Senior Care - How to Provide Elderly Independence

  • Is Your Child's Runny Nose Giving Them Ear Infections?

    3 July 2018

    Many children experience ear infections while growing up, but if your child frequently has ear infections, the cause could be as simple as what's going on in their nose. Read on to find out if your child is making one simple mistake that could be hurting their ears. The Link Between the Ear and Nose Believe it or not, the nose and the ears are physically connected to one another. A small canal called a eustachian tube connects your child's middle ear to the top of their throat as well as the sinuses.

  • 3 Things To Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications

    23 May 2018

    While prescription medications undergo rigorous pharmaceutical market research to make sure that patients are satisfied with a manufacturer's drug and that the medications have excellent safety profiles, problems can still occur. To help you learn more about the drugs you are taking, talk to your doctor about potential side effects and adverse reactions. Here are three things to talk to your physician about concerning both your prescription and over-the-counter medications:

  • Signs Of Asthma In Kids

    24 April 2018

    If you have kids, you have probably watched them breathe and paid attention to every little thing they do. If you've noticed your child doing some things a little differently such as not being able to finish an entire sentence without becoming breathless, it could be a sign of asthma. Read on for other signs of asthma to keep an eye out for in your child. Wheezing If your child is wheezing when he breathes, it could be a sign of asthma.

  • Cyberchondria: What It Is And Why It's Bad For Your Health

    24 March 2018

    You have a little pain in your upper chest, a slight fever, and a headache behind your eyes, so you get on Google and key in your symptom. The next thing you know, you're convinced you're suffering from congestive heart failure, a brain tumor, and possibly pneumonia. The problem is, all you really have is a cold and your headache is because your sinuses are a little clogged. This happens a lot in the age of the internet because information is now more accessible than it has ever been.

  • Dealing With Tinnitus

    2 March 2018

    Hearing is one of the senses that people rely on for safety and social interaction each day. Maintaining your hearing is important because there are some auditory conditions that could have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. One of these conditions is tinnitus. Originating from the Latin word for ringing (tinnire), tinnitus is a serious condition that is accompanied by noise disruption in the inner ear. Living with tinnitus can be challenging, so learning all you can about this auditory condition is essential when it comes to the effective management of your tinnitus.

  • Treatments Your Doctor Might Recommend When You Have A Postmenopausal Spinal Fracture

    18 January 2018

    Osteoporosis is a medical condition that often afflicts women after menopause. Your bones become so weak that they can break easily when you fall. While you may think of spinal fractures due to osteoporosis, other fractures are common too, such as those in the wrist and hip. Sometimes the fractures require surgery to repair and other times the fractures can heal on their own. Here's a look at some treatments for postmenopausal fractures of the spine.