Nobody wants to think that they could find themselves in a situation in which they are diagnosed with colon cancer. However, if you do not take all of the precautions and steps to get screened for colon cancer, you may find yourself in a position where you have advanced or metastasized colon cancer. Get to know some of the different types of colon cancer screening tests that you can get to be sure that you remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
22 December 2015
If you've silently suffered from psoriasis for years—using clothes and hair placement to strategically hide the itchy, scaly patches of skin—you could be discouraged after years of trying seemingly every old wives tale under the sun in an attempt to improve your skin. On the other hand, you may still be concerned about the listed side effects of some of the most popular drugs designed to fight psoriasis, most of which have immunosuppressant properties that could make you more susceptible to serious illnesses.
7 December 2015
If you or a loved one is thinking about using a senior living facility, then you might be a bit apprehensive. However, these facilities often offer a variety of services that can make life much easier, such as the following: Socialization - One of the biggest concerns for the elderly is socialization. After a certain age, it becomes very difficult to meet new people and spend time going out and about. At a senior care facility, a number of programs are designed to encourage socialization between members.
19 November 2015
Neck pain is a common problem that has many underlying causes. In many cases, neck pain can be reduced or eliminated by changing the way you sit or sleep. Stop Hunching Over A major cause of neck pain is the improper use of electronic devices. You may spend countless hours hunched over your keyboard or mobile device, which places strain on your neck due to the unnatural position. Make sure your monitor is at eye-level.
4 November 2015
A compounding pharmacy is a pharmacy staffed with licensed pharmacists that combine, mix, or alter ingredients in medications to create custom medications tailored to the individual needs of patients. If you can tolerate the active ingredients of a certain medication but need to change the delivery method or dosage, a compounding pharmacy can accommodate your needs. Compounding Pharmacies are licensed and accredited as follows: The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) has established standards for all compounding pharmacies.
20 October 2015
If you want to replace missing teeth, then one of the options available to you is dental implants. To help you make a better decision about replacing your teeth, here is an overview of dental implants. What are dental implants? Basically, a dental implant is a small device that is inserted into your gums. This device is then used as the foundation for a crown, which will act as a replacement tooth.
9 October 2015
Getting the occasional pap test is important if you want to head off a painful and potentially fatal case of cervical cancer because the disease is very hard to spot in time otherwise. But since the test will take both money (if your income doesn't qualify you for an assistance program) and time, it's understandable if you don't want to have it done extremely frequently. Look over these three factors that should dictate how often you get a pap test to make your decision.
23 September 2015
You may have heard a recommendation from your audiologist that you'll need to replace your child's hearing aid frequently as he or she grows. You realize, of course, that as your child grows larger the earmold will become too small for the ear and won't fit snugly any more, but why is it necessary to replace it quite so often? Here are three reasons you shouldn't go longer than the recommended time before getting another earmold fitting.
2 September 2015
One of the key points in a baby's development comes when they make the switch to solid food. It's at this time that food allergies may be revealed. Food allergies can sometimes pose a serious threat to a baby's health, so parents should arm themselves with as much information as possible. Here is a brief guide to the subject of babies and food allergies. Common Causes Certain types of foods are more likely to provoke an allergic reaction in babies than others.
18 August 2015
Many skin conditions can cause pink lesions or rashes on your skin, including pityriasis rosea. Here are four things you need to know about this skin condition. What causes it? Researchers still don't know what causes this condition, but they have some theories. There is some evidence that viruses like herpes may be linked to the condition. Fortunately, it isn't thought to be contagious. More research needs to be done to confirm the cause of pityriasis rosea.
5 August 2015