8 June 2015
The brain and spinal cord are covered by a group of membranes called the meninges. The meninges keep the delicate tissues of the brain and spinal cord safe, but if the meninges becomes inflamed, they can damage the tissues they're supposed to protect. This inflammation is called meningitis, and it can be life threatening. Fortunately, a vaccine is now available for this serious disease. Here's what parents need to know about it.
5 June 2015
Dealing with hearing loss can be frustrating, and it is not uncommon for people to be in denial about having hearing problems. Ignoring hearing loss is not a good idea- the sooner you consult a doctor, the sooner you can get treatment. There is no reason to go through life with difficulty hearing- there are a wide variety of hearing aids available for purchase that can restore your hearing and alleviate the issues associated with hearing loss.
24 May 2015
When you're enlisting what can essentially be a group of strangers with helping you with some of the most sensitive personal care tasks -- home healthcare workers -- you likely feel it's important to engage individuals who are friendly, professional, and a good fit with your personality. If you're reserved and enjoy your privacy, you may not like an extroverted joke-teller helping care for you on a daily basis in your home; while if you crave company, you may welcome a chatty nurse who regales you with stories about oddball family members.
6 May 2015
If you have taken up golf as a hobby, you might not be expecting any injuries. After all, golf is not a high-impact sport like football and some others. However, about 65% of amateur golfers end up with some injuries. Shoulder injuries are common, and you might have started to feel some discomfort in your shoulders. Luckily, there are some things you can do to protect your shoulders. Here are some tips to avoid shoulder injuries while you're playing golf:
21 April 2015
There's different causes for bad breath, and you might assume that the odor stems from your tongue. But, it's very common for foul breath to emanate from your teeth. There's three different ways that your teeth can generate foul odor—one can be treated on your own, but two must be treated by a dentist. Here are the three ways that your teeth might be causing you discomfort and embarrassment: