Making Decisions About Home Care

  • 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.

  • 3 Reasons To Get Dental Implants

    25 January 2017

    Are your natural teeth in bad shape? If so, you might be considering some options for replacement. While dentures are a common choice, one option you might want to think about, if you haven't already, is dental implants. Dental implants can provide many benefits that are not available through other replacement options like dentures. Here are 3 reasons to ask your dentist about dental implants today. No Daily Soaking When you get dentures installed, you have to physically remove them from your mouth every evening for a soaking if you want them to be properly cleaned.

  • The Telehealth Approach To Rehabbing The Knee Has Arrived

    28 December 2016

    The telegraph led to the telephone. Further advancements in technology led to the television. Now, the world has arrived at "telehealth," an innovative new concept designed to support in-home physical rehabilitation therapy. Telehealth rehabilitation programs are not commonplace yet, but the future could very well be one in which telehealth programs become a normal component of outpatient physical therapy. For former athletes whose knees are in terrible shape, this type of "

  • Tips For Varying Your Strength Training Routine

    28 December 2016

    If your current strength training routine feels like watching paint dry or you believe you could gain more benefits from adding variety, it is time to be creative in your approach. Fortunately there are seemingly infinite ways to vary your strength training routine and keep workouts interesting. Go Slow Super slow strength training is a strategy to change your current routine. To perform this variation, you simply use a current exercise, such as bicep curls, and perform them slowly.

  • Tips For Achieving A Great Bustline After Significant Weight Loss

    10 December 2016

    Losing weight is a major accomplishment that may feel dampened when your breasts have lost considerable volume. Fortunately, there are ways to help you achieve the bustline you want and make you feel more confident in your new figure. Determine The Real Problem Depending on the amount of volume lost in your breasts, it may be difficult to genuinely know whether you need implants or not. You will likely need a breast lift to elevate your bustline to a more aesthetic position and remove excess skin.

  • Is a Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid Right for You?

    23 November 2016

    If a recent hearing test revealed that you need a hearing aid for minor hearing loss, you might be a bit overwhelmed with all of your options. One of the commonly recommended styles of hearing aids for individuals with mild hearing loss is called a receiver-in-canal or RIC hearing aid. Here's a closer look at this type of hearing aid and its benefits and drawbacks. What is an RIC hearing aid?

  • All About Wheat Allergy

    3 November 2016

    What Exactly is Wheat Allergy? Any type of food allergy is caused by an abnormal reaction to a typically harmless food substance. In the majority of cases, these reactions are triggered by proteins which that body has misinterpreted as a threat. With wheat allergy, the reaction is triggered by four main forms of protein:  Globulins  Albumins   Glutenins   Giladins  When the body encounters one or more of these proteins, the immune system produces substances known as immunoglobulin E anitobodies (IgEs).