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Dry Nasal Passages: Causes And Cures At Home

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There is a saying that the eyes are the window to the soul, but it is also true that the nose is the gateway to the lungs. The quality of air passing through your nasal passages has a direct effect upon your lungs, and that is why it is important to address issues that can interfere with healthy nasal breathing. One such issue is dry nasal passages; a dry nose is not only uncomfortable, it can be a cause of trouble for your entire respiratory tract. Read More»

What's Causing Your Frequent Headaches?

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Are you suffering from headaches several times a week or perhaps even daily? It’s important to get to the bottom of what’s causing your headaches, since if you can eliminate that cause, you can reduce their frequency and severity. Here’s a look at several common causes of frequent headaches and what you can do about them. Stress or anxiety Has your life been overly stressful lately? Maybe you’ve been going through some changes like a new job or perhaps you’ve been dealing with some social turmoil. Read More»

Should You Have a Facelift If Your Bell's Palsy Isn't Showing Signs of Resolving Itself?

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If you’ve suffered from a viral illness for the last week or two, you may be horrified to wake up to discover that you’ve developed Bell’s palsy—an inflammation of the nerves on one side of your face that can cause your eye and mouth to noticeably sag, at times even impeding your vision or speech. While most cases of Bell’s palsy resolve themselves in just a couple of weeks or a few months, in some cases this nerve damage may be permanent. Read More»

Pediatric Asthma - Identifying And Controlling Allergy Triggers

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If you have a young child with asthma, then it is essential that you develop a treatment plan with your son or daughter’s respiratory specialist to make sure that your child does not develop an emergency respiratory episode. The treatment plan should include medications for the asthma as well as humidifiers and other breathing assistance devices. As a parent, you also should do your part to make sure that asthma flare-ups do not occur on a regular basis. Read More»

Can Braces Fix Your TMJ Problems?

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Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a very painful condition to live with, yet it is not always easy to fix. If you are tired of living with TMJ and want an effective way to treat and fix the problem, you might want to consider going to an orthodontist. Getting braces is one way to fix TMJ; although there are numerous other methods used for this. Here are several things you should know about TMJ, the available treatment options, and how braces can solve the problem. Read More»

2 Types of Eye Surgery to Help Repair & Restore Your Vision

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As you age, you may have to deal with eye diseases and problems that can cause vision loss. This is especially true if you have health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, you are severely nearsighted, or have a family history of eye diseases. Here are two types of surgeries to help repair and treat glaucoma and eye floaters. Glaucoma Surgery In most situations, glaucoma occurs in your eye as pressure builds up inside the eye fluid until it damages your optic nerve. Read More»

6 Ailments You Never Knew A Chiropractor Could Treat

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When you think chiropractic care, you probably immediately think ‘back pain’. You might be surprised to learn that chiropractors treat more than just back pain. In fact, there is a wide variety of ailments that can be treated by a chiropractor. Here are some problems that a chiropractor, such as one at Hidden Valley Chiropractic, could assist in treating. Insomnia When your spine isn’t properly aligned, the pain and discomfort that you body feels can send mixed signals to the brain. Read More»

4 Ailments That Should Be Treated In An Urgent Care Clinic, Not The ER

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Urgent care clinics and emergency rooms both serve incredibly important functions. They both can treat you for injuries or illnesses from which you’re suffering. A general rule of thumb has been, “if you’re not going to lose a limb or die, then visit an urgent care clinic.” This rule of thumb is incredibly hyperbolic and has been quite detrimental in the service of many people’s health. The fact of the matter is, the services of a urgent care clinic and an emergency room are quite site specific, and depending on what has happened to you and when it has happened to you, you might have limited options. Read More»

2 Things To Ask Your New Baby's Pediatrician

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As soon as you bring your first child home from the hospital, your mind might be buzzing with ways to keep that precious little one safe. In addition to baby-proofing your home and keeping all the essentials on hand, you might also be wondering if the pediatrician you chose in the hospital will work for you. Here are two things you should ask your new baby’s pediatrician and how those answers could affect your first-time parenting experience: Read More»

5 Tips For Dry Brushing During Acne Scar Treatment

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Even after you have gotten your acne under control, you may have scars that will stay with you for your entire life if you do not get them treated. For many people, these scars are unsightly or embarrassing. Certain types of scars, such as raised scars, may even by itchy or painful. You may want to consult with a dermatologist about the many options for removing or reducing these scars. While you are considering home methods for reducing your scars, you may come across the concept of dry brushing, which helps exfoliate the skin. Read More»