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Three Ways To Keep Allergen Exposure Under Control

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When most people think of allergies, they think of the usual telltale symptoms of sneezing and watery, itchy eyes, typically caused by things like spring pollen in the air or pet dander. However, in some allergy sufferers, the symptoms can be far more severe, triggering instead of repeated sneezing an asthma attack. Your physician can prescribe treatments to help reduce your symptoms and the severity of an attack, but there are some steps you can take to reduce your allergen exposure to begin with. Read More»

3 FAQs When It Comes to Adult Stem Cell Therapy

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Also known as regenerative medicine, adult stem cell therapy is a promising type of medicine that has the potential to treat disease and heal certain types of injuries. To help you better understand adult stem therapy, here are the answers to three frequently asked questions. What Are Stem Cells? Did you know that there are over 200 different types of cells in the human body? These cells are categorized as either unspecialized or specialized. Read More»

What To Expect At Your Child's Four-Month Pediatrician Visit

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By the time your child has reached the age of four months, you’ll likely be pretty used to bringing your child into the pediatrician’s office for routine check-ups. However, to help quell your anxiety a bit, it can be helpful to have a better idea of what to expect when you arrive at the pediatrician’s office with your four-month-old! Plotting on the Growth Chart One of the first things your pediatrician will likely do is to have you undress your baby so he or she can be weighed and measured in a variety of ways. Read More»

Facing a Terminal Illness? Information About How a Therapist Can Help

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a serious illness and gently prodded to “get your affairs in order,” you may be wondering where to begin. Wrapping up the loose ends of one’s life can be challenging under the best of circumstances, and when you’re facing a ticking clock (and often dealing with fading health in the process), you may feel as though you’ll never have enough time to do all the things you need to do and say all the goodbyes that must be said. Read More»

Types Of Glaucoma And Their Symptoms

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Many people view glaucoma as a singular condition. However, there are actually several different varieties of the disease. Each variation of the disease has its own symptoms. As a result, some people may not realize that they are experiencing symptoms that are indicative of glaucoma. Here are a few types of glaucoma and the symptoms that accompany them: Open-angle Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma. It progresses slowly and occurs as the drainage canals become clogged. Read More»

2 Reasons To Consider Home Health Care

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A home health care provider is a good resource to utilize if you either cannot afford full-time nursing home care or if you simply want your senior relative to be able to remain in their family home while receiving the care that they need. Listed below are two reasons to consider home health care: The Service Can Provide Flexible Care Plans One of the biggest reasons to consider home health care is the fact that they can provide flexible care plans that can help you fit their service within your budget. Read More»

4 Solutions for Your Back Pain

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If you are suffering from back pain, you’re not alone: the UNC School of Medicine says that back pain is one of the most common causes for missing work and for disability. Because so many people have this issue, the good news is that there are many solutions out there that you can try. Here are four ways to find back pain relief: Massage Therapy While massage therapy used to be a luxury treatment in the past, many medical practitioners are recognizing its benefits and starting to offer partial coverage with insurance. Read More»

Making the Funeral Process Easy for Your Grieving Family: Three Options to Consider

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Planning a funeral for a loved one can be difficult. Not only are you working through your feelings of loss, but you also have to play host to the mourners who come to pay their final respects. You may become overwhelmed the day of the funeral, but fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier so you can tend to your emotional needs while still interacting with guests. Read More»

Some Things You Need To Know About Arthritis

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If you have been dealing with joint pain, you might be wondering if you have arthritis. Arthritis is more common than many people realize, which is why it is important to understand what arthritis is. Here are some things that you need to know. Why Do You Get Arthritis? Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is attacking itself. In the case of arthritis, the immune system thinks that the joints are “ Read More»

Medical Marijuana Versus Recreational Marijuana: The Differences You Need To Know

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There are numerous illnesses that can be helped by medical marijuana, and if you are thinking about embarking on that type of treatment, you may be wondering about the differences between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Can Be the Same Product In many cases, medical and recreational marijuana are exactly the same thing. For example, in Colorado where both are legal, dispensaries often sell marijuana from the exact same plant in both the recreational and medical sides of their stores. Read More»