How to Deal with Melasma?

Any skin problem can leave you worried and gives sleepless nights. One such condition that is very common these days is Melasma. This skin problem creates dark and discolored skin, which changes the look drastically. The users commonly suggest the use of sunscreen for melasma to avoid the condition. It is essential to know the reason why this happens and what is that one can do to prevent the problem of having healthy, good-looking skin.

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How to Know If You Have Melasma

The condition is easy to identify as the symptoms show early. The patches on the skin and discoloration are commonly seen with the naked eye. The skin becomes darker than the original skin color, and the patterns are similar on the face. The other body parts which are exposed to the sun are also prone to the condition. There is no harm to the situation but is known to have a negative effect on the self-image of the person dealing with it.

The sun damage to the skin is the most common cause. Still, other things that have known to add to the condition are birth control pills, hormonal imbalance, stress and thyroid conditions, etc. it is something which is more commonly seen in women but does not mean that men are immune to it.


What Are Dipping Powder Nail? Everything You Need to Know

What is a dip powder manicure? This refers to manicures that last long but don’t make use of UV light in hardening the nails. The colors are gotten from dipping nails into a powder with pigments, rather than the conventional method of painting on liquid streaks. The outcome is a flawless look, with even coats, which before now, only professionals could achieve.

Are powder dipped nails better than gel?

The significant distinction between DND DC gel and dip is that it is long-lasting. Manicures done with dip powder tend to last as long as one month, usually two times longer than the regular gel nail polish. Besides, light-curing lamps are not needed for this manicure. This goes to say that you’ll not only be saving space in your drawers as there won’t be any need for a large nail lamp, but you’ll be free from exposure to UV light.


The 30-Day GTC Pathway

Global Transitional Care is the pioneer in bridging the in-patient-to-residence gap by providing personalized in-home clinical oversight for newly discharged patients. In conjunction with our HIPAA compliant, customized technology and a transitional care team consisting of a medical doctor, advanced practice nurse practitioner and registered nurse certified in transitional care, GTC can address potential issues, with the goal of preventing unnecessary re-admissions and visits to the Emergency Room. Transitional care is a newly covered benefit for Medicare patients and there is no extra cost incurred on the part of the patient other than the applicable standard co-pay. As a specialty group provider, GTC manages direct billing with Medicare.

What is Transitional Care?
Transitional Care (TC) is a specified, certified program “to help hospitalized patients with complex chronic conditions, often the most vulnerable patients, transfer in a safe and timely manner from one level of care to another”* ideally, to their home residence. Additionally, Transitional Care is certified at a higher level than home health care.

What We Do
Our highly skilled, Transitional Care Nurses (TCNs) are hands-on in planning and caring for patients in the critical 30-day window of time after discharge. Our Transitional Care Nurses keep the physicians and care team connected to the patient’s progress. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes.

What Is Transitional Care?

Global Transitional Care (GTC) is a group provider that specializes in comprehensive transitional care. GTC  provides a high level of clinical oversight and manages all aspects of care transitions from inpatient stay to home for 30 days from date of discharge, with the overarching goal of avoiding complications and readmission to the hospital. Transitional Care is recognized as a higher level of clinical care than home health.

GTC is a Medicare provider, and also has the ability to provide transitional care to non-Medicare patients. GTC partners with National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) — an organization dedicated to improving patient transitions throughout the healthcare system.

Why Does Transitional Care Make Sense?

  • One in two U.S. citizens suffer from a chronic disease and this number is only increasing
  • Medicare Trust Fund level ($) is going down
  • Shift in focus from Acute Care to Population Health Management
  • Out of 5 million US hospital readmissions, approx. 76% are preventable, this equals a savings of $26 billion
  • People recover better and faster at home*

Learn more about transitional care through our resources page.