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Recovering From Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Arthritis in your ankle joints can make it painful to walk. An orthopedic surgeon will be replacing your ankle with an artificial joint to give you back pain-free mobility. Here is what to expect while you recover from this common joint replacement procedure. Damaged Bone is Replaced with Metal and Plastic During the surgery, your doctor removes portions of the tibia, your lower leg bone, and the talus, the bone to which the tibia connects in your ankle. Arthritis has worn down the cartilage between these two bones, causing the pain and...

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3 Natural Acne Treatments

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Acne is a problem for adolescents and adults alike. Fortunately, because acne plagues the lives of so many people, there are a variety of acne treatments out there. When it comes to acne treatments, there are a lot of prescription and over-the-counter creams and pills you can use to fight your blemishes. While they work well for many people, creams and ointments also include a wide range of chemicals, and oral medications have many unpleasant side effects attached to them. For those who do not want to deal with side effects or harsh...

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7 Questions Answered About Obgyns And Midwives

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Whether you’re having your first baby or fifth, choosing the right medical provider is key to a healthy pregnancy. Understanding your options is a must-do before you make any decision. The two top traditional choices are an OB/GYN and a certified nurse midwife. What are the training differences for an OB/GYN and a midwife? An obstetrician (gynecologist) is a medical doctor who has graduated from an accredited medical school and completed at least four years of residency training in the specialty. A certified nurse midwife (or CNM) must...

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Can Certain Foods Improve Vaginal Dryness?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you experience pain, burning, or itching during sex, vaginal dryness may be to blame. This is a condition where the vagina doesn’t produce enough natural lubrication, leading to an increased amount of uncomfortable friction during penetrative sex. While there are a number of medications and lotions that can fix this issue, tweaking your diet may also help. Here are a few foods that may help combat vaginal dryness. The Cause of Vaginal Dryness To grasp how a dietary change can improve vaginal dryness, it’s important to...

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3 Tips To Help Your Kids Take Better Care Of Their Teeth

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Adults know that caring for their teeth is essential, but conveying this message to children can be a challenge. Although baby teeth are not permanent, teaching your children to care for these teeth will establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Healthy oral hygiene habits established in childhood can help to prevent more serious dental problems in the future. Here are three tips you can use to help you kids learn to keep their teeth healthy. 1. Let your kids use a water flosser instead of traditional string floss. The best way to...

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5 Common Headache Triggers

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Headaches can range from mild to excruciating, and they are never fun to deal with. Most people have occasional headaches, but for some people, regular headaches are a part of life. If you suffer from headaches on a regular basis, it may be helpful to figure out what your headache triggers are so you can remedy the situation. Some of the most popular headache triggers include: Dehydration Your body is made up of a lot of water, so it is very important to to stay well-hydrated by consuming the appropriate amount of water each day. But it is...

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Mineral Water: Could It Help Stave Off Osteoporosis?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve followed your doctor’s instructions for osteoporosis prevention and you still want to do more to keep your skeleton safe, you may have an interesting new option: drinking mineral water. Unlike some stronger supplements, you can’t make yourself sick drinking mineral water, and the benefits it has to offer may surprise you. What Is Mineral Water? While the term mineral water may be colloquially used to refer to any carbonated or bottled water, it actually has a specific meaning where the FDA is concerned. In order...

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Foods You Never Knew Were Sabotaging Your Run

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most people know the importance of eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones. And if you’re putting forth the effort to work out and run, it means you’re probably making even more of an effort to put the right foods in your body. But you may be eating the wrong foods without even knowing it. There are certain foods that aren’t necessarily bad on their own, but outright sabotage your running. Here’s a look at a few. Protein shakes or bars Shakes and bars packed with protein are a go-to for many people working...

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Being Proactive And Staying On Your Feet – Signs You Need To See A Podiatrist

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Regardless of your profession, you’ve likely experienced foot pain that has introduced a degree of challenge to your daily life. Unfortunately, many people are willing to accept this pain rather than seek out the treatment that may greatly improve their quality of life. If you can sympathize with these concerns, it may be time to explore your medical options. Below, you’ll find a guide to some signs that you need to seek treatment from a podiatrist. Keeping these suggestions in mind can allow you to be proactive rather than...

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Picking A Senior Care Center: The Important Details

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your aging parent just can’t take care of themselves any longer, and you can keep up with their home, it may be time to look at local senior care centers. This can be a difficult time for every family, but you need to be able to be your parent’s child again, not their caretaker. Not all senior residency centers are the same, and it’s important that you pick somewhere you feel comfortable. It’s crucial to find somewhere your parent likes as well. Here are a few things you want to do when you go to look at care...

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Prevent Shin Splints With These Three Exercises

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shin splints are characterized by pain along the front of the tibia, which is the large bone in your lower leg. They are caused by irritation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue in this area. Shin splints are common among new runners who increase their mileage too quickly or run primarily on hard surfaces, though they can sometimes appear in more experienced runners who rapidly increase mileage or switch to different running surfaces. To prevent shin splints, it’s important to increase your running mileage slowly. Experts recommend...

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