Making Decisions About Home Care

  • Hearing Loss: Things to Know

    27 February 2017

    Suffering from hearing loss can be one of the scariest things for you to experience. You should take the problem seriously if you have noticed that you are unable to hear as well as you used to. Although the problem might not require any medical attention, it can also mean that you need to start wearing a hearing aid. It is important to get your ears examined by an audiologist and start protecting them from loud noise.

  • 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.

  • 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.