Senior Care - How to Provide Elderly Independence

  • Learning To Walk Again After Achilles Tendon Reattachment: How Your Orthopedic Doctor Can Help

    16 January 2015

    The Achilles tendons are the stretchy bands of tissue which connect your calf muscles to the backs and bottoms of your heels. When these tendons are injured, you will need immediate surgery and lots of followup visits with an orthopedic doctor. The doctor will help you walk again, and your treatment plan will involve one or more of the following. Leg Braces or Inflatable Air Casts In some people, the simplest movement, such as landing on your feet after a jump shot in basketball, can cause these tendons to snap.

  • Signs You Should Visit The Chiropractor

    14 January 2015

    If you do not have a lot of experience with chiropractic treatment, you might not recognize the signs that it's time you made a visit to one. To help put you on the right track, you should take a moment to reflect on the following indications that you need help from a skilled chiropractor. This way, should you find yourself with such troubles, you will know who to call right away so that you can feel better soon.

  • Teens And Hair Loss: Could Your Teen Be Battling With Trichotillomania?

    13 January 2015

    Is your teen complaining of hair loss? Have you noticed bald spots on the scalp, sparse eyebrows, or missing eyelashes on your teen? If so, your child may have a disorder called Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania Trichotillomania is an impulsive disorder that can occur in people of any age. However, it commonly begins in the teen years. Sufferers of the condition have a compelling need to pull out their body hair. It's often their way of coping with stress.

  • Natural Home Remedies For Headaches

    7 January 2015

    Unfortunately, headaches are a common trial in the average American's life. With these natural remedies, a headache sufferer can alleviate some of the intense pain. Continue reading to discover which of the following remedies you may even have in your home already.  Lavender Oil Lavender is a useful home remedy for headache pain and luckily enough, it smells great too! It can either be inhaled or applied topically. The recommended ratio for inhaling lavender is two to four drops for ever two to three cups of boiling water.

  • Handling Your Child's Speech Impediment: What You Should Know

    5 January 2015

    When you become a parent, your first instinct and concern is to protect them from any illness or ailment that will affect or harm them as they grow and make their way through the world. In spite of all of your efforts, some conditions cannot be prevented no matter how hard you try. As your child begins to develop their speech and communication skills, they will fumble through difficult sounds and words.

  • 3 Surprising Benefits Of Dental Implants

    2 January 2015

    A missing tooth can be easily addressed today with a dental implant; this is a false tooth that is screwed into the gum line to become a permanent replacement. A good cosmetic dentist can shape, mold, and even color this tooth so that it looks very real and blends in easily with the teeth around it. A person with a dental implant may forget that they have it and typically no one can notice that it's an implant, even when close up.

  • 3 Signs Your Child Is Ready To Make The Switch To Contact Lenses

    30 December 2014

    If your child is currently wearing eyeglasses, there's a good chance that he or she will eventually ask to ditch them in favor of contacts (if he or she hasn't asked already). After all, many children reach an age where they're embarrassed by their glasses and will go out of their way to not wear them in public. At the same time, many parents are skeptical about letting their children make the switch to contacts because they're not sure their children are ready for the responsibility.

  • A Career In Pediatric Home Health Care

    26 November 2014

    When it comes to thinking about home health care, you probably only think of those options being available for older individuals who are ill and unable to take proper care of themselves. However, if a family has a child that has an illness or a condition that makes it impossible for the family to care for the child full-time, they turn to pediatric home health care. If you are an LPN and are considering a career in home health care, you may want to consider the pediatric field.