Making Decisions About Home Care

  • Recovering From Total Hip Replacement Surgery

    7 August 2015

    You've had a painful hip condition for years and are getting ready to have a total hip replacement. This is a common procedure and will reduce your pain and allow you to walk comfortably. One key to a successful hip replacement is the therapy you receive when you get home. Here is what you can expect after your surgery to make sure you'll get a long, pain-free life out of your new hip joint.

  • Pardon Me? Three Signs That It's Time To Get Your Hearing Checked

    28 July 2015

    Everything from quiet conversations with a loved one to noisy get-togethers with friends can be challenging when you struggle to hear. Although you might begin to question your ability to hear things effectively, it's easy to shrug off your concerns -- especially if the idea of getting a hearing aid doesn't appeal to you. What you might not know, however, is that many modern-day hearing aids are designed to be nearly invisible once inside your ear, which means you won't have to be self-conscious about wearing one.

  • 3 Things Parents Should Expect From A Speech Therapist

    9 July 2015

    If you are concerned about your child's speech and language skills, you might consider making an appointment with a speech therapist (also known as a speech pathologist). It is a speech therapist's job to work with your child to evaluate and improve communication disorders and/or swallowing disorders. It can be confusing to try to set up an appointment and find the right therapist for your child, especially if this is your first time dealing with a speech therapist.

  • 5 Reasons You Should Get A Mammogram

    26 June 2015

    Many women put off their health needs because they think it's not necessary. It's important to stay on top of all health needs in order to live a better life and catch any serious problems before it's too late. A routine mammogram is something that women need to consider. Take a look at the information below to better understand the reasons as to why a mammogram is necessary.  A Lump Doesn't Need to Be Felt to Show Cancer 

  • 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.

  • Using Physical Therapy To Conquer Delays In Motor Skills

    29 May 2015

    Physical therapy utilizes various techniques to help patients increase their comfortable range of movement. Techniques that are used include strengthening exercises, stretches, temperature treatments, and electrical stimulation. Though physical therapy is commonly used for adults, it is a fantastic option for children suffering from a gross motor delay. Though causes of childhood motor delays greatly vary, many kids benefit from physical therapy treatment methods. Personality Some children have a more reserved personality that discourages them from trying to learn new skills.

  • Three Common Lifestyle Habits That Cause Neck Pain

    14 May 2015

    It is usually easy to pinpoint the cause of your neck pain. Perhaps you overreached during a sporting event. Maybe you were recently in an auto accident and suffered some whiplash. It could even be that you slept oddly one night. Sometimes, however, it isn't that easy to identify the cause of your pain. Sporadic neck pain isn't anything to worry about. However, if you are suffering from neck pain on a constant basis, you may have an underlying causeā€”or your lifestyle may to blame.