Six Questions To Ponder Before Choosing A Knee Walker

Posted on: 15 January 2015

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

Posted on: 15 January 2015

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

Posted on: 8 January 2015

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

Posted on: 7 January 2015

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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