4 Signs You're Dealing With Spinal Compression Fractures

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After you go through menopause, your bones tend to weaken. Many women are diagnosed with osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become overly brittle and prone to fracture. And even if you have never been officially diagnosed with this condition, you are at an increased risk for a very specific type of fracture: spinal compression fractures. These tiny fractures happen in the vertebrae that form your spinal column as a result of your weight bearing down on increasingly fragile bones.

23 June 2018

Learning To Live With An Ostomy - Odor Control

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If you've recently had an ostomy, whether a temporary or permanent one, you may still be adjusting to the daily (and sometimes hourly) routine of cleaning and changing your pouch. Performing this ritual in the privacy of your own home's bathroom can be one thing, but when you need to empty your pouch while out and about, you may find yourself embarrassed by the odors it produces. Fortunately, there is a wide range of products you can use to get this odor under control and reduce the stress associated with your ostomy.

4 May 2018

Can A Surgical Procedure Cure Your Child's Speech Impediment?

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If you or your child have struggled with a speech impediment that sometimes makes it tough for others to understand what you're saying, you may be wondering whether your only option is weeks, months, or even years of speech therapy. While this therapy can often be effective, it requires a tremendous commitment of time and effort that, for children, may interfere with other schoolwork, and for adults, can seriously cut into working time.

3 April 2018

Some Important Things To Know About Allergies

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Allergy treatment is incredibly important. If you have allergies, and don't know it, it can negatively affect your quality of life. Luckily, there are things that you can do to make your life easier. Here are some things that you should know. What Are The Symptoms Of Allergies? One of the first things you need to be able to recognize is what allergies look like. There are too many people who think that if they are not going into full anaphylaxis then they don't have allergies.

6 March 2018

3 Treatment Strategies For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of several forms of blood cancers that starts in the bone marrow. Unlike acute forms of leukemia, chronic variations may go undetected for years before they cause symptoms. If you are diagnosed with CLL, there are several treatments available to manage the disease. Watch And Wait The idea of watching a form of cancer may seem odd, but in some cases of CLL, there is little reason to proceed with treatment.

23 January 2018

Did Your Weekend Marathon Training Result In Ankle Pain? 3 Signs That You Should Seek Urgent Care

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You've been working hard to get in shape so that you can finally achieve your dream of completing a marathon. Now, you can't help but worry that you might have pushed it too hard on the last run since your ankle is giving you problems. Although it is common to feel some pain in your joints after training hard, you should not experience major discomfort that disrupts your normal activities. As you assess your condition, keep these three signs in mind that signal you may need to have your ankle pain checked out at an urgent care center.

4 December 2017

How To Know That It's Time To Consult With An Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

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It is very important to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to see a surgeon for any major issues with your spine, as you could be in a lot of pain and experience a deterioration of the spine if you cannot get the issue quickly resolved. But how do you know whether what you are experiencing is something minor that will resolve itself, or if it is something that warrants a call to an orthopedic spine surgeon?

13 November 2017