandin production into gear. Acetaminophen, found in Tylenol, works specifically on central-nervous-system cells, meaning that it will block pain messages from getting to the brain but won’t help reduce inflammation in other parts of the body. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—which include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen—are more flexible, cutting off the prostaglandin supply wherever they find it in the body.