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Returning To Sport After A Medial Collateral Ligament Tear

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

The knee is a complicated joint which relies on the support of a variety of ligaments. Due to the weight bearing responsibilities of the knee, these ligaments must be able to endure large amounts of force. When any one of these structures becomes compromised, the effects on leg function can be devastating. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is an example of a ligament that when torn, can cause severe knee dysfunction. Because medial collateral ligament tears are common amongst athletes, it is important that they understand the process...

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What You Need To Know About The Flu

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Recently, the flu has been much more intense than it has been in years past. Every year there is an intense outbreak of flu cases and children and adults alike are getting sicker. Sadly, there have even been cases where people with compromised immune systems have passed away because of the flu. For this reason, it is very important to protect your family from the flu and to know when to go to a doctor. Prevention First and foremost prevention should be key in every home. One of the best ways to protect your family from the flu is to get a flu...

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Dog Companionship For Retired Seniors: Physical And Mental Benefits And Why It’s Important

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

For seniors, moving to an independent retirement home can be a stressful event. Obviously, it can be hard to accept the loss of giving up a home with all its possessions and a lifetime of memories. More importantly, it can be difficult to relinquish a way of living you have been accustomed to for many years. The emotional affect can result in a loss of self-worth and poor physical health. Fortunately, when man’s best friend is part of the plan, the benefits can be life-changing. Here are important ways a dog provides physical and mental...

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Chiropractic Care As An Alternative For NSAID Pain Relief Use

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Whether it is a crick in your neck from sleeping wrong, a migraine headache that develops from tension in your shoulders, or an injury from repetitive stress on a limb or joint, these kinds of pain usually result in you reaching for a pain reliever. The problem with this response is that while it will dull the pain for a short while, it does nothing to address the underlying cause of the pain. Holistic and non-invasive therapy, such as chiropractic adjustments, can accomplish what NSAIDs cannot.  What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal...

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3 Solutions To Beat Stress For Business Professionals

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If you work a 9-5 job, and your work environment is stressful, chances are you need some way to relax. Thanks to these stress relievers, you will be able to relax more after work, making your life better overall. Acupuncture Needles One of the best ways to fight stress is to utilize acupuncture. This is where a professional puts small, whisker-like needles on your back. These needles will be left on your back for roughly 30 minutes, and they will help your body release neuro-transmitters. These transmitters help you reach a relaxed state...

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Choosing The Best Hearing Aids For Children

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Choosing hearing aids for children is a special challenge because children can’t always communicate their own needs. Parents have many choices of hearing aids for their children, so it’s important to do thorough research on the best features of these devices. Here are some things that you should keep an eye out for. Easy to Use Some hearing aids require complicated placement and adjustments. Children will have a hard time dealing with some of the more fragile in-the-canal devices. Be sure that your child is comfortable with using...

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How To Compare Features Of Different Hearing Aids

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

There are many different types of hearing aids, each with a very different set of features. The type of hearing aid that you choose will depend on the features that are most important to you. Here are some of the most common hearing aid features. Noise Cancellation When you have a hearing aid that fits around the outside of your ear, you may pick up more noise from the wind. Choose an in-the-ear hearing aid for better noise cancellation properties. Battery Power Battery power matters for a few reasons. Obviously, having longer lasting...

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Analog Vs Digital Hearing Aids: What You Ought To Know

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

So you need a hearing aid. With the market being flooded with options and more technical jargon than you can believe, how do you decide? Hearing aids come in two different flavors–analog and digital. Both have their unique pros and cons. So if you’re in the market for hearing aids and can’t decide which type to get, here’s what you ought to know about the difference between analog and digital aids. Analog The original type of hearing aid, analog aids work by making the sound wave bigger (and thus louder), which enables...

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Can Orthotics Correct Your Short Leg?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If you believe one of your legs is slightly longer than the other, it could actually be that you twist your pelvis when you walk. This incorrect step can create a whole slew of problems for you physically, aside from a subtle limp. Here are some ways that orthotics can help you correct your step. Serious Discomfort Caused By Leg Length Discrepancies: When you step incorrectly, it puts a strain on your entire body. The “longer leg” has to overcompensate for the “shorter leg” with every step you take, and the results...

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Moms Need A Break During The Summer Too!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Summer is the time for the kids to unwind from school and the drudgery of a daily schedule. It is also the time for moms to wind up. The normal schedule is out the door and moms are now responsible for entertaining the children. After dealing with demanding children all day, it is important to take time to breathe and unwind. By recharging your battery, you will have the stamina to deal with the demands of being a parent. The most important thing is to follow your interests. Following are several ideas that can help motivate you to take a...

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