2016

  • Risk Factors For Developing Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease that affects approximately 10 million people, and it is a disease that cannot be reversed. The best time to start fighting against this disease is when you are 40 years old or younger, especially if you fall into any of the categories that can put you at a higher risk for developing this condition. Here are some of the factors that put people at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis.
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  • Adult-Acquired Flatfoot: Is There Anything You Can Do To Ease The Pain?

    Although most people develop flatfoot as children, some individuals acquire the condition as adults. Adult-acquired flatfoot can be both painful and disheartening, especially when you don't know how to treat it or the problem that causes flatfoot successfully on your own. Here's a detailed look into adult-acquired flatfoot and what you can do to ease your pain successfully. What's Adult-Acquired Flatfoot? Adult-acquired flatfoot describes a condition that affects the arches and center tissues of the foot.
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  • 3 Therapeutic Approaches To Look For When Choosing A Memory-Care Facility

    When your loved one is diagnosed with dementia, not only is the news difficult, but there is also added complexity when you consider making decisions about long-term care. Although there are many wonderful facilities to keep your loved one safe, you should consider additional services designed to address their specific needs and retain their remaining independence. Music Therapy More facilities are utilizing music therapy for their dementia patients. In the latter stages of dementia, when your loved one has episodes of memory loss or confusion, they may easily revert back to a time many decades ago, while losing more recent memories.
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  • Vision And School Performance: Answers To Parent's FAQs About Childhood Vision Correction

    Some children struggle in school, and while not all learning problems are vision related, about one child in ten has eye trouble severe enough to affect learning. Parents may misunderstand learning problems that come from eye trouble, so here is an answer guide to common questions that can help you get started. 1. My child has perfect vision, so should I even worry about vision trouble? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes.
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  • Living With Pain Due To Stress: Three Natural Remedies To Battle The Pain Without Prescription Medication

    People who suffer from chronic pain due to stress often turn to medication as their first line of defense. Prescription medication can be very addictive and lead to dependency. If you are fearful of forming this habit, but don't know where to turn for pain relief, there is hope. You can turn to natural and safe solutions to help ease the pain that you have to live with every day. If you don't want to take prescription medications, use the remedies listed below so you can get up and get on with your life before the pain set in.
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  • Meningitis and Oxygen Therapy in Children: Advice for Parents

    Meningitis is a serious disease that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. As well as fever, drowsiness and seizures, meningitis can sometimes cause problems with breathing. If your child develops breathing problems from meningitis, your doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy. Learn more about the effects meningitis can have on a child's breathing and what to expect from oxygen therapy. Why is oxygen therapy necessary? Swelling in the meninges (the membranes around the brain) can interfere with a child's nervous system.
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  • 3 Questions You May Have If Your Child Was Born With Craniosynostosis

    If you recently had a baby that was born with craniosynostosis, you will probably have a lot of questions about this disorder. While it is not a common occurrence in babies, approximately 1 in 2,500 babies are affected by it. Here are three important things you should understand about this condition. What Is Craniosynostosis? Craniosynostosis is a problem with the way the skull forms on a baby. All babies are born with detached bones of the skull, but over time these bones bond together forming one solid bone.
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  • 5 Hallmarks Of A Top-Notch Pediatrician

    Choosing a pediatrician for your child does not have to be a daunting experience. If you are like many concerned parents, you will probably do your research and ask for recommendations when searching for a pediatrician, but how do you know you've found the right one? A superior pediatrician means more than being board certified with outstanding medical credentials. As your guideline, consider the following, as these are a few hallmarks of a first-rate pediatrician:
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