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Sundowning: What Is It And How Does It Affect Your Parent’s Alzheimer’s Disease?

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When your parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may have numerous concerns about how the disease will affect them right now and in the future. Sundowning is one of the things your parent may do that affects how they think, feel and react to their surroundings, you, and the memory care specialists taking care of them. Sundowning produces a number of symptoms, such as sleepiness, pacing, confusion, and agitation. The symptoms usually occur right after dinner or sometime before bedtime. Here’s a definition of...

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Two Keys To Finding Good Home Health Care For Your Parents

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have aging parents, you are likely worried about their welfare.  You know that with your own career and family, it’s nearly impossible for you to be there all the time to see to their needs.  That’s where home health care comes in.  There are trained professionals out there that know how to assist your parents without seeming intrusive.  However, you want to make sure that whomever you bring in to care for your loved ones is fit for the task.  Use this information to learn more about how you can...

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Massage For Premature Babies

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Humans are biologically wired to respond to touch, and skin on skin contact of any kind can release certain chemicals such as oxytocin – the chemical thought to be responsible for human bonding – and beta endorphins – the chemical responsible for growth. For premature babies, studies show that the use of touch and gentle massage has a huge positive impact on the growth and development of babies born too early. In fact, babies deprived of massage and skin on skin touch often have retarded growth and development. For those mothers with...

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3 Health Issues That Can Result From Asbestos Exposure

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You may have heard about asbestos and the dangers of it, but you might not have given it a lot of thought. If you have an older home, however, it is imperative to have it inspected for the presence of asbestos. Otherwise, you and your family members could suffer from serious health-related complications. These are just a few of the things that have been found to correlate to asbestos exposure, so as you can see, asbestos are not anything to sneeze at. 1. Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is one of the most common health conditions that can happen in...

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Five Signs Your Child May Develop Asthma

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Asthma is a surprisingly common disorder that affects nearly 7 million children in the United States alone. Many parents dismiss early signs of the disease as allergies or a respiratory infection, only to learn that their child must now manage a life-long disease. In fact, there are a number of risk factors that can contribute to asthma. Some of them can be controlled, while others are unavoidable, but you should be aware of all of them when it comes to protecting your child’s health.  Genetics If you or a blood relative have...

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Considering Breast Augmentation Surgery? Know These Myths Before You Choose

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There’s a reason that breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. It can give a woman much needed self confidence, and can drastically change how she lives her life. While most women understand the basics of breast augmentation surgery, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here’s a look at some of the most common thoughts people have about this surgery that are just wrong. Myth #1: Recovery from breast augmentation surgery is painful Like with any surgery, different people...

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Supporting The Lower Jaw And Neck While You Sleep: The Benefits Of A CPAP Chin Strap

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With all the headgear you have to wear when you have a CPAP machine, you end up feeling like a science fiction alien at night. Eventually, most patients get used to wearing the headgear, but what about a chin strap? When your pulmonologist decides that you should wear a chin strap as well, he or she has some very good reasons for it.  There are some benefits to wearing a CPAP chin strap too. “Mouth Breathers” and the Need for Chin Straps If your pulmonologist thinks that your CPAP is working but you still are not getting...

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Did You Follow Your Orthopedic Surgeon’s Home-Care Instructions Today?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your orthopedic surgeon tells you to follow specific home-care instructions after your procedure, and you don’t do as he or she says, you may endanger your health or compromise your surgical site. It’s essential that you understand why it’s not a good idea to skip the instructions once you get home. Here are two things your surgeon may advise you to do and the consequences you may face if you don’t. Eat a Soft Diet Some surgical procedures, such as hip joint replacement surgery and back surgery, may require you to...

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Botox: 4 Ways To Use These Injectables

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Botox, which is an injectable that can relax the facial muscles, is often believed to only work for cosmetic purposes. While it is definitely amazing at reducing lines and wrinkles, there are other ways the drug can help. Botox uses an ingredient called toxic botulin, which benefits you in a number of ways. Here are four different ways you can use Botox. Eliminate Crow’s Feet One of the more common ways Botox is used is to eliminate crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are the small lines at the corners of the eyes. It comes from years...

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Your First Mammogram: What To Expect Before, During And After

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By the time you turn 40, you may not feel like you have a whole lot of “firsts” left in life. You likely have your first home, first child and first car. You’re probably well past your first job and your first committed relationship. But 40 does bring a “first” for women. Turning 40 means it is time for your first mammogram. And, much like buying your first home or raising your first child, you may not be fully aware of what that first mammogram will entail. But unlike houses and kids, your first mammogram is a...

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Setting Up in Home Care on a Temporary Basis

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have been recently injured and you find that you need some extra help at home, it is possible to hire in home care services on a short term basis. While many people may believe home care is only for those who are near incapacitated, if you are at home rehabilitating and need a little assistance, home health care is a service that will meet all of your needs. Home Care Services Can be Minimal Even if you just need assistance getting dressed in the morning, you can have home care services come to your house to help you get ready for the...

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