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Tips For Protecting Your Eyes While Camping This Summer

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Protecting Your Eyes While Camping This Summer

If you have your eyes set on getting out of the daily grind and relaxing this summer, a camping trip might be on the agenda. While relaxing in the woods or near the beach can recharge you and provide you with a stress-free summer vacation, it’s important that you don’t forget to focus on taking care of your eyes. The health of your eyes might be the least of your concern, but there are several potential ways of causing problems that can lead you to schedule a visit with your optometrist before your next scheduled checkup. Here are...

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Types Of Physiotherapy For Knee Replacement

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Types Of Physiotherapy For Knee Replacement

After a knee replacement surgery, it’s crucial that you start doing gradual exercises to build up strength in your knee and the surrounding muscles. Physiotherapy is often an important component of knee rehabilitation, since it can help keep you on track with your progress. Here are some of the types of exercises you can expect to do in physical therapy for knee replacement.  Range of Motion One of the earliest parts of your recovery will be to restore your range of motion. If you are feeling pain after your surgery or your knee is...

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Hearing Your Family More Clearly: How Com Links That Look And Feel Like Hearing Aids Can Help

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hearing Your Family More Clearly: How Com Links That Look And Feel Like Hearing Aids Can Help

If your hearing has deteriorated enough that you can barely hear what your family members are saying everyday, it may be time to consider some hearing solutions. One of those solutions, which works quite well if you are home-bound, is a com link system that looks and feels like hearing aids. Here is how the system works and how it can help you hear your family members better, even when they are out of sight. Com Link Hearing Aids These communication links, or com links are designed to look and fit just like in-the-ear canal hearing aids. You...

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4 Things Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Need To Know About Keratitis

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Need To Know About Keratitis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by pain and swelling in the joints. Over time, this swelling can erode the bones and lead to deformities. Rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t just cause joint problems; it can also damage other tissues, like your eyes. One possible eye complication of this disease is keratitis. Here are four things you need to know about it. What is keratitis? Keratitis refers to an inflammation of your cornea. As you may know, your cornea is the transparent tissue in the front of your eye...

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Important Questions To Ask When You’re Hiring A Health Aide To Look After A Family Member

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Important Questions To Ask When You’re Hiring A Health Aide To Look After A Family Member

Hiring a health aide to provide home health care to an elderly member of your family isn’t a decision to take lightly. It’s often effective to meet with multiple health agencies to not only go over what help you need in fine detail, but to also ask a series of questions to help you pick the right organization and aide. Your initial questions will likely touch on the cost of the service, the aide’s credentials and matters related to scheduling, but it’s important to delve a little deeper and ask some other questions,...

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Refuting 2 Myths About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Refuting 2 Myths About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

There are many reasons why your hearing may start to fade, but this can present numerous safety and quality-of-life issues for you. While modern medicine has led to the creation of numerous treatment options for hearing loss, there are many patients that may not be informed enough to make smart choices for correcting this problem. If this applies to you, having the following two myths dispelled should make it far easier for you when it is time to make choices regarding your hearing loss.  Myth: You Can Easily Tell If You Are Suffering...

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How To Reduce Your Arthritis Pain

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Reduce Your Arthritis Pain

If you have pain and stiffness in your joints when you move your body, you are likely suffering from arthritis. Arthritis occurs when there is inflammation in your different joints. It can occur everywhere, though it is more common in the knees, hips, wrists, shoulders, and ankles. Here are some ways to reduce the pain and discomfort experienced with arthritis. Take an Anti-Inflammatory Pain Reliever Unless your doctor has prescribed you a stronger pain reliever, you will need to get an over-the-counter (OTC) medication. Anti-inflammatory...

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Three Birth Defects For Which Physiotherapy Can Help

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Birth Defects For Which Physiotherapy Can Help

Was your child born with a birth defect? While physiotherapy is certainly not a cure, it might be able to help your child acquire gross motors skills and help them function as independently as possible as they grow. Here are three types of birth defects for which physiotherapy can be of benefit to your child.    Periventricular Leukomalacia This type of brain damage is most common in babies born before they reach 32 weeks gestation and weigh less than 3.3 pounds. Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) is typically caused by a decrease...

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Use Of Orthotics In The Treatment Of Achilles Tendonitis

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Use Of Orthotics In The Treatment Of Achilles Tendonitis

The achilles tendon is a vital tendon in that it connects the calf muscle to the heel. It plays a stabilizing and energizing role in activities such as walking, running, and jumping. If you suddenly increase your level of activity, or you have a problem with your foot strike, you can enflame the tendon and create a condition known as achilles tendonitis. Orthotics and physical therapy can work together to revitalize your tendon and get you ready for your next marathon, hike, or walk around the block. The Don’ts of Orthotics An orthotic...

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4 Steps Of Drug Testing For Jobs

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Steps Of Drug Testing For Jobs

If you’re considering employing a health and medical center to conduct drug tests to make sure that your employees are drug free, you should know how the process works. Drug testing is a multi-step process. There are four main steps to this process. 1. Fill Out the Chain of Custody Chain of custody is essentially a document that is filled out by anyone that goes near the sample that has been taken from the person who is being drug tested. The person who is supervising the drug testing will write down the standards and protocol that have...

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