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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»

What To Expect Before Dental Implant Surgery

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Instead of partials or dentures, many people today are opting for dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery involves permanently implanting a prosthetic tooth in your mouth. This means that you can use your tooth just like you used your original one. In some cases the tooth itself is removable, while the anchor that holds it in is not. The entire process from start to finish can take months, so it’s best to be prepared before you decide this is the route you want to take. Read More»

Drugs And Allergies: 3 Reasons To Visit A Compounding Pharmacy

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Pharmaceuticals play an important role when it comes to keeping people healthy. Medications are required to treat a variety of illnesses, but ingesting traditional medications can be risky for those with serious allergies. Fortunately, a compounding pharmacy has the ability to create medications that are effective, yet free from allergens. If you have one of the following three types of allergies, here are some reasons why you might want to visit a compounding pharmacy for your medication needs in the future. Read More»

5 Tips For Keeping Your Smile White

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Your teeth do not just help you speak clearly and chew hard foods; they also say a lot about your appearance. If your teeth have a lot of stains on them, you may feel too embarrassed to smile in public. Making several changes can help you achieve the bright smile you want. Here are five tips for keeping your smile white. Eat Crunchy Foods You have probably heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Read More»

Missed Periods? Don't Ditch Your Birth Control Just Yet

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Hormone-based birth control methods can radically interfere with your menstrual cycle. One commonly reported side effect is a complete lack of a monthly period. For some women, this is a dream come true; for other women, the lack of predictability and monthly confirmation of no pregnancy is distressing. Birth control is often the cause of missed periods, but not always. Before you give up on your birth control method, take a look at your lifestyle and talk to your gynecologist. Read More»

Receiving A Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders

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Did you know that up to 53% of people who have substance abuse problems also have a mental condition, and are self-medicating with drugs and alcohol? If you are coping with drug or alcohol addiction, you may not even be aware that this could be driving your addictive behaviors. Three main categories of mental disorders exist that can predispose one to substance abuse, and will be discussed in this article. Mood Disorders Mood disorders include depression, bipolar disorders I and II, and their milder forms: dysmythia, and cyclomythia. Read More»

All About Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

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If you have had any recent heath issues due to cardiovascular disease, you may be a good candidate for a cardiac rehabilitation program. These programs are focused on helping those with heart disease improve their cardiovascular health. They typically take place in a hospital or community center under the guidance of trained health care professionals. This article looks at some of the most important aspects of cardiac rehab courses.  Candidates Read More»

Q&A About Hammertoes

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Keeping up with the latest fashions can sometimes be more damaging to your physical health than your pocketbook. As more women wear high heels, more are noticing foot problems. One of the most common conditions that result from wearing high heels is hammertoe.  What Is Hammertoe? Hammertoe is a foot condition that results from your toes being forced to the front of your shoes. This results in the foot bending unnaturally. Read More»

Tips For Choosing A Knee Scooter After Foot Surgery

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If foot surgery is in your near future, you should pick out a good knee scooter now so you can get used to using it. Knee scooters have become a very popular replacement for crutches since they are safer and easier to use. They come in a variety of styles and prices, but there are a few basics you should look for when choosing the best knee scooter for you. Here are some things to consider. Read More»