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Medical Marijuana Versus Recreational Marijuana: The Differences You Need To Know

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There are numerous illnesses that can be helped by medical marijuana, and if you are thinking about embarking on that type of treatment, you may be wondering about the differences between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Can Be the Same Product In many cases, medical and recreational marijuana are exactly the same thing. For example, in Colorado where both are legal, dispensaries often sell marijuana from the exact same plant in both the recreational and medical sides of their stores. Read More»

Youth Sports Team Coaches: Here Are 3 Ways A Physical Therapist Can Help Prevent Injuries

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Most youth sports coaches are parent volunteers who may have little-to-no training in injury prevention. If you coach a youth sports team, you may be wondering what additional things you can do to keep your players safe from injuries and to help develop them into better athletes. Here are a few ideas. Functional Movement Screenings In most youth leagues, health screenings or physical evaluations are required in order for parents to sign their child athletes up for the programs. Read More»

Silicone Or Saline...Which Is The Right Type Of Breast Augmentation For Your Teen?

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If your teenager is unhappy with a smaller bust or the uneven appearance of her breasts, she may have been subtly hinting for a while that her upcoming birthday, holiday, or graduation gift should be a breast augmentation. If you want her to feel good about her appearance and you believe that she is making this big decision for the right reasons, it’s a good idea for both of you to become familiar with the different types of implants and what to expect after the procedure. Read More»

Stay Away From Empty Calories When You'Re Trying To Lose Weight

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When you’re working hard to lose weight, you might be spending plenty of your time at the gym using the cardio machines and lifting weights. Doing so is valuable, but you’ll also need to be smart about your diet. Lowering your caloric intake is instrumental to losing weight, but you need to be smart about the calories you take in. Foods that are low or moderate in calories are valuable, but you need to be sure that you’re not eating empty calories. Read More»

Cosmetic Injections: Caring For Your Face Before And After The Procedure

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Aging is not always easy, in part because you might feel that you don’t look as youthful as you once did. Cosmetic injections such as Botox treatments can transform your face so that wrinkles and lines aren’t so noticeable, giving you a younger look. In some cases, bumps and bruises happen after the injections; luckily, you can avoid those imperfections by observing these pointers before and after the procedure: Avoid Alcohol Read More»

Why A Nursing Home May Be The Best Way To Care For Your Parent With Dementia

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If you have a parent with dementia, you may need to look into nursing home care or assisted living. You might want to care for your parent in your home for as long as possible, but at some point, your parent may be safer in a facility that knows how to care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some reasons why. Tendency To Wander If your parent is still mobile when dementia becomes more advanced, he or she will probably wander. Read More»

4 Tips For Communicating With A Loved One Suffering From Aphasia After A Stroke

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If you are caring for a loved one who has recently had a stroke and is unable to communicate clearly, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to help them. If so, use one or more of the following four tips for communicating with a loved one suffering from aphasia after a stroke. Give Them Time To Answer You When a person is suffering from aphasia, they may not be able to remember the right words to say while speaking. Read More»

3 Tips For Improving The Sound Quality Of Your New Hearing Aids

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If you recently started wearing hearing aids, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to improve the sound quality and keep them in optimal working order. If so, use one or more of the following three tips. Wear Your Hearing Aids Every Day When you first receive your new hearing aids, you need to give yourself time to adjust to them. Not only will you have to get used to the way they feel in your ears, but you may also not be accustomed to they way they transmit sound into your ear canal. Read More»

Key Questions To Ask When Determining If Your Teenager Is Ready For Contact Lenses

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In today’s word, it’s almost impossible for teenagers to be unaware of the benefits of contact lenses. Given that more than one out of five people between the ages of twelve and twenty wear corrective lenses of some type, the need for glasses or contact lenses of some type for young people is clear. However, although many people find the use of contact lenses to be easy once they get used to it, they are still a medical device with the potential for harm if used improperly. Read More»

Common Causes Of Anosmia: The Loss Of Smell

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Anosmia is a condition characterized by a loss of smell. While the condition can be temporary—such as in the case of severe nasal congestion due to a cold, allergy, or sinus infection—sometimes anosmia is a sign that something more is going on. Therefore, it’s important to see a doctor if your sense of smell fails to return to normal as your other sinus symptoms improve. Your primary care provider may refer you to an ear nose and throat doctor (ENT) to diagnose the underlying cause. Read More»