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
A hip replacement surgery will, in the long run, help you have more mobility as you age, especially if the replacement frees you from debilitating joint pain. However, directly after the surgery, there is a short recovery period in which you will need greater assistance. Here is what you need to know about recovering from a hip replacement surgery and what you can do to prepare for life after the procedure.
16 December 2015
Talar dome lesions, also known as osteochondral defects or osteochondral lesions of the talus, are injuries that affect both the cartilage and bones within your ankle joint. Here are five things you need to know about talar dome lesions. What causes talar dome lesions? The talus bone is one of the bones that makes up your ankle joints. This bone is connected to your tibia, the bone in your lower leg.
10 December 2015
Whether you are hoping to prevent it or you are experiencing it, postpartum back pain is something you can take an active stance against. Most women feel pain and fatigue in their lower back during pregnancy that doesn't abate after delivery. Some questions you might have about postpartum back pain are addressed below. 1. Can You Prevent it? If you haven't delivered yet, you may be hoping to avoid postpartum back pain altogether.
30 November 2015
According to WebMD, the average woman enters menopause at around 51 years of age. You're nowhere near that age, but yet you're beginning to feel a few of the symptoms that are associated with menopause – including hot flashes and mood changes. If you're in your late 30s, 40s or even early 50s, according to Healthline, perimenopause might be the reason why you're periods are becoming more infrequent, and you're suffering from several strange symptoms.
3 November 2015
If you are a woman in your 50s, it might be a good idea for you to go to your doctor to get a bone density test. This test is used to diagnose osteoporosis, which is a disease that causes weakening of the bones. If you have osteoporosis, it is better to find out sooner rather than later. If you find out at an early stage, you might have a better chance of treating it and preventing further bone mass loss.
21 October 2015
Understanding the signs of symptoms of the common cold is simple, but learning possible signs of serious medical conditions can be difficult. Considering one in five Americans develop skin cancer, or melanoma, in their lifetime, learning the signs of this serious medical condition is essential. Unfortunately, you may only associate moles with skin cancer, since it is a common early sign. However, learning the other signs of this common cancer is smart for early diagnosis.
28 September 2015
You finally saw your doctor about that persistent noise you hear and you were diagnosed with tinnitus. Surgery on the tiny bones and nerves in your middle ear is an option, but one that your doctor wants to save for last. There are a number of non-surgical options to try initially to help you cope with the noise in your ears. Here are a few of them to consider first.
21 September 2015
Many young children and toddlers develop frequent ear infections. During this stage in life, the ear canal and the surrounding tissues are growing and changing rapidly, and those changes can make it easier for bacteria to become trapped in the ear and cause an infection. If your toddler is showing signs of an ear infection, such as intense pain in the ear, a fever, fullness in the ear, dizziness, ringing in the ear, and discharge, it's important that you know what you should and should not do in terms of managing this condition.
17 September 2015
Many children have speech impediments. It is not uncommon for a child to have a difficult time saying at least a couple sounds throughout their childhood. Generally as the child matures and learns, they will start to figure out how to say each sound, but some children become delayed and have a hard time learning the differences in the sounds. In this case you would want to intervene with therapy. One of the sounds that is the most difficult to say is the R sound.
8 September 2015