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Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Uncategorized |

When you are a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your children safe and secure. However, sometimes your child develops an issue or problem that you did not see coming. For example, if your child has developed an inexplicable fear of leaving the house or of being separated from you or other members of your household, they may have developed a mental health condition known as separation anxiety. While you may not think much of it, untreated separation anxiety can have lasting effects on your child. Get to know some of the ways...

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Does Your Preschooler Have Vision Problems? How Can You Make Glasses Fun?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Although clumsiness and contrariness often come part and parcel with the toddler and preschool years, if your child seems to lack the hand-eye coordination demonstrated by other children in his or her peer group, or if you notice him or her avoiding activities that require close vision (like coloring or reading), you may want to visit an optometrist. While most vision problems worsen (or develop) with age, it’s estimated that up to 10 percent of children between ages 2 and 5 are nearsighted, farsighted, or dealing with astigmatism. If...

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Four Ways To Treat COPD

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can vary from mild to severe, so the available treatment methods also vary. This disease, also called COPD, is a type of lung disease that can affect your ability to breathe on your own. Here are some different treatment options to consider. Avoid Lung Irritants The first thing you need to do is avoid all sources of lung irritants, as it makes it harder to breathe and can gradually make this progressive disease worse. This of course begins with quitting smoking. While not everyone with COPD smokes...

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Chronic Pain? Helpful Strategies to Ease the Discomfort

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Living with chronic pain is a problem that exists for a growing segment of the population. Caused by a wide range of physical injuries, illnesses and conditions, many types of chronic pain can have a negative influence on the pain sufferer’s life, including their career and relationships with family and friends. If you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain, the following tips may help eliminate some of the discomfort and provide a bit of welcome relief. Consider Dietary Influences Some common foods are now thought to contribute...

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3 Migraine Pain Treatments That Don’t Come In A Bottle

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’ve been experiencing migraine or severe headaches and you’re trying to reduce the symptoms without taking medication, there are a few solutions you’ll want to try or consider. Prescription medications for migraines can be costly, and some have unwanted side effects like dizziness or drowsiness that you don’t have time for. Instead of trying over the counter medications off and on, try to find out what causes and triggers your migraines, and fix your diet, habits and more to get relief. Here are some natural...

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Senior Care: Weighing Your Options

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you have an elderly loved one, then you might be concerned about their well-being. After all, the elderly face a wide variety of health risks that the rest of the population doesn’t even have to consider. To ensure their safety, you might be interested in enrolling your loved one in a senior care program. Here is a comparison of two of your options: in-home care and assisted living. What is in-home care? The gist of in-home care is that your loved one will be able to stay at home while also receiving the aid of a professional health...

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Determining The Best Mouthwash For Your Dental Needs

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized |

You may be surprised to learn that not all mouthwashes are ideal for all situations. Simply going in the store to select a mouthwash could result in you choosing one that does not correctly address your issue. You could be one of many people who need more in a mouthwash than fresh smelling breath. An easy way to differentiate between mouthwashes is to classify them into three main categories, and then you can take minute details such as ingredients into consideration.  Fresheners These types of mouthwashes are ideal for people who do not...

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Three Precautions For Keeping Your Contact Lens Clean And Sterile

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized |

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, approximately one in 500 of those who wear contact lenses develop serious infections every year. This isn’t surprising given that about 40% to 90% of those who wear contact lenses do not take care of them properly. Contamination is one of the biggest threats with contact lenses. Even if you are fitted by the best optometrist and get the best lenses, they will still irritate your eyes if you don’t keep them clean. Here are a few precautions as far as contact lens...

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When Tip Toes Are a No-No: Toe Walking and Achilles Tendon Surgery

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized |

For children on the Autism spectrum, one common issue is toe walking. This term refers to actively walking on toes while keeping the heel of the foot off the floor. Walking this way can actually lead to serious problems with the development and growth of the Achilles tendon, which is the one that stretches from your calf muscle down to the back of your heel. Because of the position of this tendon, if it is short or underdeveloped, it can make walking difficult. Here’s a look at what you need to know about the surgery and physical...

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Tips For Visiting The Dentist With Dental Anxiety

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a fear of going to the dentist, you are not alone. Many people don’t just have a natural distaste for seeing the dentist, but a real fear that leads to anxiety and panic attacks. If this sounds like you, the following tips will help you get proper dental care without the extreme fear. Make Specific Requests You know what worries you most during your dentist appointments, so use that to your advantage. If you are someone that likes to be told about everything happening during a dental procedure, let your dentist know that....

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3 Running Injuries That Require Physical Therapy

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Athletes are known for their desire to compete, even when their bodies might be battling an injury. If you are one of the many people who enjoy running competitively in marathon races, it is important to recognize when your body needs medical attention in order to stay in top form. Here are three running injuries that require the help of a skilled physical therapist in order to heal properly. 1. Piriformis Syndrome If you begin to notice pain radiating down the back of your legs while running, you could be suffering from piriformis syndrome....

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