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Why Football Can Be a Spine-Dangerous Sport in Middle Age

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Football is a fun, but physically challenging, sport that many middle aged guys like to play late into life. However they may be putting their spine at risk due to a serious problem known as degenerative disc disease. The Spine Stiffens as it Ages Degenerative disc disease happens when the spine stiffens later in life. This occurs as the spine begins to dry up slightly over time and the weight of the rest of the spine thins individual discs.

6 January 2017

4 Tips For Living With Long-Term Pain

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When it comes to having chronic discomfort on a daily basis, this can simply prove to be extremely challenging.  Not feeling your best and suffering while trying to make a living or raise a family may be more than you can take. The key to enabling you to get through these difficult times is sure to rest in finding effective ways to manage the pain. This can allow you to cope with it better and decrease the amount of discomfort you're having in the process.

29 December 2016

First Pair Of Glasses? 4 Tips To Blend Your Child's Fashion Sense With Your Concerns About Their Vision

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The current fashion trends have made it easier to get kids to wear their glasses. In fact, your child was likely quite excited to hear that they needed corrective lenses. While your child is eager to pick out the coolest frames, you know that their glasses must be safe, comfortable, and durable enough to stand up to your child's active lifestyle. As you consider your options, keep these ideas in mind for finding a pair of lenses that will provide a happy compromise between fashionable and effective.

30 November 2016

Why You Should Invest In A Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

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Medical equipment can seem expensive for at-home use, but if you need to regularly check your blood pressure, a digital monitor is the way to go. While you could always master the manual method, digital monitors provide a myriad of benefits. The Benefits Of Regularly Monitoring Your Blood Pressure While most people won't need to regularly monitor their blood pressure at home, it is beneficial for those who have suffered from heart problems in the past, or who may have diabetes or kidney disease.

30 November 2016

How To Treat A Cut At Home

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Not all cuts require a trip to the doctor's office. If you have a small cut and are not in danger of getting an infection, you can treat it at home. Taking care of a minor cut at home requires just a few steps and can speed up the healing process. Here is some helpful advice on how to treat a cut at home: Stop the Bleeding The first thing you have to do is treat the bleeding.

10 November 2016

Health Screening Tests Your Primary Care Physician May Order

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When you see your primary care physician for a routine physical, even if you are healthy at the time, it's important to give your doctor information about your family's medical history. The more information he or she has about diseases or medical conditions for which you are at risk, the better the preventative health care you can receive. Even if you are asymptomatic at the time of your exam, depending on the risk factors you have, your doctor will determine what types of screening tests you may need.

26 October 2016

No Bee Stings Yet? Here's What You Need To Know If You're Worried About Bee Sting Allergies

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If you are one of the lucky people who has never been stung by a bee, but you're now moving into an area where bee stings are a risk, you might be worried about how you'd react if you end up with a sting. This is a legitimate worry; bee sting allergies can be severe. But you do often get a reprieve on your first sting, which gives you time to take action.

10 October 2016

Getting Hearing Aids For The First Time? What You Should Know

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When you go in to the doctor to have your hearing checked, you may not expect to find out that you are suffering from hearing loss. Getting hearing aids may not have been in your plans. However, they can and will help you correct your hearing loss and be better able to interact with the world around you. Because this will be your first time getting hearing aids, you may not know what to expect from the process or what to expect once you begin wearing them.

7 October 2016

Physical Therapy: Often An Essential Autism Treatment For Children

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If your child with autism has problems with his or her gross and/or fine motor skills, physical therapy can help. How often or for how long your child will need physical therapy depends on his or her individual needs. Consequently, it's important to have some understanding of how physical therapy can be a valuable aspect of your child's overall autism treatment plan. What a Physical Therapist Does Sometimes children with autism have problems running, jumping, walking, or even getting up from a chair or sitting without support.

23 September 2016

No Butts About It: Three Glute-Strengthening Exercises For Runners

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When you run, the gluteal muscles in your rear end are responsible for stabilizing your pelvis as you lift your legs and propel yourself forward. If your glutes are not strong, you'll be more prone to injuries such as IT band syndrome and strained hips. There are no "butts" about it – if you want to be a strong, injury-free runner, you need a strong butt! These three glute-strengthening exercises will help you build and maintain those muscles.

15 September 2016