Making Decisions About Home Care

  • Two Tips To Help You Avoid Contracting Skin Cancer

    21 February 2017

    Because skin cancer is such a common form of the disease, it's perfectly normal for you to be concerned about ways to avoid contracting it.  You want to practice the habits that can keep you as far away from the illness as possible.  While you may be using sunscreen on a regular basis and being careful about overstaying your time in the sun, there are a few other things you can do to ward off the ailment.

  • Get Help For These Addictive Behaviors At A Rehabilitation Facility

    26 January 2017

    If you aren't struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but rather have trouble in another area, help may be available. Rehabilitation centers provide counseling and overall assistance to those with the above challenges, but many such facilities aren't limited in the types of addictions they can treat. There are many other forms of addiction that may be present in your life — and that you may wish to work through with the help of a professional.

  • Tips To Avoid Heel Pain When Hiking

    25 January 2017

    As an active hiker, heel pain can be a major red flag that something is majorly amiss with your main mode of transportation. The cause is often plantar fasciitis – the inflammation of the tissues that connect your heel to your toes. Untreated, it can make it nearly impossible to walk. The following tips can help you prevent heel pain on your hikes. Tip #1: Switch shoes It's become popular in recent years to hike in lightweight shoes or trail runners.

  • Two Easy Tricks For Getting Rid Of Pesky Acne For Your First Day Of High School

    15 February 2016

    High school is supposed to be the best experience of your young life, but not when the stress from it all made you break out with a pimple. Luckily, there are a couple different effective ways you can treat your acne problem with ingredients found in your home. Using natural ingredients is good for your skin, so not only will you treat the acne, but you will be able to walk into your first day of high school with confidence.

  • 3 Tips To Prevent Damage To Your Eyeglass Frames

    12 June 2015

    Although you might have heard a lot of advice about properly cleaning your lenses and otherwise taking care of the lenses on your eyeglasses, you might not have heard much about how to take care of your frames. However, holding or using them improperly can cause your frames to bend and otherwise become damaged. Luckily, if you follow these care tips for your eyeglass frames, you can help keep them looking great for a long time to come.

  • Managing Your Contact Lenses: There's An App For That

    5 February 2015

    Contact lenses are an effective way to correct vision problems, and they eliminate the need to worry about cleaning and maintaining a pair of glasses. That doesn't mean, however, that you're off the hook in caring for your contact lenses. Changing your contact lenses according to your eye doctor's recommendations will help keep your eyes as healthy as possible. Many people forget when the time to switch to new lenses as arrived so they end up wearing the same pair for longer than they should.

  • What To Do About Sharp Pain In Your Heel

    27 January 2015

    If you've been experiencing sharp, stabbing pains in your heel, don't just assume the issue will go away on its own. Here is why this pain may be happening to you, and what you should do about it to get your feet back to good health. What causes heel pain Heel pain is caused by a large variety of factors. If you wear shoes that are too tight, they can constrict your muscles and tendons, causing them to pull on your foot.

  • Taking Care Of Yourself After A Minor Car Accident

    29 December 2014

    Car accidents can be jarring and damaging to muscles and spinal alignment. Minor car accidents can even be damaging to your emotional and mental health. In the days following a minor car accident, you may find that your muscles are sore, your body aches, and relaxing is difficult. These tips will help you find the peace and comfort you need to feel better. Apply Ice or Heat to Sore Muscles

  • Caring For An Aging Parent? 3 Unpleasant Emotions You Might Experience

    27 December 2014

    When you first agreed to become your mom or dad's caretaker, you may not have realized how much work it would entail. Aging parents often require a significant amount of care, whether they are physically disabled or battling Alzheimer's. No matter how much you love your parent, there may be days where you feel physically and emotionally exhausted. Here are three common emotions that you may experience after you commit to care for your elderly mom or dad.

  • How To Warm-Up Your Body Before You Go Skiing

    22 December 2014

    Skiing can be a lot of fun and a great way to get some exercise in during the winter, but you have to be careful to avoid injuries. Professional athletes spend time stretching and warming up their bodies before each practice and event—and they are typically in prime physical condition. If you are a recreational skier who only takes to the slopes occasionally, you should do the same thing as professional athletes and spend some time preparing your body before you go skiing.