Staying Healthy During Your Pregnancy

3 Tips For Improving The Sound Quality Of Your New Hearing Aids

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If you recently started wearing hearing aids, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to improve the sound quality and keep them in optimal working order. If so, use one or more of the following three tips. Wear Your Hearing Aids Every Day When you first receive your new hearing aids, you need to give yourself time to adjust to them. Not only will you have to get used to the way they feel in your ears, but you may also not be accustomed to they way they transmit sound into your ear canal. Read More»

Key Questions To Ask When Determining If Your Teenager Is Ready For Contact Lenses

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In today’s word, it’s almost impossible for teenagers to be unaware of the benefits of contact lenses. Given that more than one out of five people between the ages of twelve and twenty wear corrective lenses of some type, the need for glasses or contact lenses of some type for young people is clear. However, although many people find the use of contact lenses to be easy once they get used to it, they are still a medical device with the potential for harm if used improperly. Read More»

Common Causes Of Anosmia: The Loss Of Smell

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Anosmia is a condition characterized by a loss of smell. While the condition can be temporary—such as in the case of severe nasal congestion due to a cold, allergy, or sinus infection—sometimes anosmia is a sign that something more is going on. Therefore, it’s important to see a doctor if your sense of smell fails to return to normal as your other sinus symptoms improve. Your primary care provider may refer you to an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) to diagnose the underlying cause. Read More»

Large Dog Has Separation Anxiety? Here Are A Few Ideas To Help

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If your dog has separation anxiety, you are not alone. Separation anxiety is a very common issue, especially in small breeds, and can lead to destructive behaviors. However, several large dog breeds are also prone to having separation anxiety, including powerful German Shepherds, which means the destructive behaviors they have can be more drastic.  The problem can become so extreme that you dread walking into your home after a long day at work, because you don’t know what extensive damage you could find. Read More»

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Kegels

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Kegels are great exercises for strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor. Performing them regularly can help with treating and preventing urinary incontinence and loss of bowel control. They can also help foster a smoother labor and delivery. But the key to receiving benefits is doing them the right way. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you’re performing Kegel exercises. Working the Wrong Muscles This is a common mistake that both men and women alike tend to make: using the wrong muscles. Read More»