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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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  • Your Smartphone May Aid You In Preventive Skin Care

    About 5 million people are treated for skin cancer in the United States each year, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. In fact, in the past 30 years, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other kinds of cancer combined. Skin cancer, unlike most other types of cancer, is preventable by using sunscreen, limiting sun exposure and staying away from tanning beds. Visiting your dermatologist regularly is a key component of skin cancer prevention, but certain smartphone apps might help reduce your risk, as well.
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  • When To Seek Medical Care During Pregnancy: Signs Of Trouble

    When you find out that you are pregnant, it is one of the happiest times of your life. You also quickly come to the realization that you are fully responsible for another life growing inside of you. This realization makes taking care of your health your number one priority. As such, you need to be sure that you know all of the situations or scenarios in which you need to seek immediate medical attention in the ER.
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  • The Many Roles Of An Unpaid Caregiver

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are more than 34 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. -- most of whom are family members and friends. In many ways, lay caregivers have more responsibilities than paid caregivers. If you are considering being a caregiver, it's likely that you will play multiple roles in your efforts to contribute to your love one's overall well being. Providing Personal Care and Keeping the Household Running
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  • 3 Things That Can Help You Care For Your Elderly Parent

    Caring for an elderly parent can be very rewarding, but it can also be very challenging and time consuming. If you are working, busy with your children, or simply have a full schedule, there are certain things that you can do to make caring for your elderly parent just a bit easier and more manageable. This article will discuss 3 different things that can help you get the help you need to care for your parent, while still allowing them to live with you.
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  • 4 Ways To Screw Up Your Plastic Surgery Results And Recovery

    When you decide that you are going to go under the knife, you want to do everything that you can to make sure that the surgery and recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Here are four things that you should not do – unless you're just asking for surgery complications and a prolonged recovery: 1. Keep Smoking That Pack a Day Smoking is bad all on its own. However, when you combine it with surgery, it becomes significantly worse.
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  • 3 Benefits Provided By An Apothecary

    In an age where people have come to expect instant results, prefabricated medications are all the rage. While medicine that is manufactured in mass might have its benefits, there is something to be said for having medications compounded on site by an apothecary. Here are 3 benefits that an apothecary can provide when it comes to the medications you take on a daily basis. 1. Availability Many patients find it difficult to discover the exact combination of medication that works best with their body chemistry to deliver results.
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  • Prematurely Aging Placenta? What Should You Do?

    Finding out that you are pregnant can be one of the most exciting times of your life -- as well as one of the most stressful. Finding out that your placenta is aging more rapidly than normally can only add to this stress. Should you be concerned about your baby's health? What should you do? Fortunately, there are a number of measures to help ensure the continuing health of both you and your child.
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