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

Ear Infections Vs. Teething: How Do You Know What Your Infant Is Suffering From?

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Teething and ear infections can have some similar symptoms. The similar symptoms make it very easy for parents to confuse one for the other. This creates a problem, as an ear infection can get much worse if a parent thinks his/her baby is just teething. Do you know how to tell the difference between teething and an ear infection? Here's everything you need to know. A High Fever If your child has a high fever along with rosy cheeks and lots of drool, it is possible that your child has an ear infection.

2 September 2016

FAQ About An Overgrowth Of Candida

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Are you confused as to why you experience so many digestive issues? Although many medical conditions can contribute to the problem, you might be suffering from an overgrowth of candida. If you don't want the symptoms to become worse, it must be treated as soon as possible. Take a look at this article for the answers to some of the questions you might have in mind about candida. What is Candida?

19 August 2016

Make Big Lifestyle Changes To Increase Heart Health Using These Four Tips

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About 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur within the United States each year, and many of them could have been prevented had the person focused on the health of their heart. Many of the risk factors these patients experienced could have been avoided had they known what to look out for. In an effort to prevent even greater risks of heart attacks, here are some lifestyle habits you want to be conscious of.

4 August 2016

Extend The Life Of Your Power Chair's Battery

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A power chair is an excellent mobility tool. However, if the chair's battery is dead – it's not quite as helpful. When the battery is dead you can't get around easily and safely. Learning how to extend the life of your battery is an excellent way to prevent this type of scenario. Here are just a handful of the ways in which you can extend your battery life. Keep The Battery Clean

25 July 2016

Answering A Few Questions About Pursuing A Career In Healthcare

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Trying to choose a career that is both financially and personally rewarding can be a challenging task. While there are many people that may be attracted to a career in medicine, they may not be particularly informed about their options. Once you have the following three questions about medical careers answered, you will be in a much better position for making the best choice for your needs. Do You Have To Become A Nurse Or Doctor To Pursue A Career In The Medical Field?

11 July 2016