What Are Some Common Causes Of Hearing Loss?

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About 20 percent of all Americans suffer some level of hearing loss. While hearing loss is common for older people as a usual part of aging, it can occur at any stage in a person's life. Depending on the type of hearing loss, it may be able to be corrected by wearing hearing aids or having surgical procedures performed to repair the problem that is causing it. These are some common causes of hearing loss.

29 December 2016

Nit-Picking: How the Phrase Relates to Lice Removal and Being Particularly Picky

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Like most people, you have probably heard the term "nit-picking." It is synonymous with someone being extremely picky about how things are done. However, the term did not always mean that. In fact, the origins of the phrase have everything to do with lice removal. Here is how this phrase has come to mean two very different things simultaneously. Nit-Picking for Lice Removal Nit-picking used to mean (and still does in some parts of the world), the removal of nits or lice eggs by coming through the hair and looking for the very tiny, silvery nits.

14 December 2016

5 Tips for Maintaining Gastric Balloon Results

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A gastric balloon is a type of bariatric technology that involves putting a silicon balloon in your stomach to help you feel more full. It does not involve any surgery, so it is safer than other bariatric treatments, like gastric bypass surgery. However, the balloon has to be removed from the stomach after six months to prevent it from puncturing. After that, you will have to maintain your weight results on your own.

28 November 2016

3 Ways That A Foot Doctor Can Help You Deal With Pain And Discomfort While Running

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If you are having foot pain and/or discomfort while you are running, this can be very frustrating. Thankfully, this is something that a foot doctor can help you to deal with. This article will discuss 3 ways that they are able to do this for you.  Custom Made Orthotics One of the main reasons that you may be feeling pain and discomfort in your feet when you are running is because your feet are not getting the level of support that they need for each stride.

8 November 2016

The Benefits Of Seeking Chiropractic Care Post-Pregnancy

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Once you give birth, your body begins to repair itself while you adjust to a completely different way of life where your little one's needs take precedent over your own. This is certainly a time of change, and adapting to that change is not always easy. Visiting the chiropractor after your pregnancy may make adapting to that change easier in several ways. Here's a look. Your aches and pains will be relieved.

24 October 2016

Coordinating Care With Nursing Homes: How EMS Management Can Help

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Nursing homes make use of emergency medical services for a number of reasons, from providing routine transfers from the nursing facility to the hospital for medical tests to getting emergency treatment for acutely ill patients. EMS managers can partner with local nursing homes to give every patient the appropriate level of care. Here are just a few ways an EMS partnership with nursing homes can work. Working Against Re-Hospitalization Whether patients are in the nursing home for rehabilitation or for enhanced daily living care, being sent back and forth to the hospital can have unexpected consequences.

5 October 2016

Three Home Remedies To Treat Anal Fissure Symptoms

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An anal fissure is a tear in the anus and/or anal canal. These are typically caused by trauma to the area that stems from constipation, straining during bowel movements, passing hard or large stools, or childbirth. However, even though it's less common, HIV, anal cancer, syphilis, tuberculosis, and herpes can also cause anal fissures. If you have an anal fissure, you might notice slight bleeding, pain, and itching, all of which can cause discomfort.

1 September 2016

The Ins And Outs Of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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Plenty of women turn to pelvic reconstructive surgery for a number of reasons. This surgery is intended to strengthen the pelvic floor, which can become weakened and damaged due to a number of different circumstances, including child birth, heavy lifting, and disease. The weakening of your pelvic floor can lead to a number of adverse side effects like urinary incontinence, waking up constantly to urinate, and other issues. To learn all about the surgery, how much it will cost, and things you should know about healing from it, read on and abide by the tips below.

1 September 2016

Non-Chemical Lice Treatment

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School days are more than just an educational experience, they are full of play and chances for socialization. They are also a great opportunity for your children to catch head lice. If you are wary of the OTC chemical treatments out there, you can try some more natural ways to combat the infestation.  The Fine-Tooth Comb Before insecticide shampoos and lotions were introduced, families dealt with lice in one of several ways.

18 August 2016

3 Options For Preserving Your Pregnancy Ultrasound Pictures


If you are expecting a little one, you are probably incredibly excited about having an ultrasound done so that you can get a sneak peek. Not only are these pictures probably important to you now, they will probably also be something that you will cherish for a long time to come. Once the baby is born, however, it can be easy for your ultrasound photographs to be damaged if you aren't careful.

3 August 2016