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COPD Is Not Just A Smoker's Disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease commonly referred to as the smoker's disease. However, there are instances where a person can be diagnosed with COPD even though he/she has not smoked a cigarette a day in his/her life. Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of people with COPD did smoke at some point in time in their life. However, that leaves 10 to 20 percent of COPD patients who didn't.

2 September 2016

5 Mistakes To Avoid With Contact Lenses

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There are several benefits to choosing contact lenses instead of glasses. They not only make you feel more confident about your appearance, but they also offer convenience and can be worn while playing sports. However, if you do not wear your contacts properly, it can lead to infections and other issues. Handle your contacts with care and follow your eye doctor's instructions to avoid any problems. Here are five common mistakes to avoid with contact lenses.

29 August 2016

4 Great Reasons You Should Visit The Dermatologist

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When it comes to health and medical issues, many people ignore the benefits of reaching out to a professional dermatologist. Visiting a dermatologist will allow you to enjoy a number of advantages that will leave your skin feeling healthy and vibrant. To learn more about why visiting the dermatologist can be one of the best decisions you make, start with these four benefits.  The Dermatologist Can Provide Skin Screenings For Cancer

19 August 2016

Why Hearing Loss May Be A Lifestyle Disease

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The common causes of hearing loss include mechanical damage to the ear, ear infections, and buildup of earwax. However, hearing loss can also be a lifestyle disease. For example, here are three aspects of your life that can lead to hearing impairment: Smoking Cigarette smoking, whether passively or actively, can lead to hearing loss. The effect occurs in several ways, for example: Smoking damages different cells in your body, including those in your ear, which reduces their ability to process sound.

25 July 2016

Common Questions About Facelifts

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People are always wanting to look younger.  One way to achieve this goal is through a facelift.  There is no specific type of person who is a good candidate.  It varies based on age, body type and size. Here are some things to consider before getting a facelift. How long is the surgery and recovery time? Like all surgeries the answer to this question can vary.  Typically swelling will occur for the first 10–14 days after surgery.

6 July 2016

3 Tips For Storing Catheters

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If you or someone you care for has to use a catheter, you might be concerned about the proper storage of these urological supplies. Luckily, following a few rules of thumb can help you store them properly. 1. Keep in Their Original Packaging Until Needed First of all, you should know that it is typically best to store your catheters in their original packaging. They are typically packaged in sterile packaging, so minimizing contact can help keep them clean and safe to use.

1 July 2016

Using Good Warm Up Techniques To Prevent These Two Painful Foot Problems

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Whether you're on your way out to walk a nature trail or start a marathon, having an effective warm-up routine for your feet is important. If you don't prepare your feet properly, you may find yourself stopped on the trail or kept out of the race by a couple of painful foot conditions. Plantar fasciitis and Achilles' tendonitis can be so painful that they keep you from putting any weight on your feet.

27 June 2016

Signs Your Teen Daughter Might Have Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a common condition that affects women of all ages, and it can be extremely painful for many women. If your teen daughter has excruciating pain during or around her menstrual cycles, she might have this condition. Here are three things to know about endometriosis so you can determine if this is what your daughter might have. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when extra tissue develops on the outside of the uterus.

20 June 2016

Losing Weight? 3 Ways To Minimize Or Get Rid Of Loose Skin

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If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, chances are that you're going to have some saggy skin after you reach your goal weight. The reason is quite simple. Your skin is made up of collagen, an elastic substance that makes your skin feel firm and tight. Once it gets stretched out, this elastic component will bounce back some but can never go back to the way it was before.

9 June 2016

Self-Care Tips To Remember As You Wait For Stem Cell Shoulder Treatment

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When you're seeking treatment options for a severe shoulder injury, stem cell therapy is a viable choice. In this type of treatment, a medical professional will extract stem cells from specific areas of your body and inject them into your shoulder; the introduction of these cells can speed up the healing process and actually help you avoid shoulder surgery. You'll need to make some appointments with your healthcare provider to determine if your specific shoulder injury makes you an ideal candidate for this form of therapy.

25 May 2016