Should You Really Keep Healthy Wisdom Teeth? 2 Reasons This Plan Can Backfire

Dentist Blog

Whenever doctors or dentists reach a consensus about when and why a preventative health procedure should be performed, you will always find an array of people on the internet who challenge their expert opinions. Discussion and debate is always great, however, it can lead to confusion and misunderstandings among patients who then don't know what to do or who to trust. One debate you will often read about online is whether or not you should have now-healthy wisdom teeth extracted.

31 December 2015

4 Ideal Assisted Living Amenities For A Loved One With Dementia


Choosing an assisted living facility is a difficult choice and your choice can be compounded when your loved one has dementia. There are several amenities offered by facilities to help you feel confident in your choice. Specialized Facilities Some assisted living facilities are purely for residents with dementia, whereas some have specific floors or wings. Since residents with dementia often have unique needs that are different than the rest of the residents, you want to select a facility that is able to offer specialized care.

29 December 2015

Improving The Appearance Of Your Jaw Line After Having Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Health & Medical Blog

If you had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as a child, and the disease affected the joints in your jaw, chances are that your jaw is misaligned, underdeveloped, or both. Unfortunately, this can make people who have had JRA feel self-conscious about their faces, as JRA can prematurely fuse the joint(s) that act as a hinge in the jaw, causing it to grow crookedly or not as much as it would've under normal, healthy circumstances.

15 December 2015

3 Tips For Preventing Yeast Infections


Yeast infections are something that most women unfortunately deal with at some point in their lives. While yeast infections are not dangerous and typically do not cause complications, they can be very uncomfortable and irritating. Most yeast infections can be treated with over the counter creams or suppositories, or a gynecologist can prescribe an oral anti-fungal medication to wipe the infection out. But most women want to prevent yeast infections so they do not have to deal with them at all.

30 November 2015

2 New IBS-D Treatments To Ask Your Doctor About If Nothing Else Is Helping

Health & Medical Blog

If you have IBS-D, or irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, then you may feel hopeless that you can ever live a normal life again if all the treatments you have tried have not worked for you. If you have already tried managing it with recommended diet modifications, probiotic therapy, and even some prescription medications and nothing has improved your symptoms enough, then it is likely time to look into one of the new prescription medications that can help you manage your symptoms more effectively.

11 November 2015

Intriguing Stair Lift Facts That May Make Getting A Stair Lift An Easier Decision

Health & Medical Blog

If you're debating whether or not to get a stair lift, the following intriguing facts may help make the decision a little easier. Not only have some of the most powerful men on Earth owned stair lifts: they may also offer you real mental health benefits. And their future looks even brighter!  Henry the VIII Rocked the First Stair Lift Don't let the concept of a stair lift make you feel weak or powerless: one of the most powerful men who ever lived, Henry the VIII, actually invented one of the first known stair lifts in history.

27 October 2015

How To Cope With Acupuncture When You're Scared Of Needles

Health & Medical Blog

If you're afraid of needles, the idea of acupuncture may terrify you. Being punctured with one needle at a doctor's office can hurt and frighten, but multiple needles may seem unbearable. Thankfully, most acupuncturists understand that needles can frighten patients, and they've come up with a wide variety of ways to help you to cope with the needles or avoid them entirely while still receiving the benefit of acupuncture. Smaller Needles

14 October 2015

What Really Causes Back Pain

Health & Medical Blog

In the United States, half of all working citizens complain of back pain each year. According to medical experts, 80% of Americans will suffer from some sort of back injury during their lifetimes. Annually, at least $50 billion dollars go toward treatment for back pain, and it is a common cause of missed working hours. Even though the condition is so pervasive, many people are still uninformed about the causes and treatment of back pain.

29 September 2015

Found A Lump? Don't Panic. Not All Breast Lumps Are Cancerous


When you first discover a lump in your breast, your initial reaction may be to panic and worry that you have breast cancer. While you should certainly call your doctor to schedule a mammogram promptly, it's important to relax in the meantime. There are many non-cancerous causes of breast lumps, and there's a good chance your lump can be chalked up to one of them. Fibroadenomas Fibroadenomas are a type of benign (noncancerous) tumor that can occur in the glandular and connective breast tissue.

11 September 2015

5 Helpful Tips For Avoiding Urinary Tract Infections

Health & Medical Blog

Urinary tract infections most often affect the lower urinary tract infection and can lead to a burning sensation while urinating, pelvic pain and cloudy urine. If these infections are not treated promptly, they can increase your risk of kidney damage, recurrent infections and sepsis. If you make some lifestyle changes, you can lower your risk of these infections. Here are five helpful tips for avoiding urinary tract infections: Practice Good Bathroom Hygiene

26 August 2015