24 May 2015
If you have a child that you suspect is having problems with their hearing, it is likely that your pediatrician will recommend that you visit a hearing centre or audiologist for a hearing test. What many parents do not know is that there is not usually one definitive test used to determine the level of their child's hearing capabilities. In fact, there are a range of different types of tests used for little ones when they visit an audiologist.
1 May 2015
When you walk, the way your feet hit the ground has an effect on your hips, back and knees. If your feet are not properly supported, you may experience pain in these areas. Your feet may not even hurt, but an abnormal walking gait can wreak havoc on the rest of your body. With the use of orthotics, chiropractic treatment and gentle stretching techniques, you can alleviate chronic pain and restore your body to alignment.
3 April 2015
Back pain can occur for a multitude of different reasons. In general, there are very few cases of low back pain that can be traced to a specific anatomical structure that has been affected. Instead, most cases of low back pain are simply referred to as "mechanical low back pain." However, there is one condition that can lead to back pain that is caused by an abnormality in a particular structure – piriformis syndrome.
10 March 2015
Are you in the market for sunglasses, but are confused by conflicting information? Have you heard so many myths about eyewear that you need help sorting out the facts? This look at the truth about sunglasses should help you make up your mind when deciding on your next purchase: Myth: Size does not matter Fact: When you move your head, you expose your eyes to light from all angles. Not only does it come straight from the sun, it can also bounce off reflective surfaces and go straight into your eyes.
17 February 2015
As your parent ages and begins needing more help, he or she may agree to accept home health care services from a local agency. When this happens, you may want to actively take part in choosing a company for the services. As you do this, keep in mind the types of services your parent needs the most, and don't forget to think about other services the company may also offer.
4 February 2015
For those seniors who are active and who want to maintain their independence, independent living communities might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Below are just some of the many benefits you can enjoy by choosing an independent living community. Maintenance-Free Living Independent living communities come in several different forms. Some have individual apartments within a large building, while others are individual family homes or town homes within the overall community.
15 January 2015
If you do not have manicures very often, the process of maintaining your nails might seem like a mystery. You might even be wondering if your nails are considered "normal." The truth is that healthy fingernails should be smooth, lacking the grooves that many nails happen to possess. Nails also offer no discoloration -- not even those tiny little white flecks, which are often caused by injury to the nail. Here, you will see a few ways you can take better care of your fingernails.
14 January 2015
Toenail fungus can be an embarrassing thing to live with, but it is also something that is extremely difficult to get rid of. Many people will try numerous home remedies to eliminate the fungus, only to discover that the fungus is still there. If this sounds familiar, you may want to make an appointment with a podiatrist to see what he or she can do to help you eliminate the fungus once and for all.
12 January 2015
An imperfect smile can make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, but problems with your teeth can be fixed! There are many ways that a smile can be damaged, whether through injury, a long-term lack of dental care, or dental diseases/infections. But current dental technology can restore a smile through a number of different procedures. If you have chipped, broken, decaying, or missing teeth, consult a dentist and ask about the following procedures:
5 January 2015
You use your hands on a daily basis, whether it's lifting objects or controlling the steering wheel of your car. As you get older, your hands may not be able to work like they once did. You can deal with hand soreness, though, by taking these steps: Put Pain Relieving Gel on Your Hands One of the easiest ways to relieve pain in your hands is to put some sort of pain relieving gel on them.