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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»

Mohs Treatment, Immunotherapy Drugs And Vaccines For Treating Skin Cancers

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Mohs micrographic surgery has long been the treatment that cancer specialists utilize to remove basal cell and squamous carcinomas. Experts maintain that both squamous and basal carcinomas are the two most common skin cancers that patients suffer from. It is a precise procedure during which the surgeon removes one thin layer of tissue at a time in order to learn whether cancer cells are present in the tissue. Margin-free tissue samples mean you do not have to undergo cancer surgery. Read More»

Which Home Mobility Aids To Invest In While You Recover From Surgery

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Whether you’ve just had open heart surgery or hip replacement surgery, using mobility aids as you heal can help you recover in a safe and supported way while still giving you the freedom to maintain an active lifestyle. Though not all surgery allows you full use of mobility during recovery, the types that only limit your time spent walking or the way you are allowed to move can benefit from the use of mobility aids. Read More»

Music Therapy: Some Amazing Things It Has Done

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Listening to sounds and words affects people in many ways. For example, if you hear a song from your past, you are immediately taken back there for a few minutes. Sounds can make us feel energized, tranquil, and happy. Therapists have found that music therapy can be used for many treatments, such as with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, and Parkinson’s Disease. Below are five amazing things music therapy has done to help people. Read More»

Get A Wrinkle-Free, Fabulous Complexion With These Science-Proven Super Foods

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As you age, you know that there is going to come a time when you look in the mirror and see fine lines beginning to form on your face. This is particularly true around your eyes. Many people turn to anti-aging skin serums, but there are others ways you can help prevent skin damage and help fight the aging. In fact, all it takes it adjusting your diet a bit. Here are a few incredibly healthy foods that science has proven to be beneficial to your skin health: Read More»

Medicine-Free Ways To Get Rid Of Pregnancy Back Pain

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If you are pregnant, you might be feeling a little less than your best right now. Along with morning sickness and other common pregnancy-related symptoms, you might also be dealing with back pain. Carrying extra weight in your belly can put a lot of strain on your back, which can cause chronic discomfort. Although your doctor might have told you that it’s safe to take acetaminophen while you are pregnant, you might be trying to avoid medication as much as possible while you are expecting. Read More»

If You Are A Senior, Don't Let Anxiety Rule Your Life

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A common but often under-diagnosed problem with many seniors is a condition called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). If you are a senior (or you are taking care of an elderly person), there are some good reasons to look out for the signs that anxiety is robbing you (or your loved one) of the enjoyment of life. There are some medical and counseling treatments that can help you combat this disabling condition: Read More»