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Can Acupuncture Offer Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes stiffness, swelling, and pain in a person’s joints—most often the hands and feet. According to the American College of Rheumatology, the disease affects more than 1.3 million Americans. The pain of RA can be debilitating, affecting productivity in the workplace and quality of life. RA treatment typically consists of antirheumatic drugs and pain medications. However, for those cases in which traditional pain killers fail to achieve adequate pain relief or when the patient does not want to rely on prescription pain medications, some health professionals are recommending acupuncture as a solution. Read More»

The First Few Days After A Tooth Extraction

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If you are going in to have a tooth extracted, you may be anxious about the healing process. It’s best for you to educate yourself on what to expect and how you should care for the area before you go in. This will prepare you for everything and make you feel better about your upcoming appointment. This article will give you information on what those first few days will be like and how you can go about taking proper care of your mouth. Read More»

How To Personalize Your Cane

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A cane can be a difficult item to accept that you need, because it means that you are having a  hard time walking around and taking care of yourself. However, canes can be extremely helpful pieces of equipment that allow you to regain your mobility. One way to make it easier to accept your cane is to ask a professional medical supply company like Pro-Med Equipment & Supply to customize your cane to accommodate aspects like your height. Read More»

Tips For Caring For Your New Prosthetic Leg

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While your new prosthetic leg will provide you with the mobility that you seek, it is necessary that you take steps to care for your new prosthesis so that it will last for years to come. To this end, here are some tips to help you properly care for your new limb: Wipe the Surface of Your Prosthetic Leg Each Night To prevent bacterial growth or soiling of your new prosthesis, you should wipe it down each evening with a damp washcloth. Read More»

Talk Before You Test: When Not To Get An Allergy Test For Insect Venom

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Allergies to stinging insects can be scary things because many times they are so severe as to be life-threatening. If you’ve never been stung by an insect like a wasp or bee, you might be thinking that it would be a great idea to get an allergy test to see whether you should carry a rescue kit like an epinephrine pen, right? Wrong. You Get One Shot – Literally While it’s possible that you may be that rare person who shows a true allergic reaction on the first shot, chances are you’re not going to show any reaction at all, or just a mild reaction during the test. Read More»