10 August 2015
Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that is often deadly if not treated early on. Though those who spend a lot of time in the sun are more likely to get melanoma, it can affect anyone. Therefore, it important that you know some important facts about this condition. You can get melanoma behind your eye -- and only your eye doctor can detect it. Melanoma is usually visible on the skin, but sometimes, it forms at the back of the eye.
14 July 2015
As a parent of an autistic child, you face many unique challenges that other parents may not. One of those challenges is trying to get your child to sit still and cooperate for a dental exam and/or cavity fillings. Some children with autism are fine with this procedure, while others are more challenging. You may even find that children on the spectrum who typically sit well for a dental exam will not sit well for dental fillings, and vice versa.
18 June 2015
If you are having any kind pain in your foot, it is highly recommended to see an orthopedist so they can make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. If you have strained the ligament that supports the arch in your foot, chances are you have plantar fasciitis. This disorder of the foot is the most common cause of heel pain. Here are four things you can try to alleviate pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
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.