Inflammatory Arthritis: Enjoying Life after the Diagnosis

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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Just Grow Up! When Kids Outgrow Food Allergies

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If you have a child with food allergies, you probably have a lot of questions, like whether your child will outgrow the allergy. The answer, it seems, depends on the child and the nature of his allergy. While some food allergies do lessen or disappear with age, others continue for a lifetime. Allergy doctors aren’t entirely sure why one child outgrows a food allergy and another does not, but there are some theories. Here’s what you need to know about childhood food allergies: What causes a food allergy? Food allergies occur when...

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5 Things Your Obstetrician Wants You To Know For A Healthy Pregnancy

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Whether you are currently expecting or just trying to get pregnant, your OB/GYN is going to be an important part of your life. You’ll likely receive lots of advice from many different people on how to have a healthy pregnancy, but none you’ll receive is more important than that from your obstetrician. Here are five things your obstetrician wants you to know for a healthy pregnancy. The best pregnancy care begins before you are pregnant Although many women have healthy, successful, unplanned pregnancies, it’s much better...

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3 Things To Know About Breastfeeding Your First Child

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One of the issues your midwife from a site like will discuss with you during your first pregnancy is your options with feeding the baby. You can feed the baby formula, or you can breastfeed. Breastfeeding can be a tricky task for many women, but it is also a great way to feed a child. If you decide to breastfeed, here are three things you need to know. Things You Must Buy An advantage of breastfeeding is that you can feed your baby at any time. You will not need bottles, baby water, or formula, but there are several...

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2 Valuable Services To Look For At An Assisted Living Facility

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There may soon come a day when your parent can no longer live at home alone, and you may be responsible for finding the right place for him or her to move to. If you decide to move your parent from home into an assisted living center, you should know every assisted living center is very different. Because your parent has unique needs, you may need to visit several centers in order to find the best one for him or her. As you look for one, here are two features you may want to find in the center you choose. Transportation Services If you are...

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How You Can Treat Your Children’s Sleep Disorders

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Sleeping is one of the most important things to do in a given day. It enables the body to reload after a long day of intense activity. Sleeping is even more essential with children since their metabolism is still developing. That’s why doctors recommend they sleep for at least 9 hours every day. A 9-hour sleep prevents them from contracting sleep disorders, which are very common with children. This article discusses how you can address the sleep problems that your kids currently have. Common misconceptions about parenting New parents...

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How Is A Duodenal Switch And How Effective Is It In The Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes?

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If you have Type 2 diabetes, you understand the fear that comes with it. Complications from diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blindness and amputation. People with diabetes are at risk for other chronic illnesses, as well, such as heart disease. They top the list for degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, too, according to Mayo Clinic. Managing diabetes is time-consuming, costly and, often, fails. The duodenal switch procedure is a cutting-edge treatment option for those with type 2 diabetes. A study published in The...

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