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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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  • 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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  • Cure Your College Kid's Insomnia By Sending A Nap-Sack To School

    Do you have a child who has recently moved away to college? Are they reporting back home that they're having trouble sleeping at night? If so, they aren't alone. According to Brown University, a whopping 18 percent of males and 30 percent of females experience insomnia while attending college. The high instances of sleep deprivation can be attributed to all-night study sessions interfering with their circadian rhythm, environmental factors such as light and noise, or simply the stress of being away from home and all that they are familiar with.
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

    By now, most Americans are familiar with some of the causes of heart disease. Obesity, inactivity, and diabetes are oft-repeated risk factors. While it is important to know those facts, there are many other things that can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, some of which you may not be aware. Here are 5 conditions many people don't associate with heart disease, how they contribute to heart risk, and how you can help combat them.
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  • 3 Otolaryngological Applications Of Laser Treatment

    Lasers have revolutionized many invasive surgeries in the field of otolaryngology. Laser surgery results in less postoperative pain due to the way that it seals nerve endings, as well as cleaner surgery because it cauterizes blood vessels. Here are a few types of laser surgery that an ear, nose, and throat specialist can provide. Otosclerosis Otosclerosis is a pathological growth of bone in the middle ear. This condition can lead to deafness through conductive hearing loss, where sound reaches the eardrum but is dampened before it reaches the bones of the middle ear.
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  • Coping With Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

    Hormones are already high during pregnancy, but add an unexpected and unwanted breast cancer diagnosis to that and chances are you are a whirlwind of emotions. Some of your body's changes are welcome – a growing abdomen and the stirrings of your little baby – while others are not – the pain and fatigue of cancer. The best thing you can do for you and your unborn child at this time is learn to cope with your situation.
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  • Moles: Cosmetic Blemishes Or Something More Dangerous?

    Do you have a lot of moles on your body? If so, you're not alone. According to WebMD, most people will have 10 to 40 moles by adulthood. Many people are embarrassed by their unsightliness and opt to have them removed. However, there's sometimes a different, more important reason, some people have mole removal. Certain moles can be cancerous. Here's what you need to know about moles and how to spot signs that they might be skin cancer.
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