Making Decisions About Home Care

  • 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.

  • Ready To Plan A Baby? Talk With An Obstetrician First

    3 February 2015

    If you are thinking of having a baby, but you aren't sure if your body is ready, make an appointment with an obstetrician. You may want to put more thought into having your baby than you previously contemplated, and an obstetrician can give you some insight. You want to make sure that your body is healthy, that you are ready for the change in your lifestyle, and you want to find an obstetrician you feel comfortable with.

  • A Man's Guide To His Significant Other's Routine Gynecological Exam

    29 January 2015

    Most women feel unease and some level of discomfort when the yearly gynecological exam is on the horizon. If you are a male, however, you might not completely understand what your significant other is experiencing and why she might feel the dread that she does. Here are the basics of what happens during your significant other's routine gynecological exam so that you can better understand why she is going and what exactly happens during the appointment.

  • 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.

  • Over And Under-The-Muscle Implants: Pros And Cons

    23 January 2015

    If you a looking at the different types of breast implants, you will have come across the terms "over" and "under". This is a very important distinction. Everyone knows about the importance of silicone vs. saline, but many people don't consider the importance of where the implant goes. It is very important to familiarize yourself with the different techniques before you see a physician. Many doctors are comfortable doing a particular implant style, so they may push that one on you when you speak to them.

  • 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

  • 3 Ways To Find Support During The Final Days Of A Loved One's Life

    29 December 2014

    It is never easy to hear that someone you love is dying. There is no doubt that this realization will leave you grappling to find a balance between a myriad of emotions and being strong for your family member. This constant struggle, along with taking time off of work, and losing track of your own priorities, often leads to longing for some form of support just to get through. Here are three options you should consider during the final days of your loved one.