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How Can You Tell If You'Re Experiencing Premature Menopause?

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Premature menopause is menopause that occurs before a woman reaches age 40. The more you understand about menopause, the better able you’ll be to identify the warning signs in your own body. How can you tell if you’re experiencing premature menopause? If you’re beginning premature menopause, you’ll be able to tell by these signs and symptoms: Shorter than normal periods Missed periods Irregular periods Lighter or heavier than normal periods Sudden feelings of excessive heat in the body (known as “…

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2 Surprising Causes Of Hearing Loss And What To Do About Them

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Many people assume that they’ll know the reason they lose their hearing, such as old age or an extremely loud sound. However, this is not always the case. In fact, there are some temporary and very surprising causes that could be the culprit of your hearing loss. Here are two of them: 1. Clogged Ears. Ear wax build-up is probably one of the most commonly overlooked causes of temporary hearing loss.…

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3 Tooth Replacement Options And Their Benefits

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If you are considering the replacement of one or more missing teeth, there are multiple dental applications available. However, beyond the aesthetic appeal of tooth replacement, each dental option offers its own benefits. Here are three popular tooth replacement options and the benefits associated with them: Dental Implants Dental implants are implanted surgically into the jawbone, where they undergo a healing process called osseointegration. During osseointegration, the titanium implant screw fuses with the jawbone for stabilization.…

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Tips For Implementing Your Own Medication Management Plan

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If you are taking more than one medication every day and are doing so in the management of more than one medical condition, you need to make time to learn more about how to best manage your medications. Getting the most benefit from your medicine can help you have greater control over your health and the conditions affecting it. Check out these tips for helping you manage your medications. Following Your Physician’s Instructions…

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It's Time for Braces: 3 Things You'll Want to Know

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If you’re about to get fitted for orthodontic braces, you might have a few questions. Your parents have probably discussed all the important dental issues with your dentist. However, you may have some questions of your own. That’s perfectly normal. Here are answers to some questions that you’re probably wondering about. Are the Braces Going to Hurt? Many people worry that their braces are going to hurt. In most cases, there won’t be any pain associated with your braces.…

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How To Improve The Rough Skin On Your Facial Skin

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If your facial skin feels and looks rough and dry, take steps to improve it now. Dry skin can develop on your face for a number of reasons, including from the facial cleansers you use each day. Although most commercial cleansers remove dirt and bacteria from your skin, they contain harsh chemicals that strip the moisture from your face. Here’s why commercial cleansers dry out your skin and what you can do to stop it.…

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Seeing Clearly Again Through The Fog

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Your cataracts have taken several years to develop to the point where your vision is affected. The cloudy lens causes objects to be blurry and lights take on a characteristic halo around them. Surgery to remove the cataracts removes the fog and allows you to see clearly again. Here is what you can expect from this surgery and how it will improve your eyesight. One at a Time Laser cataract surgery is a common procedure and is done in your doctor’s office with only a local anesthesia.…

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What Are Your Options When You Can't Climb Stairs?

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If you are able to walk on level ground, but can no longer ascend and descend stairs, a chair lift will allow you to access your second floor, basement, or even your garden. Platform lifts, which are an adapted form of chair lift, will take those who must use a wheelchair to previously inaccessible areas of their home. How do chair lifts work? Chair lifts are attached to a metal track that runs along one wall of a stairway.…

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Tips For Making Your Colonoscopy Prep More Comfortable

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If your doctor has scheduled you for a colonoscopy, you will most likely have a couple of days of preparation before your procedure. Since it is meant to clean out your bowels, the laxative and possible enema may have you cringing before you even begin. If so, use the following tips to make yourself as comfortable as possible during the prep. Plan Sedentary Activities That Are Close To A Bathroom…

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5 Things Travelers Need To Know About Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccines

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International travel is fun, but not if you bring home a serious disease with you. Tick-borne encephalitis isn’t something you need to worry about in the United States, but you may encounter it on your travels. Fortunately, there is an effective vaccine that can protect you on your trip. Here are five things that you need to know about the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine. What is tick-borne encephalitis? Tick-borne encephalitis is a life-threatening viral illness that is endemic to many parts of the world.…

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