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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»

Anesthesia Options for Surgical Abortion

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When having an early surgical abortion, there are several different forms of pain reduction to choose from. Your choice will likely be based on your own levels of comfort with the procedure, the types of anesthesia offered by the clinic where you are having your procedure, and when you have the procedure completed. There are four main types of anesthesia associated with surgical abortion.  Local Anesthesia  With local anesthesia, only your cervix is numbed. 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»

Battling The Bulge: Why Your Fat Isn't Going Anywhere

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You’ve done the hard work: you’ve changed your diet, your eating habits, and portion sizes. You’ve joined a gym and exercise faithfully, and you’ve lost the weight you wanted to lose – but you’re still looking in the mirror and seeing bulges that won’t budge. If belly fat and love handles are getting you down, here’s a look at why they’re not moving and what you can do to get rid of them. Read More»

Avoid Rotator Cuff Injuries: Treat Your Shoulders Correctly And Understand Their Mechanics

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Many types of injuries you can get can be prevented by following good body mechanics and by understanding your body’s weaknesses. One common injury people get in their shoulder is a rotator cuff injury. There are some reasons why this is a common injury and you can learn about them, as well as other tips for reducing your risks of rotator cuff damages by reading here. Your rotator cuff is a complex part of your body Read More»