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Concerned About Possible Hearing Loss? 3 Things To Know

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Hearing loss is a problem for many Americans. In fact, recent statistics from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) show that 15 percent of adults over the age of 18 are afflicted with some level of hearing loss, with the risk being most elevated for those who are between the ages of 60 and 69. Males are also known to have twice the risk of developing hearing loss as adult females. Read More»

What To Expect A Your Doctor Treats Your Sprained Ankle

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An ankle sprain can occur when you least expect it. A simple fall or misstep can leave you in excruciating pain.  Even though you may be anxious to receive treatment for your injury, you may not know what to expect. Here is a bit of information to help you better understand what is typically done to treat a sprained ankle. Examination In order for your doctor to properly diagnose your condition, they must first examine the injured ankle. Read More»

Here's What You Should Know About Getting An Allergy Skin Test Done

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Whether you’re susceptible to regular, irregular, or seasonal allergies, getting an allergy skin test done can help you identify exactly what’s causing your allergic symptoms so you can minimize your exposure and therefore your symptoms as time goes on. Here are the basics you should know about getting an allergy skin test done: The Initial Consultation You can expect to sit down with your allergy test doctor one-on-one and discuss your medical history as well as the allergy symptoms that you tend to experience throughout the year. Read More»

Alternatives To Inpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs

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If you have an addiction to alcohol and want to stop drinking, then it is in your best interest to look into an alcohol rehab program. And, while the residential programs are successful for most people, there are some other options that are available to you that do not involve a live-in environment. Keep reading to learn about a few of them so you can start to develop the plan that works the best for you. Read More»

Infused Toothpicks? Why This Odd New Product Is Picking Its Way To Popularity

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An “infused” toothpick is not that new of an idea. Thirty years (and more) ago, toothpick companies would dip toothpicks in peppermint oil as a means of helping people feel as though they had fresher breath and cleaner gums after a meal. Since peppermint oil is also a natural digestive aid, the assumption was that the peppermint oil from the toothpicks would act in the same way as an after-dinner mint or mint gum. Read More»

Considering Implant Dentistry? 4 Questions To Ask Your Dentist

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After a dental injury or condition that has resulted in missing teeth, restoring your smile is important. Although having a complete smile is essential for your appearance, a full set of teeth will also help reduce the risk of dental complications, bone loss, and speech/eating issues. Of course, there are many options available if you want to restore your smile. Today, more and more people are opting for dental implants because of the many benefits they offer. Read More»

Parents Who Make Port Wine Stains "Fun" May Alleviate A Child's Anxiety

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Port wine stain birthmarks may cause a multitude of emotional problems in children if they are sensitive about their appearance. Thankfully, parents can take a unique step—making the stain fun—to stave off the need for treatment. However, removal is often the best option for children who can’t overcome their anxiety. Port Wine Stains May Make Children Anxious Port wine stains may trigger anxiety in many children because of the prominence the birthmark may have on their face. Read More»

Choose Your Own Adventure: 3 Medical Approaches To Weight Loss

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Many people who face ongoing struggles with their weight have tried every strategy available with limited results. Trying a medical approach to weight loss may be the tool you need to not only kickstart your weight loss, but find a strategy that helps you reach your long-term goals. Medically-Supervised Diets Medically-supervised diets typically consist of a very-low caloric diet (VLCD) that is designed to help you lose weight quickly, especially if you have many pounds to lose. Read More»

Managing Kidney Failure Caused by Sunlight-Triggered Lupus

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Kidney failure is one of those health problems that can be dangerous if left untreated. The causes of kidney failure are often mysterious and confusing but include many underlying disorders. For example, people with lupus may experience kidney damage that causes repeated kidney failure or chronic kidney disease. Understanding how to manage these issues is critical for protecting your overall health. Sunlight May Trigger Lupus Attacks Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the skin and various other parts of the body. Read More»

3 Emergency Signs Of Hypertension

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If your doctor has diagnosed you with hypertension, or high blood pressure, then you may at a heightened risk for developing cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure rarely causes symptoms, and this is why it is so hard to understand how it can be so dangerous. There are, however, a few symptoms of high blood pressure that may develop in those with hypertension that is long-standing or poorly managed. Here are three emergency warning signs of hypertension and what you can do about them: Read More»