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3 Reasons You Should Consult Your Family Doctor For Mental Health Issues

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Many people many not think about their family doctor as the first-step in dealing with mental health concerns. Fortunately, your family doctor can help with ruling-out other conditions and point you in the right direction for care. Start With Baseline Screening More family doctors and other professionals in primary care settings are being trained to identify issues related to mental health. This is often due to changes decades ago related to insurance and the need for referrals to see a mental health professional. Read More»

Therapy Dolls for Use with Alzheimer's Patients

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Loved ones with Alzheimer’s fear the world every day due to their memory loss. This leaves them vulnerable, and it creates paranoia and a sense of distrust. Recent studies demonstrate the positive benefits that therapy dolls create for Alzheimer’s patients. If you or someone you know is going through Alzheimer’s, talk to their doctor about therapy dolls for sale.  Benefits of a Therapy Doll Mental stimulation Alzheimer’s patients may not be able to regenerate missing brain cells, but they can hinder the degeneration with mental stimulation. Read More»

What Every Winter Swimmer Needs To Know About Swimmer's Ear

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With winter weather settling in, it’s that time of year when many families start taking advantage of the indoor pool services at the local community center. If you’re spending your winter playing in the pool with the kids, it’s important that you don’t dismiss complaints of an earache at any stage. Swimmer’s ear is an inflammatory infection of the outer ear that’s usually due to moisture being trapped in the ear, and it needs medical attention for treatment. Read More»

Going In For Hip Surgery? Tips That Will Help You Prepare

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If you’re going to be having hip surgery, be prepared for the recovery process. You will spend some time in the hospital after the surgery, but most of your recovery time will be spent at home. While the recovery period can be long and arduous, you can make it more productive and comfortable by being prepared. Here are four important pre-surgery steps you should take to help with your recovery process. Read More»

Tips For Preventing Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis can be a very tricky condition. Most of the time people do not even realize they have osteoporosis until they have a vertebral fracture or something traumatic happens. Then osteoporosis can make recovery much harder. Because of the estrogen drop during menopause and post-menopause, women are more likely than men to have the condition. In fact there are an estimated 10 million individuals with osteoporosis, and of those 10 million, 8 million are women. Read More»

Five Things Seniors Can Do At Home To Alleviate The Symptoms Of Arthritis

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Arthritis and joint pain are common complaints of senior patients. In some cases, these conditions can be so severe that they require home care nursing services to help seniors take care of everyday mobility and self-care issues.  Although arthritis can’t be entirely cured, there are a lot of things senior patients can do to alleviate the symptoms and reduce any discomfort they feel. The following are five things seniors can do at home to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis: Read More»

3 Benefits Of Taking Colostrum Supplements

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Colostrum or first milk, is what cows and similar animals feed to their young to develop their immune system and give them all the nutrients they need. Colostrum supplements are growing in popularity because of their great health benefits to your gut, immune system and overall body. If you aren’t sure if colostrum supplements are right for you, check out these three benefits of adding colostrum to your diet. Better Intestinal Health Read More»

Things You Can Try For Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain

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Plantar fasciitis causes foot pain that is sometimes severe. It can take several months for your foot to heal from this condition, and during that time, your pain could be bad enough to interfere with walking. Here are a few ways to deal with the pain while you’re waiting on your foot to heal. Use Rest And Ice For Pain Relief One reason plantar fasciitis is so painful is due to the inflammation it causes in your tissues. Read More»

Telestroke: What It Is And What To Expect

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A stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is temporarily blocked. Because this causes the cells in that area of the brain to be deprived of oxygen and glucose, damage occurs. There are two types of stroke. In ischemic stroke, clots form in the brain’s blood vessels, or in blood vessels leading to the brain. Rarely clots form in blood vessels somewhere else in your body and travel to the brain. Read More»

What To Know If You're Considering Coolsculpting

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Also known as body contouring, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure that utilizes uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat cells. The treatment takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and usually requires two or three sessions. It’s a particularly good option for targeting specific areas of the body. If you’re considering CoolSculpting, here’s what you should know. How it Works To understand how CoolSculpting works, you’ll need a refresher on fat cells. Read More»