health--medical

  • Exercise Isn't Always Best: When To Take It Easy During Pregnancy

    When you get pregnant, one of the first things you're likely to hear from your midwife or obstetrician is to keep your exercise routine up. In most cases, exercise is a good thing during pregnancy, but there are some cases where it isn't necessarily safe. Here are some of the most common reasons why your care provider might suggest that you either skip or minimize your exercise routine until your baby is born.
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  • Varicose Veins And Deep Vein Thrombosis - Reducing Risks During Air Travel

    If you have varicose veins, then you may be at risk of forming deep vein thrombosis. This condition occurs when blood clots build in the deep veins that line the muscles of the legs. The blood clots can dislodge from the veins and move to the heart or brain and cause a heart attack or a stroke. You may be careful to wear compression stockings and to avoid cigarette smoke to keep the clots from building.
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  • How To Choose The Right Chair Stair Lift: 4 Differences To Ponder

    If you or a loved one has trouble climbing the stairs, you may have thought about investing in a chair stair lift. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. In fact, almost a third of those 65 and older will fall this year. When it comes to mobility assistance, this equipment can be highly beneficial in preventing accidents, making your life simpler, and possibly preventing you from being forced to move into a different home or a facility.
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  • How To Reduce Cavity Risks When Using Clear Aligner Braces

    If you are an adult with crooked teeth, then you should know that is never too late to address misalignment concerns whether you are worried about oral health or simply aesthetic appearance. As an adult, metal and ceramic braces are not ideal, and neither are damon braces due to appearance and general pain. Pain is often much more considerable as an adult, because the teeth have been solidified in the jaw for a much longer period of time.
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  • 4 Great Tips For Protecting Your Designer Eyewear

    Designer eyeglasses look awesome, but the latest in name brand frames can cost a pretty penny. So it's no wonder that you want to keep your new glasses safe and sound from the slings and arrows of daily eyeglass wear. Knowing how to care for your designer eyeglasses can give them a long and largely trouble-free life. Following these fantastic tips can help keep your fashionable eyewear in great shape.
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  • How The Right Level Of Care After A Stroke Can Improve The Chances Of Independent Living

    Regardless of age, regaining independence after a stroke depends heavily on the type of care and rehabilitation that is received. For some people, that rehabilitation may begin in the hospital and continue at home with the help of home health care providers. For others, a live-in rehabilitation facility can help greatly improve the patient's quality of life and make independent living a reality once again. Here are a few ways that the right level of care can greatly improve the chances for independent living after a stroke.
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  • Finding New Physicians For Your Autistic Child When You Move

    Moving can be stressful for any family. In fact, according to USA Today, studies have shown that moving may be the third most stressful event that can occur during your lifetime. It may even cause post-traumatic stress disorder in normally developing children, according to Friendship Circle. So imagine how stressful moving can be for your autistic child, especially since children with autism typically thrive on routine. All of a sudden, your child is torn from the things, people and places that they are used to being around on a daily basis.
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  • 5 Reasons Sports Players Should Choose Spinal Surgery Over Non-Surgical Treatment

    When an athlete is injured on the spine, the most common solution is to try and heal as quick as possible to get back into the game. Whether you play sports for fun or on a professional team, your body's health should be the number one priority. Choosing spinal surgery may keep you out of the sport for longer, but there are multiple benefits to choosing surgery over other treatment options.
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  • 3 Skin Cancer Treatments That Minimize Scarring

    If you've been diagnosed with skin cancer, you should know that there's good news – skin cancer is one of the most treatable kinds of cancer out there. In fact, with early detection, most skin cancers are close to 100% treatable. The bad news is that most of the common treatments for skin cancer involve surgery, and that means that many patients are left with visible scars. While a scar is certainly not the worst possible outcome for a cancer diagnosis, most patients aren't exactly thrilled to have them, either.
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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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