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  • Understanding Your Newborn's Sleep Cycle

    Any new parent is all too familiar with the seemingly random sleep cycle of their newborn. Newborns do not know what day and night is, and frequently wake after sleeping for as little as half an hour. By understanding what to expect from your newborn's sleeping habits, you will be better prepared as a new parent juggling newborn care. Are There Sleep Patterns With Newborns? Your child's sleep patterns may seem random, but there is some rhyme and reason to them.
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  • Can HCG Injections Help You Get Pregnant?

    Some women have a harder time conceiving children. However, fertility treatments make its more possible for you to become a parent. Read on to find out if HCG injections can help you conceive. What is HCG? HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. It is a hormone that helps with the maturation process of an egg in a female's ovary. This hormone provokes the discharge of the egg during ovulation. It increases sperm count in men and is used as a treatment for women who are unable to conceive.
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  • Music Hertz Your Hearing: How Earbuds And Headphones Negatively Impact Your Hearing

    Most people would assume that it is only older people who suffer from hearing loss. However, it is possible for young children, teens and younger adults to suffer hearing damage as well. There are many reasons for this, such as an injury, but it can also occur from listening to loud music. In fact, 50 percent of participants in a recent study were found to listen to music at decibels that are considered unsafe.
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  • PEMF Therapy: a Natural Approach for Treating Chronic Pain

    Back injuries can leave people in pain for the rest of their lives, and this type of pain can be unbearable. If you can relate and are tired of living in pain, you may want to consider looking into a holistic approach for pain relief, and one option you have is to find a doctor that offers PEMF therapy. This is a newer approach for pain relief, and here are three things you should know about it.
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  • Dos And Don'ts Of Dealing With Mobility Aid Users

    Do you have a friend who has started using crutches? Do you know how to handle the situation when your relative brings their walker when they come for a visit? Have you met a new co-worker that's in a wheelchair? If you've never been around someone with limited mobility, you may feel awkward or socially inept. Here are some dos and don'ts to help you with the situation:  Do ask permission before touching someone's wheelchair: The wheelchair is the personal space of the user and should be respected as if it's part of their body.
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  • How To Avoid Extra Sodium In Your Diet And Still Enjoy The Benefits Of A Water Softener

    If your doctor asks you to cut back on your salt/sodium intake, the last thing you want is to discover that your softened water is contributing to higher sodium levels. Because most water softener companies use rock salt to soften water, you may be getting extra salt or sodium in your diet than you thought. You do not want to give up the benefits of a water softener, but you want better health.
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  • Family History Of Cancer: Why You Need An Occasional Physical Examination At A Clinic

    Do you come from a family with a history of cancer? The best way to stay on top of your health is by getting a physical examination to make sure you are in good shape. Here's how getting an occasional physical examination a health clinic can help you get treated for cancer early if it develops. How Can an Occasional Physical Examination Help Fight Cancer? The main point of a physical examination is for your overall health to get tested.
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  • Alzheimer's: The Quick Guide To Understanding The Disease

    While as many as five million Americans are battling this disease on a daily basis, the disease itself can still seem unknown and frightening. Below is a quick guide to understanding Alzheimer's Disease. What Is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the memory and general mental functions. It is progressive, meaning it worsens over time and does not relapse or "get better." Alzheimer's is not simply age-related memory loss—instead, it's a disease that leads to brain cell death and deterioration in daily functioning.
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  • What You Should Not Do When You Have Asthma

    When you are diagnosed with asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that involves the involuntary constriction and closing of the bronchial tubes and which hinders breathing, you may not know what you should do to make your condition better. You are likely tempted to completely alter everything in your life to avoid any future asthma attacks or flareups, or even to just ignore the problem entirely in an attempt to prove how tough you are.
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  • Cataract Surgery: What To Expect Before, During And After The Procedure

    Cataracts can greatly impact your ability to see the world clearly as the natural lens that covers your eye becomes cloudy. Thankfully, ophthalmologists can surgically restore your vision by replacing this natural lens with an artificial one. Knowing what to expect both during and after this procedure can help you to better understand the benefits and risks associated with cataract surgery and ultimately determine if this procedure is right for you.
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