If you have a loved one who has recently developed the need for a little or a lot of help caring for themselves, then you are likely making the tough decision as to how you will help them stay healthy and happy. You may be trying to decide between having them move into a nursing home or assisted living facility, and maybe considering home care as well. To help you make the best decision for your loved one, it is important to understand all of the facts about each type of care and forget any myths you have heard.
10 May 2017
Making the switch from glasses to contact lenses can be difficult for anyone, but for pre-teens the switch can be particularly difficult. A pre-teen's emotional maturity can be tested by the daily care required by most contact lenses and the initial frustration they may feel adapting to the change. As a parent, you want sure that your pre-teen can make the switch to contact lenses as seamlessly as possible. Here are some tips to help you help your pre-teen adjust to contact lenses:
12 January 2017
When you're diagnosed with coronary heart disease, it's important to start treatment immediately to prevent further complications. Treatment will help you avoid the eventual complications of heart disease. Many patients with heart disease find it easier to take medications and come to check-ups than to make personal lifestyle changes. A permanent lifestyle change, however, can be the most effective defense you have against further health problems. Here's why lifestyle changes make such a difference when it comes to heart health.
2 December 2016
You don't have to be an athlete to develop athlete's foot, although it is commonly seen in those who participate in sports. Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal skin infection which commonly affects the feet and sometimes the toenails. In some cases, it can spread to the hands, although this is uncommon. If you are concerned about preventing this skin infection, or you want to learn how to recognize and treat the condition, familiarize yourself with the basics.
15 November 2016
According the National Cancer Institute, there will be over 1.6 million cases of cancer diagnosed this year. Thanks to advances in modern medicine, however, being told you have cancer doesn't automatically mean a death sentence. Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment for certain cancers, but there are a variety of myths surrounding this remedy that keep many people from trying it. Here is the truth behind three common myths associated with radiation treatment.
18 October 2016
Crohn's disease is a condition that affects many people, and the common symptoms of this disease include stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, and fatigue. These symptoms can be present with a lot of conditions, though, and this makes it hard for doctors to diagnose Crohn's disease in many cases. If you are suffering from these symptoms, you should visit a primary physician to find out if you have Crohn's disease. Tests Used To Diagnose Crohn's disease
23 September 2016
Limited mobility is not exactly uncommon in old age. Whether it is due to arthritis or a slip and fall incident, not being able to move around as easily can hurt an elderly person's independence and self-esteem. Seeing someone you care about struggle like this is definitely difficult. It is up to you to help make your family member's life easier. Here are six effective ways to help a senior with limited mobility:
24 February 2016
Amblyopia is the medical term for the condition commonly known as lazy eye. Your child may not even notice the condition, but parents or teachers frequently spot it because the so-called "lazy" eye wanders off to one side even when the child is looking directly at you. This can give the impression that the child is cross-eyed, but this is usually only temporary. However, the issue is more than just cosmetic – children who have amblyopia may suffer from poor depth perception, blurry vision, and other visual difficulties that can make school and daily activities more difficult.
1 February 2016
For many patients who are suffering from COPD, lung cancer, and other respiratory diseases, regular or continuous respiratory therapy is required to maintain lung function. Many patients are now benefiting from the comfort and convenience of home respiratory therapy. Here are four treatments that can be provided by respiratory therapists at a patient's home. Supplemental Oxygen Administration Supplemental oxygen is essential for patients who can no longer receive the oxygen they need from normal respiration.
11 January 2016
Orthodontic treatments are often part of a tween or teen's life -- it's estimated that around three-quarters of young people between the ages of 10 and 13 will suffer some dental problem that requires intervention through braces, a retainer, or the removal of extra teeth. However, in some cases your parents may have been unwilling or unable to pay for braces during your teen years. In other situations, you may have already had orthodontic treatment but wore your retainer only haphazardly and suffered alignment setbacks as a result.
28 December 2015