o Americans are living longer than ever before. With the increase in medical technology, it's not uncommon for people to live into their eighties, nineties, and beyond. Of course, they may have to deal with increasing limitations as they age, but there are several things senior citizens can do to maintain and protect their independence as long as possible. Here are three ideas that will help promote continued health and autonomy.
13 February 2019
Social anxiety and alcohol addiction often go hand in hand. While many social situations involve alcohol, you should be concerned about addiction if you find yourself engaging in behaviors such as drinking to prime yourself before you leave the house. Unfortunately, your social anxiety can actually interfere with your ability to get treatment if you fear having to open up to a roomful of strangers or get anxious at the thought of being alone with a therapist.
8 January 2019
As a parent, you do what you can to prepare for just about anything that your kids can do to themselves. One injury that many parents aren't quite prepared for and do not handle well are eye injuries. Something as safe as running through the backyard can result in a stick hitting the eye. So, what do you do to prepare for these types of injuries? Here, you'll find a few things to include in your first aid kit and tips for handling the eye injuries should they occur.
5 December 2018
When your child is younger, it's important to keep up with routine doctor visits. While it may seem like you're at the doctor all the time during their first few years of life, it's essential to your child's health. Regular visits help you develop a strong, trusting relationship with your kid's doctor and helps to ensure that all is well. Keep reading to better understand why you need to take your child to the doctor regularly.
22 October 2018
A physical therapist is a medical professional who helps you regain or maintain mobility of all your joints and muscles. They perform range-of-motion exercises on the different limbs and body parts to keep them from atrophying and becoming weak when you have trouble moving them. They also teach you different exercises to do that will keep everything moving. Sometimes it is not obvious that you need to take advantage of physical therapy services.
21 September 2018
Summer is a very busy time for pediatricians and family doctors. Kids are out of school, and they need camp and sports physicals. Then some of them need medical attention because they were hurt at camp or while playing sports. When your own doctors are much too busy, how can you possibly handle all of this? Here is how you can get seasonal medical needs met. Walk-in Clinics Last minute camp and sports physicals are no problem for the doctors and NPs that work in these clinics.
24 July 2018
It's critical to take care of your eye health as much as you can. This will enable you to enjoy better vision for a long time to come. Seeing your optometrist on a routine basis is the best way to make this possible. Of course, there are specific things you can do that will help you get the most out of this experience and allow it to be effective. Being aware of specific tips for preparing for this eye exam can be helpful.
30 May 2018