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Traveling Out of the Country? Find a Physician's Practice and Get Checked Out First

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If you aren’t up to date on your vaccinations and you plan on traveling outside of the country, you want to visit a medical practice. It can be hard to get in for an appointment right away if you don’t have a family physician that you see on a regular basis, so you will want to call a clinic that has more than one physician and explain that you are leaving the country to see if you can get a reserved appointment or to get in urgently. Read More»

Things To Expect During A Comprehensive Health Exam As An Elderly Patient

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As an older adult, you are likely highly familiar with the typical physical exam that you may have gotten from your primary care physician. However, if it is recommended that you get a comprehensive health exam, you may be surprised at just how different this evaluation of your health is compared to a typical physical exam. These exams are often prescribed for older individuals to better understand what their health needs will be as they grow older. Read More»

Tips For Adjusting To New Hearing Aids

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If you’ve been having problems with your hearing for a long time, and are finally getting hearing aids, then you may feel that adjusting to them is difficult. While adjusting to hearing aids is often compared to adjusting to new glasses, it’s actually quite different. With glasses, you usually see more clearly right away, but hearing aids take a little more time to adjust. After all, your brain has adapted to your hearing loss and needs to “ Read More»

Three Ways Breast Reconstructive Surgery Can Boost Your Ego After Beating Cancer

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Going through cancer is an incredible struggle and one that you should feel proud for getting through. It can be hard for women to lose breast tissue in the fight to beat cancer, but if it was necessary to save your life, it was well worth it. If you’ve been struggling with your new appearance since then, you should consider doing something about it. Here are three ways that going for breast reconstruction surgery can get you feeling like yourself again. Read More»

The 5 Primary Types Of Kidney Failure

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Kidneys are the fist-sized organs that are located at the base of the rib cage, with one on each side of the spine. These organs are primarily responsible for filtering waste products from the body. They also remove excess water and impurities from the blood. Like any organ in the body, the kidneys can become damaged and diseased. When kidney disease is present for a long period of time, it can cause the organs to eventually fail. Read More»

Three Things To Tell Your Child About His Or Her Medical ID Bracelet

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If your child is young when he or she is tested and found to have a serious food allergy, the child may not be concerned — but you definitely should be. Your child’s doctor will commonly recommend that your child wear a piece of medical ID jewelry, usually a bracelet, that reveals his or her allergy for people to see. As an adult, you likely understand the importance of this bracelet, but your child may not. Read More»

3 Things You Need To Know About Dupuytren's Contracture

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Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that causes the fascia (the tissue located throughout the hand and palm) to thicken and tighten. The process typically occurs over a period of several years. Lumps form underneath the skin, eventually hindering the movement of the hand. Check out a few important details you should know about Dupuytren’s contracture. 1. Dupuytren’s Contracture Appears to Be at Least Partly Genetic One notable characteristic about Dupuytren’s contracture is that the condition does not seem to be an overuse injury. Read More»

Reasons To Emphasize An Apple A Day To Your Child

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Many of today’s adults grew up hearing the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Your own parents may have emphasized this phrase, and now that you’re a parent, it may pop into your mind, too. Where your child’s health is concerned, this is more than just a catchy rhyme — eating apples can indeed be beneficial for your child’s health. While you should never feel a desire to keep the child’s pediatrician “ Read More»

Recently Thrown Out Your Back? What You Should Do

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If you have recently thrown out your back, you know that the pain, stiffness, and overall discomfort can deeply impact your life. However, many people also do not seek out help or care for back injuries they experience. Get to know some of the steps that you should take if you have thrown out your back. Then, you can avoid making the same mistakes that many other people make when suffering from any kind of back injury. Read More»

Protecting Your Feet When You're Not Ready To Give Up Heels

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Whether you enjoy a boost of height or just like the confidence that wearing high heels can give you, you may ignore or brush off your podiatrist’s caution that these shoes aren’t the best thing for your orthopedic health. But in some cases, wearing too-tight shoes or those that offer support in all the wrong places can literally cripple your ability to wear anything but orthopedic shoes in the future. Read on to learn more about protecting your feet without giving up high heels. Read More»