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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»

Large Dog Has Separation Anxiety? Here Are A Few Ideas To Help

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If your dog has separation anxiety, you are not alone. Separation anxiety is a very common issue, especially in small breeds, and can lead to destructive behaviors. However, several large dog breeds are also prone to having separation anxiety, including powerful German Shepherds, which means the destructive behaviors they have can be more drastic.  The problem can become so extreme that you dread walking into your home after a long day at work, because you don’t know what extensive damage you could find. Read More»

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Kegels

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Kegels are great exercises for strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor. Performing them regularly can help with treating and preventing urinary incontinence and loss of bowel control. They can also help foster a smoother labor and delivery. But the key to receiving benefits is doing them the right way. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you’re performing Kegel exercises. Working the Wrong Muscles This is a common mistake that both men and women alike tend to make: using the wrong muscles. Read More»

MRI Tips To Keep Yourself Comfortable

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If you have an MRI scheduled, then you may be anxious to hear from your physician about the results of the imaging test. However, you will need to make it through the MRI first and this means preparing properly for the exam. Many people find the imaging tests uncomfortable. There are a few things you can do to make the treatment as easy on yourself as possible. Keep reading to learn about some tips. Read More»

Innovative Non-Surgical Treatments For Your Osteoarthritis And Other Joint Problems

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There are different kinds of non-surgical interventions that can provide short-term relief for your painful knee caused by osteoarthritis or other joint-related illnesses. There is a new type of flexogenix treatment that orthopedic professionals are promoting, and you should talk with your orthopedic surgeon about the science of this non-surgical method. It is called flexogenix treatment. The science of this method focuses on innovative imaging technology that offers the most accurate diagnosis and treatment for your unique knee pain. Read More»

Perks Of Pursuing DBT Training

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Dialectical behavior training (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy that initially treated borderline personality disorders. Since then, it has been used to treat a vast array of mental illnesses. Pursuing DBT training is necessary for many professionals who wish to add to their psychological skillset. Someone who has been through a DBT training program are now able to offer this type of service to their patients and clients. There are many different perks of pursuing DBT training in addition to offering a new service to patients. Read More»

Worried About Your Child's Food Allergies? 4 Steps to Keep Them Safe While They're at School

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If your child suffers from severe food allergies, you need to make sure they’re protected, even when you’re not around. While children are small, it’s easy to monitor the foods they eat, as well as the foods they come in contact with. However, once children grow up, and head off to school, it’s no longer possible for you to monitor them as closely as you’d like to. That’s why it’s important to devise ways to protect your kids when you’re not around to do it. Read More»