Knee Replacement 101: What To Expect During And After Surgery

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Living with pain and stiffness in your knee can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Not only does this pain reduce your quality of life, but the stiffness can prevent you from completing simple tasks each day. Medications may mask the discomfort, but most prescription pain relievers are not recommended for long-term use. Fortunately, a knee replacement surgery can restore the knee joint back to a healthy, functional state. If you will become part of the 600,000 knee replacements performed each year in the United States, use this guide to understand what happens during and after the procedure.

16 February 2017

Trouble Hearing? 4 Signs You Might Have Age-Related Hearing Loss

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As you age, your body will go through many changes. One of those changes may involve your hearing. It's reported that one-third of the people in the US who are between the ages of 65-74 suffer from presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss. The number jumps to 50% for those who are over the age of 75. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify when you're experiencing hearing loss, especially in the early stages.

13 February 2017

What Do You Need When Your Legs Are Weak From an Extended Illness?

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You may be recuperating from a long illness, or may be permanently disabled and have compromised mobility. However, you still want to live in your own home unassisted. Thanks to the wide variety of home mobility aids available, there's no reason why you can't get around in your home. Of course, living at home with limited mobility is a challenge and requires proper planning. The type of mobility aids you will need and that you can use in your home will depend upon the level of your disability and the layout of your home.

9 February 2017

Avoiding Complications From RSV In Your Child

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If your child has been recently diagnosed with RSV from his pediatrician, making sure to avoid any health complications is vital. RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a virus that affects the respiratory system. It is highly contagious and often spreads around daycares and sometimes schools. It is most common in children aged two and under but can sometimes affect older children, especially those with an impaired immune system. If your child has RSV, it's important to watch out for severe symptoms that could impact their health greatly.

7 February 2017

4 Ways Your Feces Are Trying To Tell You Something

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You might not realize it now, but your poop could be trying to tell you something. How often do you take a look at the content of the toilet before you flush? If the answer is "never," you might be doing your body a grave disservice. Next time you hit the loo, take a peek. What you see looking back at you could be a sign that something is wrong. Here are a few warning signs:

6 February 2017

5 Tips for Communicating With an Alzheimer's Patient

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Communicating with a person with Alzheimer's disease can be frustrating at times. You may feel awkward and wonder if that person even understands what you are trying to say to him or her. However, if you stay patient and change the way you interact with the person, you can communicate more effectively. Here are five helpful tips for communicating with an Alzheimer's patient: Keep It Simple When talking to an Alzheimer's patient, it is important to keep sentences and phrases as simple as possible.

26 January 2017

Frozen Shoulder: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

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If one of your shoulders feels stiff and painful on a regular basis, speak to an orthopedist about frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is an orthopedic condition that usually affects adults over 40 years of age. The condition also affects more women than men. Here's more information about frozen shoulder and what you can do to treat it. What's Frozen Shoulder? When frozen shoulder occurs, you can't lift or move your shoulders freely without feeling pain and stiffness.

17 December 2016