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  • High Times Can Lead To Low Times In The Dentist Chair

    With the relaxing of marijuana laws in the United States, both medicinal and recreational, there's been an expected increase of marijuana use. But with that increase in legal use, comes an ability for patients to talk openly with their healthcare providers. And that includes dental care providers. You can talk with your dentist candidly about your marijuana use and how it may be affecting your oral health.  That's a good thing, because marijuana use does negatively affect your dental health, and your dental health affects your general health. [Read More]

  • Understanding The RICE Theory For Sprains And Strains

    If you've suffered your first ever muscle sprain or strain, the local walk in clinic will most likely recommend that you follow the "RICE" plan. The acronym "RICE" is used to reference the steps in the treatment process, which are rest, ice, compression and elevation. If this process is new to you, you may not understand what the process means. Here's a look at the basics to help you understand what you should do. [Read More]

  • Visual Imagery: A Natural Way To Reduce Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is something that affects 100 million Americans, but pain is not something that affects everyone the same. If you struggle with chronic pain, the way it affects you has a lot to do with how your brain processes and handles the pain in your body. You can turn to a variety of different treatment options for managing the pain, but some options are less common than others. Visual imagery is one of these options you could try. [Read More]

  • Care For Your Disabled Adult Child At Home By Meeting Your Needs, Too

    Recently, the Hooper family from New Zealand made international headlines with their decision to seek surgical and hormonal treatment for their severely disabled child. This treatment is preventing her from growing any larger and going through puberty, and has been done in an effort to make it easier for the Hoopers to continue caring for her as she grows into adulthood. If you are the parent of a severely disabled child, you have undoubtedly considered how you will cope in the future, once your child is an adult. [Read More]

  • 3 Spinal Fusion Advances To Improve Outcomes

    There are many conditions that may require spinal fusion as a method of last resort to alleviate pain and prevent nerve injury. Although the idea of spinal surgery can be intimidating, there have been several advances in techniques to improve surgical outcomes and post-operative healing. Improved Internal Fixation Internal fixation is the term given to the devices, such as plates and screws, used to provide stability to your spine after surgery. [Read More]

  • How Diabetes Affects Your Teeth And Your Ability To Get Dental Implants

    One of the main challenges of living with diabetes is finding ways to control your blood sugar. This is often done by taking insulin, but it can also be accomplished through healthy lifestyle choices. Failing to control your blood sugar levels can lead to a variety of different health issues, including problems with your teeth. This can lead to cavities forming on your teeth, gum disease, and tooth loss. If you have had a hard time with maintaining healthy teeth, you should know that dental implants are an effective form of tooth replacement, even for people with diabetes. [Read More]

  • What Natural Treatments Can Help Manage Your IBS Symptoms?

    If you've recently been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you may be relieved to finally put a name to the periodic constipation, diarrhea, and other unpleasant digestive symptoms that have been plaguing you for some time. However, even with medication to help manage the underlying ailment, you may desire additional relief from your recurring symptoms without turning to even more drugs. Read on to learn more about several alternatives to help manage your condition in a natural way. [Read More]

  • Oral Health: How It Can Affect Your Fertility

    If you are trying to conceive, you likely are meeting with doctors and specialists who are helping you to understand and solve the puzzle that comes when men and women are unable to get pregnant. Surprisingly, many other aspects of body health, including oral health, affect fertility. Here are some factors about the heath of your teeth and gums that could be a factor in fertility. Gum Disease Scientists are starting to realize that gum, or periodontal, disease, has a bigger impact on total body health than people might assume. [Read More]

  • 5 Effective Glaucoma Treatments To Discuss With Your Ophthalmologist

    You found out you have glaucoma, now what? Glaucoma is one of the top reasons people suffer from vision loss and complete blindness. If caught early, the optic nerve damage can be managed. It's important to do everything you can to have your glaucoma treated as quickly as possible at a clinic like Country Hills Eye Center. If you are trying to figure which type of treatment you want to agree to, here are your options. [Read More]

  • 5 Tips For Talking To Your Children About Attending Counseling

    Going to therapy is difficult. You have to allow yourself to be vulnerable, and share your deepest thoughts with a complete stranger. For many people, counseling is frightening at the beginning. For children who don't quite understand the world, it's even harder. One in five children have a mental health disorder. Many children and teenagers can benefit from therapy. After experiencing a trauma, a change at home, or bullying at school, it's helpful to gain a new perspective on life from a professional. [Read More]