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Is Memory Care Right for Your Elderly Parent?

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When your elderly parent needs more specialized care due to Alzheimer’s disease, memory care could be the answer. Memory care goes beyond the care offered in an assisted living facility. If you are considering memory care for your parent, here is what you need to know.   What Does Memory Care Offer? Memory care services are more comprehensive than other types of assistance that are offered in senior living facilities. Your parent will receive help with everything from daily living tasks, such as bathing, to his or her medication management. Read More»

What You Should Know About Laser Eye Surgery After Cataract Removal

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When you have had surgery to remove cataracts, you may think that all of your eye woes and troubles are long behind you. However, this is not always the case. There are some people who need additional eye treatments and surgeries after they have had cataracts removed and artificial lenses implanted. Get to know some of the important facts that you should know and consider regarding laser eye surgery after cataract removal so you can be sure you know what you are getting into and what you can expect from the process. Read More»

Prescription Pot: Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card

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Medical marijuana isn’t actually prescribed, but if you live in one of the 28 states that recognize the benefits of medical marijuana, you can get a ‘recommendation’ which is then be used to obtain your medical marijuana card. In California, for instance, this recommendation must meet some guidelines: Printed on a full 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper. Your full name. The date of your evaluation. Your patient ID #. Read More»

Tips On Choosing The Best Pediatrician For Your Special Needs Child

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Whether you’re moving to a new town or you recently gave birth, you’ll need to find a pediatrician. Since a pediatrician is responsible for recommending and coordinating specialists for their tiny patients, it is important that parents of special needs children work with a pediatrician they trust. There are a few tips you can utilize to make sure you partner with the pediatrician who has your child’s best interests at heart. Read More»

Urgent Care Center: When to Choose This Healthcare Option

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Why visit an urgent care center? Well, there are plenty of reasons. But maybe you’re not sure what the advantages are. Maybe you’ve always called your family doctor, or you think the ER is the place to go. Those are both completely appropriate options in many cases. Even though there are times when making an appointment with your doctor or taking a trip to the emergency department are definitely needed, some injuries and illnesses are treatable at an urgent care center. Read More»

Dorsal Compression Syndrome: A Patient's Guide

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Are you experiencing pain along the top of your foot that seems most pronounced to the outside of your foot, along the side? Chances are, you’re dealing with a condition known as dorsal compression syndrome. Though it’s most common in athletes like runners and soccer players, it can also appear in those who spend many hours a day on their feet. Here’s a closer look. What is dorsal compression syndrome, and what causes it? Read More»

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 3 Illnesses to Expect When Your Child Starts School

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As a first-time parent, when your child starts school the experience can be exciting and nerve-wracking. You may be even more nerve-wracked when you realize the host of germs they bring home. There are some common ailments you can expect as your child becomes adjusted to interacting with other children and coming into contact with communicable diseases. Stomach Bugs Unfortunately, stomach bugs can spread through your house like a wildfire. Even though your little one is miserable, the bright side is children often get over stomach troubles quicker than adults. Read More»

Understanding Which Eye Conditions Vision Therapy Can And Cannot Help

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If you or your child has a vision problem, then you may try to seek out as many treatments as possible to help your son or daughter. In your search for a treatment, you may have learned about vision therapy. Vision therapy is a treatment conducted by a doctor to help the visual system correct itself. This occurs through a series of activities and the eyes are then strengthened. Visual acuity is assisted greatly through the use of vision therapy. Read More»

Menopause Ruining Your Skin? Fight Back To Reclaim Radiant Skin

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Nearly everyone knows that menopause can bring an onslaught of annoying symptoms from hot flashes and night sweats to mood swings and memory lapses. These topics are frequently covered in women’s magazines and health journals and are often the subject of light-hearted jokes as aging women learn to poke fun at themselves. What you may not know it is that menopause can also cause a host of skin problems that can leave you feeling old and worn out. Read More»

Over 40 With Poor Vision: Why Can't You See Close Up And At A Distance?

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If you’re over 40 years of age and can’t see things perfectly up close and at a distance, even when you wear eyeglasses, you may wonder if you’ll lose your eyesight. Although a good number of adults experience problems seeing things up close after they turn 40 years of age, your eyes should still be relatively healthy enough to see at other distances. Your vision aids should also help keep your eyes clear. Read More»