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Preparing for Your Child’s Sports Physical

In the U.S., virtually every state requires some kind of medical screening for all students who want to participate in sports. To streamline the process of completing your child’s pre-participation physical, take the following steps:

– Review your family’s medical history. Doctors who perform sports physicals typically ask about a family’s history of illnesses. While some paperwork can be filled out at home, it is best to have this information on hand if you plan to fill out forms at the doctor’s office.
– Review your child’s medical history. Pertinent information includes medical conditions, current medications, past injuries, and allergies to food, insect bites, and medications. The doctor also might ask about specific symptoms your child may have experienced during physical exertion in the past.
– Keep safety in mind. The goal of the sports physical is to ensure that your child is healthy enough to participate in a sport. Be sure to answer all questions honestly and completely, because failing to do so could put your child’s health at risk.

About DeBruin Medical Center

Founded by Dr. Mark DeBruin, the Center provides medical care for the entire family. Services offered include newborn and pediatric care, immunizations, and physicals for sports and other purposes.

Using Conventional Medicine to Treat Skin Problems, by Dr. Mark DeBruin of DeBruin Medical Center

Conventional medicine, also called allopathy or Western medicine, is the type that is usually practiced in an American general or family-practice office. Unlike Eastern (or alternative) medicine, which typically uses medicinal herbs to treat illness, doctors who use conventional medicine treat illness using drugs or surgery.

Conventional medicine can also be used to address certain skin problems. Years ago, patients who were unhappy with their skin’s appearance as they aged didn’t have very many options. But things have changed, and today, patients interested in seeing significant positive results without surgical intervention have several choices to consider.

Botox, a prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles to temporarily improve the look of frown lines, is a popular solution for patients interested in softening facial lines. Injectable dermal fillers have also grown in popularity and use. They work by plumping the skin, filling in fine lines and wrinkles.

In practice for more than 22 years, Dr. Mark DeBruin owns and operates DeBruin Medical Center in Orangevale, California. He practices conventional medicine and offers several services, such as skin care, medical weight management, minor surgical procedures, and spinal manipulation.

Choosing LipoLaser Treatment at DeBruin Medical Center

At Orangevale, California’s DeBruin Medical Center, Dr. Mark DeBruin offers clients conventional and community care medicine. Recently, Dr. DeBruin added a laser center to his facility, and he now provides state-of-the-art cosmetic LipoLaser treatments. Moreover, he has the only Yolo Curve LipoLaser in Sacramento, representing the lastest in LipoLaser technology

Using the Yolo Curve LipoLaser, Dr. DeBruin performs noninvasive body contouring and spot fat reduction at his office, The nonsurgical procedures result in no pain or downtime. The semi-conducting, low-intensity, four-paddle diode laser enables clients to get the results they want from liposuction without the pain or recovery time, and with a substantially reduced risk. With the new LipoLaser, patients undergo 30-minute sessions, rather than 40 to 50 minutes with the old technology. Patients can reduce their waist size by more than two inches. The device functions by heating fat cells through the skin until they release their fatty acids, glycerol, and water into the bloodstream. After losing these elements, the fat cells shrink.

When undergoing LipoLaser treatments, doctors recommend ingesting detox and cleanse products and exercising for at least a half-hour three times per week. On the day of the session, patients should drink lots of water before and after each treatment. They should also refrain from eating any food two hours prior to and subsequent to the appointment.