Approximately one in every twenty adults has a headache every single day. Because of this, many people visit their regular doctor to find relief. However, many times the only relief that patients find is in prescription medications, which can be very dangerous. Prescriptions can be addictive and can react badly with other medications or even certain types of food. However, visiting a chiropractor can provide alternative methods of relief that don't rely on prescription medications.
15 December 2014
A prostate-specific antigen test may identify prostate cancer in its early days. According to WebMD, however, many doctors are now advising against routine PSA testing. Although it is best to talk to your doctor before making a decision, it may help to know the benefits and drawbacks of taking the test. The Benefits So why would you consider it? For one, the test can help you detect prostate cancer early enough.
11 December 2014
Imagine that you decide to go to your family doctor for symptoms of high blood pressure. After listening to you report your symptoms, he or she performs a short examination and confirms your original suspicion--that you do, in fact, have high blood pressure. So, as expected, your doctor writes and hands you a prescription. Hoping the order is for a medication on your insurance company's formulary, you glance at the paper and discover that your doctor has prescribed you contact lenses.
10 December 2014
For most young children, impulse control and body awareness are not very highly-developed concepts. Toddlers may try to eat things that their body isn't meant to consume, or that their body isn't developed enough to digest. To help you be prepared for incidences of choking that your child may experience, it's helpful to understand how to prevent, treat, and recover from an incident of choking. Choking Prevention To prevent your child from choking, it's helpful if you refrain from giving them foods that are hard to chew or come in tiny pieces that could cause a choking hazard (peanuts would be an example).
9 December 2014
Headaches, sudden pains or other problems that seem to come and go are important messages from your body. If it only happens once or twice, it may be worth ignoring. If it continues, don't rely on your ability to grin and bear it on a daily basis. A few pain management and lifestyle considerations can help you understand what your body is trying to tell you, what the costs could be and how to maintain a busy lifestyle without letting your body fall apart.
4 December 2014
According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 1.5 million people in the United States living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Though it is more common in women, and usually occurs over the age of thirty, it is, in fact, a disease that can strike anyone. And while it's well known for affecting your joints and tissue, there are other, less well known symptoms. Below are three lesser known effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
2 December 2014
When you are experiencing knee pain, you can feel that nothing else in your life matters or is going right. After all, any time you need to stand up, walk, or move in any way, you use your knees. Rather than suffer through your knee pain without any hope of relief, you can explore some of the many treatment options available to you. Once you know your options, you can get to the business of healing your knee pain and resuming your daily routine pain-free and happy.
30 November 2014
The materials for manufactured homes are built inside a factory-like setting. When the products are finished being built, they are covered and sent to the new location. They are then assembled by a builder. You will also hear these homes called pre-fab or factory built homes. Below are four advantages of choosing a manufactured home. Warranty If you currently own a home and something goes wrong, you will have to contact a contractor yourself to repair it.
21 November 2014
Seeing a close relative struggle with a drug addiction is not easy or pleasant, but it can be hard to convince an addict to get help. Once the addict finally agrees to get help, your next challenge will be dropping him or her off at a recovery center. The first step your relative will go through there is detox, and you may want to find out what strategies the center uses to help him or her feel as comfortable as possible during this time.
20 November 2014
If you have a loved one who is aging and no longer able to fully care for themselves on their own, you might wonder what some options are for their care. One of the best options available is hospice care. This is where professional care comes into the person's home to help with daily tasks and needs. Here are 3 characteristics that make someone a good candidate for hospice care.
19 November 2014