Inflammatory Arthritis: Enjoying Life after the Diagnosis

Contact Lens Costs Breaking You? 3 Tips To Preserve Your Vision Without Going Into Debt

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While most people without perfect vision get used to having to wear contact lenses, few people get used to having to spend a fortune on contacts and products to care for them. Even if you have vision insurance, you may have to pay upfront for your exams and lenses and wait for what seems like forever for your vision insurance company to reimburse you. Insurance companies also do not pay for costly contact solutions, which are extremely pricey today. If you are tired of spending more than you have to on your vision care, then follow these...

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You Have Skin Cancer: Now What?

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If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, you may have reacted with panic, anger, grief, a thousand other understandably negative emotions. But it’s important to realize that modern medicine offers a variety of treatment options to help you conquer this ailment, especially in the early stages when removal of the lesion can effectively cure you of the condition. So take a deep breath, try to relax, and have a look at some of the more common techniques used to remove skin cancers. Excision Surgery The most straightforward way to...

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Genetic Counseling: Understanding The Risk That Your Child Could Inherit A Genetic Disorder

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You’re ready to start a family, but there’s one question that keeps surfacing: is it possible you will pass on a certain medical condition to your offspring? If you know of a family history of a genetic disorder or disease in your family, this is a valid concern. A lot of couples decide against having children simply because the fear of passing on a condition is too great. Thankfully, science and health care have advanced enough that you don’t have to go into this new step blindly. Genetic counseling is a great way to...

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4 Signs Your Mole May Turn Into Cancer

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Moles on your skin are normal most of the time. But there are some situations when you should watch your moles and have them checked out by a dermatologist before they grow into cancer. Here are four situations where a mole can put you at risk of developing skin cancer, or melanoma, and what you can do to prevent it. You Were Born with a Mole The average person has 10 to 40 moles on their body by the time they are at the age of 30. Moles normally appear and grow during childhood, adolescence, and into your twenties. But, when a person is born...

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Microdermabrasion Vs. A Chemical Peel: Which Is Best For You?

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Are you considering getting an aesthetic procedure for your face? Most of us want to look younger, fresher, and more luminous at some point. If you’re considering a medical aesthetics procedure, two of the most widely used are microdermabrasion and chemical peels. They have both been around for a long time, and are proven to be effective at rejuvenating your skin and making it visibly and noticeably look smoother, younger, and just plain better, with nearly immediate results. The two procedures just work differently and have slightly...

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Natural Treatments For Migraines

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If you suffer from persistent migraines, it’s likely that you’ve tried a number of over-the-counter medications to alleviate your condition. However, the sad truth is that most of these medications are ineffective, acting to disguise the pain rather than treat it. You may be surprised to hear that there are actually some very effective natural treatments that aim to reduce your dependency on medication and restore your body to its natural healing state. What To Do When Migraines Attack If you’ve been suffering from migraines...

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Shunts And Stents: The Latest In Surgical Techniques For The Treatment Of Glaucoma

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Glaucoma afflicts more than three million Americans and has made an enormous health and financial impact upon the nation; annually, thousands lose their sight to glaucoma, and the economic cost in terms of medical care, lost wages and other negative impacts is in the billions of dollars. Fortunately, glaucoma is treatable with both medications and surgery, with the most recent promising treatment options coming in the operating room. Two relatively recent surgical options, shunt and stent implantation, offer glaucoma patients less...

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Comfort Tips For Your CPAP Machine

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If you have sleep apnea, then you stop breathing many times in the middle of the night while you are trying to sleep. This can cause major disruptions in your sleep cycle, and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is often utilized to keep oxygen flowing through the body. This type of therapy is administered with a CPAP machine that is used every night. Some people have difficulties feeling comfortable using the machines though. This can greatly reduce the effectiveness of the therapy, so follow the tips below to ensure...

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Managing Costochondritis: How To Reduce Chronic Pain

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Costochondritis: if you never heard about this condition until you were diagnosed with it, you’re not alone. Costochondritis, which can cause severe chest pain, is not necessarily a household word; however, it accounts for 13-36% of chest pain cases in adults. Also called chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome, and costosternal chondrodynia, episodes of this disorder may recur for the rest of your life. It’s important to know how to manage it so that you can live life to the fullest. Costochondritis: what it is Costochondritis is...

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4 Minimally Invasive Procedures Your Dermatologist Uses To Make You Look Younger

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Everyone wants younger, fresher looking skin, but nobody likes the idea of invasive surgery. Luckily, more and more minimally or non-invasive procedures are becoming available to help fight wrinkles and firm skin. Check out these four ways your dermatologist can help make you look younger without putting you under the knife. Reduce Wrinkles and Add Contour with Derma Fillers Derma fillers are a less expensive, minimally invasive alternative to a surgical facelift. Although the results aren’t as drastic or as long lasting as a surgical...

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