Finding Your Sobriety: Working A Program That Keeps You Focused

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When you are fighting an addiction to drugs or alcohol, finding your sobriety takes time and effort. While you may find excellent treatment in a drug rehab center, treatment doesn't end the day you walk out the door. You'll need to develop a support network, attend therapy, and identify the triggers in your life that led you to use drugs or alcohol in an effort to stay sober. Many people turn to Alcoholics Anonymous once they leave rehabilitation, as this is a specific way to find the support you need and develop a coping strategy that will help you focus on your sobriety one day at a time.

29 December 2016

Amateur Sports Player? Two Tips To Help You Avoid Getting Injured

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If you're an amateur sports player, you may not understand that injuries often accompany the game.  Although you may think that you don't have to worry too much about injuries because you're not a professional, you still run the risk of getting hurt while playing the sport that you love.  Use this information to learn about two tips that can help keep you safe while engaged in amateur sports. Understand The Importance Of Cross-Training

11 July 2016

Hysterectomies And Menopause

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A hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries done on women and is where part or all of the uterus and cervix are removed. Somewhere around 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year. There are many reasons why hysterectomies are performed. They often done when cancer or pre-cancer cells are detected, when endometriosis causes pain and other complications, when uterine fibroids become excessive, and when the uterus prolapses. This procedure is done on women of all ages, including those close to menopause.

9 March 2016

Minimizing Your Elderly Relative's Risk Of An Injury In The Home

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If you are caring for an elderly relative who suffers from mobility issues in your home, you most likely feel a bit apprehensive about leaving them on their own. If it is not feasible to stay with your relative around the clock, you will want to take steps in making sure they are safe at times you are not readily available. Here are some steps you can take in keeping your relative from getting hurt when you are not there to monitor their activities.

6 January 2016

What To Expect When You Have A Spinal Fusion For A Herniated Disc

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If you have severe back pain caused by a herniated disc that doesn't get better no matter what treatments you try, your doctor may recommend you have a spinal fusion. Spinal fusion surgery fuses two vertebrae in your back together to limit movement or strengthen the spine. Here's what you should know about this procedure. Why It's Done The goal of a spinal fusion is to support your spine. The surgery can be done for a number of reasons, such as to repair a back fracture or correct spinal weakness caused by arthritis.

18 April 2015

4 Tips For Convincing Your Spouse To Attend Couples Counseling

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Couples therapy can be a healthy and effective solution for many relationships in trouble. If your spouse objects to the idea of counseling because it's a "waste of time," or he fears you and the counselor will gang up on him, it can be tough trying to convince him to attend even one session. The following four tips can help you introduce the idea of counseling in a positive light that is non-threatening to your spouse.

26 February 2015

What You Should Know About Microdermabrasion Treatment For Your Acne Scars

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Acne scars can be difficult to deal with, with many suffering from insecurity about their looks and even psychological problems such as anxiety.  However, there are now numerous skin treatments that can be effective against acne scarring, with microdermabrasion one of the most popular. Here is what you need to know about microdermabrasion and how it can benefit your acne scars. About Acne Scars First, it's important to understand how an acne scar forms and what type of acne scars are typically seen.

10 February 2015

Foods You Can Incorporate Into Your Diet For Healthier Eyes

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Free radicals can be found just about anywhere and everywhere and can cause your cells to become weak. They are linked to a large majority of degenerative diseases. There is significant research that suggests these free radicals may cause enzymes and proteins in the eye lens to factor in the formation of cataracts. With more than 20 million individuals in America being diagnosed with a cataract in at least one of their eyes, it is important to know what you can do to reduce your chances of developing a cataract.

21 January 2015

Laser Eye Surgery: What Does It Feel Like?

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You are considering laser eye surgery, but you are worried about how it will turn out. That is perfectly normal, considering the fact that the surgery involves a laser and little cuts into your cornea. Perhaps the biggest question of all patients who want the surgery but are holding back is: What does it feel like? The answers are surprising. What It Feels Like Before the Laser Starts Before your ophthalmologist even turns the laser on, he or she will use a device to help your eyelids stay open.

13 January 2015

Common Causes Of Hip Misalignment In Runners

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Your joints are designed to absorb the shock of running. When the joints in your body are properly aligned, they generally do a good job of this. When they fall out of alignment, however, one side of the body ends up absorbing more shock than the other, and injuries begin to occur. Hip misalignment, where one hip sits lower than the other, is particularly common in runners. If you've been experiencing hip pain after workouts or find that you are continually developing injuries such as Iliotibial band syndrome and runner's knee on one side of the body, hip misalignment may be to blame.

9 January 2015