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  • About Orthodontics

    What are Orthodontists?  Orthodontics deals with treating irregularities in the alignment of the teeth. A lot of people don't have straight teeth that conform to the best position, but modern treatment can grant them a perfectly aligned smile in due time. Orthodontists are the doctors who work to treat these issues without surgery. Dentists perform check-ups, fillings, crowns, and dental surgeries, while orthodontists deal only with issues related to improper teeth alignment. [Read More]

  • Two Reasons Why Your Eyes May Change Color

    It is commonly assumed eye color remains the same throughout a person's lifetime. However, there are a number of factors that may cause eyes to change from one color to another. Most are the result of natural processes, such as aging. However, here are two medical issues that can also cause changes in eye color. Pigmentary Glaucoma Also called pigment dispersion syndrome, pigmentary glaucoma is a type of open-angle glaucoma caused by color in the irises flaking off and gathering in or on other structures in the eye. [Read More]

  • Natural Help With Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a painful condition that is caused by weak areas or little holes that form in your bones. Not only does the condition hurt, but it can also lead to fractures in your bones that can happen easily. This condition tends to occur in people when they approach middle age. There are some lifestyle choices that can increase your chances of developing this condition such as inactivity, steroid use, and an improper diet. [Read More]

  • A Look At How Exercise Can Benefit People With Parkinson's

    While exercise won't stop the effects of Parkinson's disease, it can certainly help with mobility. There's also a good possibility that exercise can slow down some of the physical symptoms of Parkinson's as well. Here's a look at how exercise can help with Parkinson's and which exercises may work best for people who suffer from this disease. How Exercise Helps People with Parkinson's Exercise benefits the body in general, no matter the person's health status. [Read More]

  • Potential Advances in Cancer Treatment

    Each year, about 454 out of every 100,000 people develop cancer, and about 171 out of every 100,000 people die from cancer, which means almost 40 percent of people will develop cancer at some time during their lives. This makes it very important to develop new treatments to help limit the mortality rate from cancer. Thankfully, scientists are stepping up to the plate and coming up with newer and better ways to treat cancer, including combining new approaches with older treatments. [Read More]

  • Could Your Infant's Constant Crying Be The Result Of Acid Reflux?

    If you've ever found yourself battling heartburn after a night of too many hot wings and beer, you understand firsthand the pain and discomfort that can be caused by acid reflux. For babies dealing with this condition, without the knowledge of how it's caused or how to fight it, it can be even more debilitating -- and you may find yourself crying right alongside your inconsolable baby in exhaustion. How can you tell whether your baby's constant crying is due to reflux problems or some other issue? [Read More]

  • Add a Personal Spark to Your Electric Wheelchair

    You are one of a kind. Shouldn't your wheelchair be, too? Here are five fun ways to dress up your electric wheelchair so it reflects your personal style.  Custom Cushions One quick and simple way to personalize your wheelchair is to find a fabulous fabric for your seat and back cushions.  You can buy cushions already made or have them made especially for you from fabric you choose. This is a great choice because you can have the cushion made to fit your specific chair. [Read More]

  • Brides On Wheels: Three Ways To Make Your Wheelchair Wedding Ready

    The thought of going down the aisle can bring mixed emotions for brides in wheelchairs. You've probably been dreaming about your wedding for years, or at least since you became engaged. You want your guests to see your happiness, not focus on your wheelchair. Here are four approaches brides in wheelchairs can take to manage their wheelchairs on that special day.  Dress It Up As a bride in a wheelchair, you are already unique. [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons To See The Eye Doctor Regularly

    Many people know how important it is to go to the doctor for a physical often. Preventative care is very important for your body. However, many people fail to realize just how important it is to see the eye doctor regularly. Seeing the eye doctor is vital to your health. Here are some reasons you should be seeing the eye doctor. 1. To Update Prescriptions If you wear glasses or contacts you need to see the eye doctor often to make sure that you have the prescription. [Read More]