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Bathroom Upgrades And Your Elderly Parents: Which Improvements Can You Tackle Yourself?

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According to the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP, a reported 4.6 million elderly parents were living with their adult children, in 2011. If your elderly mother or father is planning to live in your spare bedroom, there are a lot of adjustments you will need to make to your lifestyle and home – including your bathroom. Upgrading the safety features of your bathroom is a great way to ensure your elderly parent doesn’t suffer an unnecessary accident. Read More»

The 3 Best Treatment Options for Osteoporosis

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If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you might be worried about how this will affect your future. While there really isn’t a way to reverse osteoporosis, there are steps you can take that can help stop or slow down the effects of this condition. Without proper treatment, you will continue to lose bone mass for the rest of your life, and this will lead to very weak and frail bones. Read More»

What You'll Want to Know About Breastfeeding and Over-the-Counter Medicines

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Breast milk contains all of the nutrients and natural antibodies your baby needs in just the right amounts. If you’re taking over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, however, the ingredients found in those medications could also end up in your breast milk. As a new mother, you may have plenty of concerns about the potential risk that OTC medicines can pose to your nursing child. If you need to take OTC medicines for sinus congestion, cough, or cold, the following explains what you can do to keep your baby safe. Read More»

Symptoms Of ADHD In Adults

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that can affect anyone; however, many children outgrow it as they age. But there are adults that still suffer from ADHD, and it can affect their lives in many different ways. If you are an adult and have never been diagnosed with ADHD, you may want to consider getting evaluated if you believe that you might have this condition. Here are some of the top signs of ADHD in adults. Read More»

Signs Your Poison-Ivy Rash Has Become Infected—And What to Do About It

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Poison-ivy rashes can be itchy and annoying, but things get a lot worse if your poison-ivy rash becomes infected. Secondary bacterial infections of skin affected by poison ivy are not uncommon, so it’s important to know how to recognize whether you’ve developed this issue and how to act if you do. Here’s a look. How do you know the difference between a standard poison-ivy rash and one that’s become infected? Read More»

You Are Not Alone: A Healthcare Agency Can Help Provide In-Home Care

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If you or a family member are in need of home-health care, you may be tempted to allow these services to be provided by another trusted family member or to hire an aide outright. While this arrangement may work and may be the less expensive option, it is usually not the most ideal situation. Not only could this make you liable for any accidents or injuries that take place in your home, but it really may not be the cheapest option. Read More»

Are You Considering Having Tummy-Tuck Surgery? Learn What Activities Can Alter the Look of Your Surgery

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If you have a flabby stomach that you cannot tighten with exercise or diet, or if you have loose skin due to losing a lot of weight, you may be considering having a tummy tuck done. A tummy tuck cuts away loose skin, removes fat stores that you can’t get rid of, and tightens up the stomach muscles, leaving you with a tight and firm stomach. However, if you are considering having this type of procedure done, you need to realize that choices you make after the surgery could affect the look of your surgery. Read More»

Two Things You Can Do To Prepare For Your Allergy Skin Test

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Around 50 million people suffer from seasonal or nasal allergies. If you have recently started sneezing, wheezing, and caring for a runny nose during the warm weather months, then you may have started to form an allergy issue yourself. If so, it is best to understand exactly what you are allergic to. This can be difficult for you to determine alone since there are typically 30 to 49 pollen grains per cubic meter of air on a moderately high pollen count day. Read More»

Understanding Some Of The Causes Of Foot Numbness

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Whether you’re an athlete in training or just use various sports to help you stay fit, suffering problems with your feet can be serious. For example, numbness that persists over the course of weeks or months should never be taken lightly. Sometimes, it can be caused by a pinched nerve that needs relief, but prolonged numbness is often a more serious concern. When you work with a podiatric sports medicine specialist, he or she can not only help you identify the underlying cause but also determine how best to preserve your training routine. Read More»

5 Tips for Preparing Your Home if Receiving Outpatient Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

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If you suffer from anorexia nervosa or another eating disorder, there are several types of treatment available to you. Depending on the mental and physical symptoms you suffer due to your condition, you may be eligible for outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment means that you will be able to stay at home and continue with most of your daily activities. However, you will regularly meet with a doctor, psychologist, or nutritionist to monitor your progress and make sure your condition does not get worse. Read More»