Dealing With Diabetes: What You Should Know

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Nursing A Sore Wing: Elbow And Shoulder Overuse Injury Treatment

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Many people associate injuries with a “pop” or a sudden jolt of pain. Although these acute injuries happen occasionally, you are more likely to suffer from slower growing chronic use injuries like tendon or bursa inflammation (tendinitis or bursitis). Many elbow and shoulder injuries start with a niggling soreness and discomfort that devolves into something altogether debilitating.    Here are a few tips to help nurse your sore shoulder and elbow to prevent a chronic injury from developing into something more serious: …

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How Young Is Too Young For Dental Implants?

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If you want a perfect smile, but you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you may have considered the use of dental implants. Unfortunately, not everyone can get them when they first want them. Specifically, young adults cannot get them until their jaw is completely done growing. That is because dental implants require a strong jaw with adequate strength to support their weight and use. If you are the parent of a teenager or young adult who is interested in getting dental implants, the following information will be very helpful.…

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Recovering From Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair

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You’re scheduled for arthroscopic surgery with an orthopedic surgeon to repair a torn rotator cuff. This is a less invasive procedure than traditional shoulder surgery, but a full recovery to regain the use of your shoulder will still take weeks. Here is what you can expect immediately after the surgery and the weeks following at home recovering. Preparing to Go Home After the Surgery Once the arthroscopic surgery is completed, you’ll be taken to a recovery area to rest while the anesthetic wears off.…

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Starting a New Exercise Routine? Know When to See Your Doctor

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Beginning a new exercise program is generally safe for most people. However, some people need to be careful when beginning new or more difficult physical activities due to underlying health conditions. But how do you know if you’re one of the former or the latter? It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen regardless of how healthy you think you are. However, you should definitely see your doctor if you have any of the following risk factors or symptoms.…

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How An Occupational Therapist Helps Your Child With Autism

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Occupational therapists serve patients in a number of settings and capacities. One particular setting is within your own school district. You will probably meet the occupational therapist that serves your district the first time you meet to develop an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for your child with autism. An occupational therapist is almost always involved with special needs children and children with autism are no different. Here are several things that an occupational therapist might do to help your child with autism.…

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How Diabetes Can Cause You To Go Blind

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One of the most serious secondary effects that diabetes has on the body is how it impacts your eyes. The loss of vision can be gradual until the damage in the eye is severe. There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy, but frequent eye examinations can detect early signs of damage. Treatment can then be started to slow down the vision loss. Here is what you need to know about this eye disease and how to prevent it from stealing your vision.…

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Four Little Lifestyle Mistakes That May Be Contributing To Your Acne Breakouts

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Acne is a complicated skin condition. There’s no one single cause or treatment. For many patients, a variety of lifestyle practices and internal body conditions contribute to the development of acne. In order to tackle your acne completely, you’ll not only need to follow your dermatologist’s advice when it comes to using medications but also make some changes to your lifestyle. Here’s a look at four little lifestyle mistakes that could be contributing to your breakouts.…

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Three Lifestyle Habits That Could Be Making Your Lower Back Pain Worse

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Do you suffer from lower back pain? One of the best steps you can take towards relief is seeing a chiropractor for treatment on a regular basis. But in order to experience ongoing relief from lower back pain, it is also important to take a look at the lifestyle habits that may be contributing to that pain or making it worse. Here are three common lifestyle habits that perpetuate lower back pain and some simple suggestions for changing them.…

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Common Concerns Before The First Chiropractic Appointment

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If you’ve finally bit the bullet and made your first appointment with a chiropractor, you might be feeling a bit nervous. A lot of patients have some concerns and worries before their first appointment. Here’s a look at those concerns and the information you need to ease your mind. Will you have to take your clothes off? If you’re self conscious about your body, you might be worried about the need to undress or wear a paper gown in front of your chiropractor.…

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Why You Need To Have Eye Exams On A Regular Basis

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Protecting your vision is important and, for many people, something they do not think much about it until there is a problem with it. Taking the best care of your eyes means you visiting an eye doctor on a regular basis for exams that can determine if your vision is still good and if there are any problems developing. Learn more about some reasons why you need to always maintain a schedule for regular eye exams.…

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