Preparing For A Home Birth

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If you are pregnant and you have decided you would like to try having your baby in the comfort of your own home instead of a hospital setting, you will need to make a few preparations in advance to going into labor. With proper prenatal care and planning, you may have a successful birth experience in a tranquil setting. Here are some points to consider when preparing for a home birth.

28 October 2015

Strong Mind, Strong Body: How To Mentally Prepare For Your Colonoscopy

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When you are making your first colonoscopy appointment, your doctor will tell you all about what you need to do to prepare your body for the procedure. No eating solid foods the day before, only clear liquids allowed, ingest medicine that will give you the worst diarrhea of your life, etc.  However, many would argue that your colonoscopy requires not only preparation of the body, but of the mind. Without this mental preparation, patients are caught off guard by the impact of such a simple procedure.

14 October 2015

Fixing The Ridges On Your Front Teeth

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Children often have ridged bumps on their teeth when they first grow in, but what can you do when those bumps never go away? Known as mamelons, these ridges are the result of natural tooth formation, but they can also be distracting and unappealing in an adult mouth. Persistent mamelons are usually the result of an underlying condition that either fails to naturally erode your teeth or wears them down too much.

29 September 2015

Dislocating Your Shoulder: What You Should Know About Treatments

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Many people, particularly those who play sports or who engage in a great deal of heavy lifting, will dislocate their shoulder at some point during their lives. And for a lot of people, a dislocated shoulder seems like no big deal. However, the reality is that anytime the ball joint of your humerus (upper arm bone) pops out of the shoulder socket, serious problems can occur. Dislocated shoulders can be accompanied with tears to ligaments and tendons and may require extensive treatment for the full recovery of joint strength and range of motion.

11 September 2015

4 Ways To Speed Up The Orthodontic Movement Of Your Teeth

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If you would like to lessen the time needed to align your teeth, there are several orthodontic options available. Some may align your teeth more quickly based on a mechanical reduction in friction. However, there are other options available that increase the rate at which teeth move biologically. Here are a few: Light-accelerated Orthodontics Light-accelerated orthodontics uses photobiomodulation, which is a type of low-level light therapy, to move teeth faster. Results from a 2013 study indicate that photobiomodulation produces significant increases in the rate of tooth movement when compared to the rate of tooth movement without the light therapy.

26 August 2015

Understanding Occupational Therapy for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

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When your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, finding the coping tools and developmental aides that help him or her progress is essential. With so many supportive services out there, it can be hard to know what you should be doing, but occupational therapy is one of the most common supportive care options for those on the spectrum. Understanding what it can do for your child is the first step toward getting him or her started on a path to independence.

12 August 2015

Demystifying The Colonoscopy

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Few procedures are simultaneously as common and anxiety-inducing than the colonoscopy. However, a colonoscopy is also an incredibly important procedure with serious health benefits. Below you will learn more about this process. So what is a colonoscopy? As you might know, a colonoscopy is an examination of the rectum and colon. It involves the insertion of a camera into the large intestine. In order to get the camera deep into the large intestine, it is attached to a thin, flexible tube that is several feet long.

31 July 2015

New Breakthrough In Throat Surgery Helps Singers Retain Their Voices After Cancer

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Getting throat cancer as a singer can be devastating, because it means that your current career choice is no longer viable. You will have to go through a series of surgeries that will likely damage your vocal cords and make it so that it is difficult for you to sing with the same pitch and intonation that you are used to, if you are able to sing at all. Luckily, a recent breakthrough has been made in the field of throat surgery.

16 July 2015

4 Common Problems With Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are great for restoring your hearing, but the occasional problem can occur. Most issues are minor and require no medical attention. However, some can call for a trip to your ear doctor. Before heading to the doctor, try some of these at-home solutions. Loud Feedback Occasionally, when you put in your hearing aids, you might hear a loud whistling or feedback. There are several reasons this can occur. For instance, if you are wearing a head covering that is over your ears, the feedback could be the result of sound bouncing off of the covering.

6 July 2015

Preventative Physical Therapy

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When you think of a physical therapist, you might think of a person that helps in the rehabilitation after an injury or surgical procedure. For example, after a knee surgery, you might require several months with a physical therapist to get full mobility back and make the knee as strong as it was before. While this is one of the main functions of a physical therapist, it is by no means the only thing that they do.

17 June 2015