1 April 2015
When you realize that your senior loved one needs help in order to remain in their home, you may decide to hire an in-home care provider. Home-based care is a wonderful solution for seniors who need assistance with meals, medications and housework. It's also a way for family caregivers to take a break with the assurance that their older loved ones will be looked after in their absence. If your senior family member is able-minded, or mostly able-minded, it's a good idea to include them in the care planning in the following 3 ways:
31 March 2015
If you're pregnant, you know that between your regular doctor, your obstetrician, like Patricia A. Giuffre, MD, your family and your friends, you'll have a lot of information thrown at you at once. It's easy to let things get lost in the shuffle. While a pregnant woman is probably aware of the "major" things to avoid during her pregnancy, there are a lot of foods that many women aren't even aware could be harmful.
22 March 2015
Running can be exhilarating and thrilling, but it can also be damaging if you push yourself too hard. Runners are all vulnerable to a variety of physical injuries, from tendinitis to shin splints. Stress fractures are one of the most common injuries that runners experience. Knowing what a stress fracture is, how to promote healing after one occurs, and how to avoid getting a stress fracture in the future will help you stay healthy and pain-free.
6 March 2015
During the winter and spring it is not unusual for children to have coughs and colds due to the change in weather. Most of the times the common cold is nothing to worry about. However, there are times when the common cold can lead to more serious conditions such as a chest infection. Chest infections can be very serious in young children and need to be treated immediately. In order get your child help when they have a chest infection, you should be aware of the symptoms and the steps you can take to help your child to cope.
24 February 2015
Bunions, those sometimes painful growths on the joint of your big toe, can range from a minor inconvenience to a crippling condition. There are several surgical options for correcting a bunion, but they are usually elective procedures and they aren't always necessary. Determine whether surgery is a good option for you so you can discuss treatment plans with your doctor. When Is Surgery a Good Option? Surgery isn't generally recommended if your bunions don't cause you any pain or impact your daily life.
13 February 2015
You visited the eye care center and the optometrist told you that you need glasses. You walk through the store and try on multiple pairs of glasses, but just can't find the right ones. If this sounds familiar to you, you may be thinking that finding those perfect pair of glasses is hopeless…but it isn't. Choosing the winning pair of frames isn't just about comfort and functionality—it's also about how the glasses look on you.
6 February 2015
Although the options for replacing lost teeth were limited in the past, newer dental advancements have greatly expanded the replacement options for those with a less than stellar smile. Whether due to advanced age or severe periodontal disease, you have more options than ever when it comes to getting your smile back. Bridges If you have multiple missing teeth in the same area, a bridge is one of the best replacement options.