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Don't Get Rid Of The Cat Yet: You May Be Allergic To Dust Mites

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If you have allergies and you have a cat, you may think it's the cat that is causing you to sneeze. Before you get rid of your cat, however, go to a doctor and have them test you for allergies. They may find that you are allergic to dust mites. Below is some information about how allergy testing works, as well as some information about these insects and ways you can reduce how many are in your home.

14 July 2017

Understanding How Chronic Back Pain Is Managed

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Living with chronic back pain can greatly diminish a person's quality of life. Whether your doctors are still trying to discover the source of your back pain, or you have had a back surgery that was not successful, spending every day in pain can lead to depression, inability to participate in normal daily activities, and even loss of employment if you are unable to go to work. Most people with chronic back pain that is severe need help managing their pain-- continue reading to learn more about common back pain management techniques used for patients:

23 June 2017

What To Expect When You Go To Drug Rehab

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If you have an addiction to drugs, you may not be able to stop taking them on your own. That's because addiction is very difficult to overcome and the drugs can affect your body in such a way that it is actually dangerous to stop using them without medical supervision. Admitting yourself to a drug rehabilitation center is often the best way to get help. Here is an overview of the type of treatment you may receive.

28 February 2017

2 Tips For Caring For Your Prosthesis

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Having a prosthetic can be an incredible and life changing experience for someone who was either born without a limb, or who lost a limb at some point during their life due to disease, injury, etc. While prosthetics are made to be customized to each individual, and are durable enough to withstand quite a bit of wear and tear, you are still going to need to do certain things to ensure that your prosthetic is well cared for.

24 February 2017

Conquering Chronic Pain - Potential Treatment Options

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Approximately 11.2 percent of Americans suffer from chronic pain. This type of pain can make it hard to go about your daily life. While some people try to deal with this pain using medication alone, a more multidisciplinary approach can lead to better results. Visiting a pain center is a good first step to coming up with a personalized, multidisciplinary plan to help you limit the amount of pain you need to deal with on a daily basis.

27 January 2017

3 Ways Your Optometrist Can Detect Systemic Illness

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While many illnesses lead to symptoms that make you feel sick, other health conditions may be asymptomatic, producing no symptoms at all. Even though a medical condition may not produce physical symptoms, eye doctors can sometimes discover serious health problems just by performing a simple examination. Here are three ways your eye examination can reveal illnesses, and what you can do about them:  Yellow Sclera The sclera, also known as the white part of your eye, can look red or bloodshot when you have an infection or are tired.

16 January 2017

Age-Related Memory Loss And How Home Health Care Can Help

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As people age, memory loss is a common problem. While it can be related to diseases as severe as Alzheimer's disease and dementia, that isn't always the case. Memory loss can just as often be a natural part of the aging process. Unfortunately, this can be a dangerous problem, which makes home health care aides essential as a way of fighting off and improving it. What The Symptoms And Dangers Of This Problem Are

10 January 2017

A Tummy Tuck Is Not Just for Looks: There Are Medical Benefits Too

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If you are considering having a tummy tuck but cannot justify the expense simply to look better, you should know that there are some medical benefits to having the procedure as well. While the amount and kind of fat removed is not going to be enough to knock out diabetes, getting a tummy tuck can help with the lifestyle changes necessary for keeping your weight under control. In addition, here are a few other benefits you will enjoy from having this type of plastic surgery done.

9 January 2017

3 Uncommon Things That May Raise Your Risk For Heart Disease

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When you visit your family doctor for a physical examination, you may be given a cholesterol blood test, diabetic screening exam, and a blood pressure check. While high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure are the most common risk factors in the development of cardiovascular disease, there are other, less common things that may also put you at risk. Here are three uncommon things that may increase your risk for heart attack or stroke, and what you can do about them:

29 November 2016

Keep Those Joints Jumping: What You Should Know When Shopping For Joint Supplements

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Over time, connective tissues in the knees, elbows, ankles and other joints start to degenerate. This can be the result of age-related osteoarthritis, and it can also result when joints take a beating, either in those who work in physical labor or those who engage in regular athletic activity. Joint supplements can also be helpful for those who have sustained sports injuries, such as torn anterior cruciate ligament tears, and need an extra boost to strengthen and nourish the repaired joint.

8 November 2016