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  • Answering Common But Important Glaucoma Questions

    Problems with your sense of site can be particularly problematic because of your reliance on this invaluable sense. Sadly, there are many issues that your eyes may encounter over the course of your life. For example, glaucoma is a relatively common condition that many patients will have to battle at some point during their lives. If you are suspecting that you may be developing this condition, it is important for you to know the answers to these two questions.
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  • Getting Rid Of The Pain And Numbness In Your Hands And Wrists

    It starts as a mild pain in your wrists as you work but quickly develops into numbness and tingling in your hand. Eventually, you find it difficult to grasp anything and hold onto it. These are the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome and, if not addressed, can leave you without the use of your hands. Here is what is happening to your wrists and hands and the help available to you.
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  • How To Create A Medical Care Binder For An Aging Parent

    A medical binder is one of the single most important tools you can have when it comes to managing an aging parent's healthcare. While it's useful if your parent is still independent, it is indispensable if they have a home caregiver that is helping them manage their health. The purpose of the binder is to keep all of their health records in a single place. It is then taken to each medical appointment and available for every visiting healthcare worker.
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  • Knee Replacement? 3 Physical Activities That Will Help You Recover Quicker

    While you may expect to be laid up for a few days or even a week or more after knee replacement surgery, you won't be. Within at least 24 hours of your surgery, you will begin the arduous journey of physical rehabilitation. The process starts with your first attempt to get out of bed and ends when you resume your normal activities without pain and restriction. For most people, this takes approximately 12 weeks, but everyone is different.
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  • Tips For New Prosthetic Leg Patients

    Losing your leg can be an extremely difficult loss to experience. In addition to the intense pain and stress this causes, it can make daily life far more difficult. Fortunately, prosthetics have experienced numerous advancements in recent years that have helped improve the quality of these devices. However, if you have never been around prosthetic legs, you may not understand what to expect from these devices. By using these following tips, you can avoid some routine sources of issues.
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  • Three Ways To Assist A Family With A Member In An Urgent Care Facility

    When someone you know has a family member admitted to an urgent care facility, the family's world can quickly be turned upside-down. As a non-family member, you might want to help the family get through this challenging time, but where to start? Visiting the urgent care facility to offer your support is one approach, but some families are resistant to the idea of an outsider being around during a private family moment.
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  • 3 Affordable At Home Teeth Whitening Techniques

    Having teeth that are discolored can make you self-conscious of your smile when around other people. If professional teeth whitening is not within your budget, you may be considering treatments you can do at home on your own. These three techniques use things you may already have around your home as well. Coconut Oil Pulling It may seem strange, but you can actually whiten your teeth using coconut oil. The idea is that the lauric acid found in the coconut oil will eliminate the bacteria in plaque, which is what makes your teeth look yellow.
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  • Visi Your Parent in the Nursing Home to Prevent Elder Abuse

    Placing your parent in a nursing home may be the smartest decision for your parent's health and safety, but it can also be a worrisome experience for you. Nursing home abuse happens often, but there are ways you can prevent it and reduce the chances of abuse happening to your parent. The best strategy is to frequently visit your parent at the nursing home. Planning your visits Research shows that nursing home residents that get frequent visitors are less likely to be abused or neglected during their stay.
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  • Going Through Menopause And Hot All The Time? Things You Can Do To Cool Down

    Going through menopause can lead to hot flashes. When a woman has a hot flash, she feels a quick feeling of heat, sweating, and sometimes gets a flushed, red face. If you are having this problem, you should know there are things you can do to help you feel better. Hormone Replacement Therapy Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be able to help you with your hot flashes. Your doctor may suggest this treatment if your body has low progesterone and estrogen hormone levels due to menopause.
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  • What Not To Do If You Have Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins usually appear on middle-aged or older women. Sometimes men get them, but their appearance is usually more disliked by women. If you're a woman with varicose veins, here is some advice on what not to do to help from making them worse. Bathe in the Sun If you have varicose veins or the beginnings of varicose veins, or spider veins, avoid exposure to the sun. Getting too much sun will enlarge spider veins by breaking down the collagen beneath the skin.
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