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3 Reasons Hand Therapy Is Important For The Management Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classically affects the hand joints and often causes hand deformities in addition to pain and swelling. If RA is affecting your hands, you should consider hand therapy as part of your treatment and start in the early stages of the disease. Delaying Deformities One management approach used in hand therapy is splinting. Prompt intervention with finger splints may help delay finger deformities due to RA. Finger splints look similar to rings and the bands fit above and below the knuckle (proximal interphalangeal joint)...

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Three Amazing Medicinal Uses Of Oats

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When most people think of oats, the first thing they might think of is their grandma’s homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. Some may not realize, however, that besides being an ingredient used in delicious snacks and desserts, oats have many health benefits. Here are three amazing medicinal uses of oats. Oats Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels It’s been known for some time that oats are heart healthy. One of the reasons for this is it can actually help reduce LDL cholesterol levels. This is thanks to the amounts of soluble fiber it...

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Plan To Quit Using Snuff? Repair Your Damaged Teeth And Gums With Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you plan to quit using snuff or some other form of chewing tobacco in the future and have numerous dental problems in your mouth, ask a cosmetic dentist to evaluate and treat your teeth. Chewing tobacco or smokeless tobacco contains thousands of chemicals that stain the surfaces of your teeth and gums. Many of these chemicals can permanently discolor your teeth if you don’t do something about it now. Here are things to know about chewing tobacco’s effects on your teeth and what a cosmetic dentist can do to help you. How...

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Does Your Child Need to Be Tested for Strep Throat Infection?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Strep throat is a common childhood ailment, and antibiotic medications are usually necessary to get rid of it. If your child is inflicted with a case of strep throat, it can be highly stressful for you and very uncomfortable for your child. It’s important to get a child with a case of strep throat on antibiotics quickly to prevent the infection from developing into a more severe condition. The following are indicators that your child may be suffering from more than just the common cold and needs to be tested for a strep infection: Sore...

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Telltale Signs Your Child Needs a Vision Screening

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Babies and young children usually have vision checks with their pediatrician. It isn’t until 3 1/2 years of age that your child will have an actual vision screening test. If your child is younger, or even older, there are telltale signs that may indicate your child has a vision problem that you can detect yourself. If you notice any of these signs in your child, it may be time to contact your child’s pediatrician or find an optometrist to have your child’s eyes checked. Here are a few of these signs. Eye Issues in Young...

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5 Ways To Protect Your Fertility

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you are hoping to have children in the future, it’s important to be proactive about your fertility. While some things that are beyond your control like your age and medical conditions may negatively impact your fertility, other factors are definitely within your control. Here are five ways you can protect your fertility and boost your chances of having a family: Manage Your Weight Being either very underweight or very overweight can negatively impact your fertility by causing problems with ovulation. Maintaining a healthy weight not...

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Exercising After A Facelift

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Uncategorized |

After you have had your facelift, you might be eager to get back into the swing of things. One area you will want to be careful with is exercise, since you do not want to cause complications that may alter the results of the facelift. You might experience a reopening of your incisions, scarring and an infection. Exercise is a Part of Recovery You will usually want about two days of bed rest following a facelift. But afterward, not exercising at all can have a negative impact on your ability to recover. If you engage in regular walks, you can...

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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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