Senior Care - How to Provide Elderly Independence

  • 2 Habits That Could Make Your Teen's Scoliosis Worse

    27 July 2017

    If your teenager has been diagnosed with mild scoliosis, you want to do what you can to slow the curvature of the spine's progression. However, if they have any of the following two habits, your teenager may be making their condition worse: Sleeping on Their Stomach For several nights, look in on your teenager to see how they are sleeping. If they are consistently sleeping on their stomach, your teen could be making the curvature in their spine worse.

  • 3 Reasons Why Not Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Poses Serious Risks

    15 July 2017

    Some people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are apprehensive about talking to their arthritis doctor about taking disease-modifying anti-rheumatics (DMARDs) or biologics to gain control over their symptoms. Although there are potential risks with any medication, the choice to avoid treatment can be costly. RA Is A Debilitating Disease Since many people erroneously liken RA to osteoarthritis (OA) they assume RA is merely some aches and pains. Much like OA, RA can destroy the joints it affects, leading to the need for joint replacements and causing significant disability.

  • When To Seek Medical Attention For Your Toddler's Sunburn

    23 June 2017

    Children love to spend time outdoors during the warm summer months. In order to ensure that your child is protected from the harmful rays of the sun, slathering your toddler with sunscreen is important. Unfortunately, there are times where sunscreen is forgotten or not applied often enough and your toddler could end up with a sunburn. While most sunburns are not cause for major concern, there are instances where your toddler might need medical attention after receiving a sunburn.

  • Best Urinary Incontinence Treatments You Can Try At Home

    28 February 2017

    Urinary incontinence can occur as one ages, or as a result of childbirth. This problem is often embarrassing, but there are a few incontinence treatments you can try at home. If your incontinence is caused by an enlarged prostate, a blockage, or a neurological disorder, however, then it is best to seek treatment from your physician right away.  Watch What You Eat and Drink Certain drinks and foods contain diuretics, which make a person have to urinate more frequently and with a higher volume.

  • Cancer Treatments: Common Types Versus New Electric Treatments

    22 February 2017

    Cancer remains a deadly and powerful enemy in the United States. According to an NCI article, 454.8 people per 100,000 people get cancer each year. 171.2 people per 100,000 people die of cancer per year. That's 1.7 people for every thousand people. $125 billion dollars were spent on cancer health care in the United States for 2010. Even though cancer affects so many people, takes so many lives, and costs so much money, doctors, scientists and researchers never stop looking for and trying out new treatments.

  • Tips For Preparing For Your Appointment With Your Doctor

    27 January 2017

    In order to get the most out of your next appointment with your primary care physician, you are going to want to be as prepared as possible. By making the most out of it, you are less likely to have to take time out from work to go right back for another appointment. Write A List Of Concerns This is especially important for anyone that finds themselves spending countless hours online in the middle of the night researching a variety of illnesses ad diseases out of fear or anxiety.

  • Dealing With Lower Back Pain: What To Know

    17 January 2017

    If you had to deal with a lot of back pain and fatigue because of a job that you had and now that you aren't continuing with the work you are still having the discomfort, you want to find an expert that can help. Back pain can get severe and debilitating if it isn't controlled properly, and you want to get treatment before you do any permanent damage. Pills can help with the pain, but they don't treat it or eliminate it forever.

  • Osteoporosis Questions and Answers People Should Know

    9 January 2017

    Over the course of your life, your body will undergo numerous changes that can have profound impacts on your overall health. One of the more common conditions that people can develop as they age is osteoporosis. Due to this being a fairly common condition, it is important for individuals to be informed when it concerns osteoporosis. What Causes a Person to Develop Osteoporosis? There can be many factors that play a role in determining whether or not someone develops osteoporosis, such as diet and lifestyle.

  • 3 Professionals You Should See After Your Diabetes Diagnosis

    6 January 2017

    If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you might be going through quite a shock. After all, as you probably already know, diabetes can be a very serious disease that can result in a lot of health problems in the future. Luckily, a team of professionals can help you take good care of yourself and can help prevent your diabetes from causing problems. These are a few of the professionals who you should consider scheduling an appointment with after your diabetes diagnosis.

  • The Strange Case Of Weightlifting-Induced Foot Pain

    29 December 2016

    Life sometimes feels like carrying a 200 lb weight on one's shoulders -- and that is a good thing! At least carrying heavy weight is a good thing for those who love the gym. Squatting barbells sporting iron plates or lifting weight above the head builds muscles leading to a stronger, more durable, and aesthetically pleasing physique. The results are achieved by the progressive resistance caused the the force of gravity.