Posts

  • Set Your Oral Surgery Pracice Apart By Learning CAD And Offering Custom Dental Implants

    Engineers and architects have long been using computer-aided design (CAD) programs, but CAD's applications are no longer limited to these fields. As CAD and computer-aided manufacturing advance, more and more professionals, including oral surgeons, are finding these programs have applications for their field. If you're an oral surgeon, learning CAD/CAM will enable you to offer custom dental implants -- which have benefits for your patients and could set your practice apart from others. [Read More]

  • 4 Things That Occur At Child Well Visits

    From the time your child is born, you will have to take him or her to the doctor for well visits. A well visit is not designed to treat sicknesses, but instead it is designed to ensure that your child is growing and developing at a proper pace. If you are new to parenthood, you may be wondering what will take place at these visits. Here are four common things you will experience at each one. [Read More]

  • Understanding Eye Exams As A Mental Health Diagnostic

    In recent years, mental health professionals have been working to develop a diagnostic test that relies on assessing how patient's eyes track various images and objects to make a fast, accurate diagnosis of schizophrenia. Future assessments could potentially lead to a quicker diagnosis of not only schizophrenia, but other mental illnesses as well, which will allow patients to begin efficient treatment sooner.  If you are at risk for a mental illness, you may wonder whether you can count on your regular eye exams to screen for mental health issues and whether your regular eye exams will change as a result of this research. [Read More]

  • 4 Common Vestibular Disorders Treated By Audiologists

    The vestibular system is a system in the body that is responsible for controlling balance as well as movement that occurs behind the eye; it is generally associated with parts of the brain and the inner ear. There are numerous disorders associated with the vestibular system that can result in negative side effects. This brief article will aim at elucidating 4 such disorders and how an audiologist, or a medical staff member that specializes in addressing the inner ear, can help you cope with such disorders, or even snuff them out completely. [Read More]

  • Need To Know Allergy Preventative Tips For An Enjoyable Summer Barbecue

    Barbecuing has long been a fun American pastime between families and their friends. In fact, 80% of American households own a grill and approximately 97% of those households use their grill. Summer often sees the most grill use, particularly around the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Memorial Day. If you are planning a summer barbecue, there are a few things you need to know to make it as fun and safe as possible, especially if anyone has any allergies. [Read More]

  • How To Improve Your Skin With Chemical Peels

    If the sun has robbed your skin of its youthful appearance, you may want to consider visiting a cosmetic dermatologist to find out if a chemical peel might be helpful for you. Chemical peels are professional treatments that are used for many types of issues with the skin, and there are many types available for you to choose from. What Is a Chemical Peel? A chemical peel involves placing a solution over your entire face, except for your eyes and mouth. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips To Help You Afford Straighter Teeth

    Straight teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. When you go to your dentist with jaw pain or pain or difficulty when chewing, your dentist may inform you that your crooked teeth are causing the problem and refer you to an orthodontist for braces. However, orthodontic care is expensive, and dental insurance, if you have it, often doesn't cover braces. Even if you do have insurance and it does cover braces, you may find it doesn't help much with the cost. [Read More]

  • 4 Medical And Non-Medical Treatments For Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints in a symmetrical pattern, but can affect organs, such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The complex nature of RA can make finding the right treatment difficult. Managing symptoms, such as pain and fatigue, requires suppression of the immune system to minimize disease activity and finding ways to reduce flares. Prescription And OTC Medications When treatments are successful in slowing the progression of the disease, many people with RA have already suffered joint damage or deformities that cause pain and can contribute to difficulties performing routine tasks. [Read More]

  • Dental Duels With Your Teen: Should You Advance Or Retreat?

    As a parent of teenagers, you have to choose your battles. There are many issues your teens can take up arms with you about in the course of any 24 hours. As the responsible adult, you have to decide which ones warrant battle advance--and which ones warrant retreat. Some of those issues you choose to retreat on are lessons they need to learn on their own, sometimes painfully. One of those issues in your home might be your teens' oral health. [Read More]

  • 5 Important Things That You Need To Know About Bunions

    Bunions are the sort of thing that no one ever really thinks about until they discover that they've got one on their foot. Bunions range from mild to severe, with the most serious cases requiring surgical removal. Fortunately, many bunions are simply nuisances rather than crippling growths that interfere with daily life. Following are eight things that you need to know about bunions. Bunions Run in Families The development of bunions is thought to be genetic, so your chances of getting them are stronger if you have a family history of bunions. [Read More]