Make These Efforts To Talk To Someone Who Is Clearly Struggling To Hear...

Aug 24, 2016 by

When you have a family member who is showing signs of hearing loss, it’s not necessarily your job to suggest that he or she should get hearing aids. However, you can make the person’s life easier by changing how you approach conversing with him or her. When someone is struggling to hear, crowded rooms and even one-on-one conversations can be a nightmare, and the person can feel highly embarrassed because of having to repeatedly ask others for clarification. If you can tell someone is having trouble hearing, here are some efforts that you can take to improve the situation. Suggest A Change In Venue If you’re in a crowded area, whether it’s a home or a public space such as a restaurant, the person with hearing difficulties may have an extremely tough time hearing...

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Time for a New Managed-Care Contract? 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid...

Aug 8, 2016 by

If you’re a physician, you probably think you have all the information you need to negotiate a favorable managed-care contract. Unfortunately, that might not necessarily be true. In fact, you might be losing money on your contract. Before you sign on the dotted line for your next managed-care contract, make sure you’re getting the best possible deal for your money. Here are three mistakes that seriously undermine your bottom line when it comes to managed-care contracts. Provisions That Allow the Payer to Arbitrarily Adjust Payments Before you sign a contract for managed care, you need to understand the way that payment adjustments are made. Some contracts allow automatic payment adjustments once the claim is submitted. If that happens, you may end up being paid a lower fee for services that you’ve already provided. To...

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Simple Things To Do Before Your Massage To Avoid Embarrassment...

Jul 27, 2016 by

Regardless of your specific reason for scheduling a massage, relaxation is likely one of your desired outcomes. While your massage therapist’s techniques, the use of essential oils and the dulcet tones playing in the background of the treatment room can contribute to your inner relaxation, you’ll feel anything but relaxed if you feel embarrassed during your massage. There are many potential causes of embarrassment and, while your therapist has likely encountered all these scenarios and won’t bat an eye, you may feel uncomfortable. To lessen your risk of something occurring that makes you feel embarrassed, here are some simple pre-massage things to tend to. Wash Your Body It might seem like common sense to wash before you arrive for your massage, but there’s more to making sure you’re clean than just rinsing in the...

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Does Your Loved One Need Help? 3 Things You Should Know About Substance Abuse...

Jul 12, 2016 by

Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the abuser. It affects the entire family. In fact, substance abuse affects everyone that is in the abuser’s circle, including friends and co-workers. If you have someone in your life who’s abusing drugs or alcohol, you want to help them. If you’ve tried everything to help your loved one, don’t give up. Here are three things you need to know about substance abuse and how it affects your loved one. A Different Reality If you have a loved one who is suffering from substance abuse, they’re going to need your help to overcome the addiction. Unfortunately, they might not want your help. In fact, they might not even think they need your help. Substance abuse often creates a false reality for the addict. In this false reality, the addict...

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Visiting Your Children In Drug Rehab Centers For Prescription Drug Addictions: 3 Things You Can Bring To Show Your Support...

Jun 29, 2016 by

Prescription drugs can be just as addictive as street drugs, like meth or heroin. They are also much easier to access, with the latest studies showing that over 52 million Americans over the age of 12 having used prescription drugs non-medically sometime in their life. Many teenagers and young adults are getting prescription drugs for free from their family members and friends. If you have recently discovered that your child is addicted to prescription drugs, it’s best to send them to a professional drug rehab center. It’ll increase their chances of overcoming their addiction and getting sober. Once a counselor at the center has given your child visitation rights, it’s only natural to visit them to show support. Here are 3 things you can bring them. Letters Detailing How Proud You Are of Them...

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Three Exercises To Help Alleviate The Pain And Stiffness Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...

Jun 15, 2016 by

Carpal tunnel syndrome can get in the way of your enjoyment of everyday life and prevent you from partaking in activities you used to love. Luckily, there are some exercises you can do to gain relief from the pain and stiffness. Perform these exercises daily, and you should notice that your symptoms become less severe over time. Fanning the Fingers This exercise helps stretch out all of the muscles in the back of your hand and wrist, which reduces pressure on your nerves. It may be painful for the first few repetitions, but then your wrist should loosen up, making the exercise more comfortable. Start with your hand in a fist. Then, slowly uncurl your wrist, stretching your fingers out and separating them so that you’re “fanning them out.” Hold your fingers in this...

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