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  • 3 Unusual Ways Of Dealing With Allergies

    Surveys show that more than half of all Americans are allergic to at least one thing. Allergies account for millions of doctor's office and hospital visits every year, and they amount to about $18 billion in healthcare spending annually. With those numbers, it's no wonder that doctors, researchers, and patients are looking for out-of-the-box answers to the growing allergy problem. Reducing the number of people suffering from allergies could have a significant impact on healthcare costs and overall health in the U.
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  • 5 Important Reasons To Tackle Cocaine Addiction In A Residential Rehab Setting

    You realize you're addicted to cocaine and you're ready to quit. Someone who cares about you is encouraging you to get some professional help rather than trying to kick this habit on your own. Do you really need to go to rehab? Don't some people handle this problem without professional assistance? It's possible to stop without help, but having the support of a residential rehab center will make your initial recovery easier.
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  • 5 Surprising Uses Of Ultrasound Technology In The Medical Field

    Ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. During the test, sound waves reflect off the organs and other tissues in the body, producing images that help diagnose or monitor a wide range of diseases and disorders. Surprisingly, ultrasound also has several applications in the emergency room and the operating room. Here are five ways doctors use ultrasound to perform diagnostic and surgical procedures.
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  • Minimizing Eye Pressure After Cataract Surgery

    If you have cataracts across the lenses of your eyes, then your ophthalmologist will likely suggest surgical intervention. Generally, this is the case once one or both eye lenses become completely covered with protein deposits. Surgery can be completed with lasers and your operation will probably only take about 10 minutes to complete. Healing must occur afterwards and your eye doctor will give you a variety of aftercare instructions. You will be asked to reduce physical activity for several weeks to minimize eye pressure.
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  • 2 Good Ways To Reduce Infection Concerns After Cataract Surgery

    If your eye doctor has informed you that you have cataracts forming within your eyes, then you may need to schedule a cataract surgery with your ophthalmologist at some point. Normally, it is wise to arrange for the operation before protein deposits completely cover the eye lenses. Your eye doctor will place a small incision within your eye when the operation is performed, and this means that eye tissues will be damaged a small amount.
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  • Leap Into The Future: 3 Extremely High Tech Mobility Devices

    With physical disabilities affecting more than 17 million adults in the United States, the demand for mobility equipment improvements definitely exists. Although crutches, walkers and wheelchairs meet basic mobility needs, people often crave something a little more high tech in this fast moving world. As a result, manufacturers are imagining up innovative devices that will change the way people with physical disabilities move through their home, workplace and city streets. Read on to learn more about three futuristic devices coming to the marketplace soon.
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  • 4 Tips To Prepare For A Tooth Extraction

    If you are going to have a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal and you are not sure what to expect, or the whole process makes you nervous, there are ways to prepare for the recovery. Knowing what to expect can make you more comfortable and help speed up the healing process. Buy The Right Foods After your extraction, you may not want to go shopping, because it is common to feel tired.
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  • Heel Spurs And Plantar Fasciitis: Common Causes Of Foot, Heel, And Ankle Pain

    If you enjoy running each day but are starting to feel pain in your foot, heel, and ankle, there is a chance that you might have heel spurs. There is also a chance you might have plantar fasciitis. These two problems often appear together, but there are ways to treat them. Until they are treated by a podiatrist, you may have to stop running because it may hurt too much.
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  • Six Questions To Ponder Before Choosing A Knee Walker

    If an injury to your lower leg, ankle or foot has made it difficult to remain mobile, you might want to consider using a knee walker or knee scooter. Some advantages to using a stable knee walker, as opposed to using a cane or crutches, are having your hands free and being able to rest or elevate your affected limb. Before you choose a knee walker, here are six questions to ponder:
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  • 3 Ways To Help A Loved One Stay Out Of Jail After A Prison Sentence

    Picking up an adult child from prison can be a bittersweet experience for many parents. If you are in this situation, you may wonder what you can do to help ensure that your son or daughter stays out of trouble and has a chance to succeed. Statistics show that over half of released prisoners end up back in prison after only one year, but there are things you can do that might help your grown child avoid being one of these statistics.
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