• A Lupus Patient's Guide To Understanding Macular Degeneration

    29 October 2014

    After years of battling lupus, a diagnosis of macular degeneration can be particularly devastating. So what exactly is macular degeneration? Is it related to lupus? What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is a common, yet serious eye disorder. In your eye, there are the visible parts—the iris, the pupil, and the lens. Behind the scenes, you have your retina. The center of your retina is called the macula. The macula helps you discern details—without it, your vision would be obscured and blurry.

  • The Benefits Of Senior Community Living

    23 October 2014

    When you're ready to look for different living accommodations, consider senior apartments. You'll have your own personal space to do with as you wish, as well as the ability to tap into a number of benefits you won't find when living in a traditional apartment building. Age is no barrier to enjoying the rest of your life with these benefits available to you. Healthier Meal Options In a traditional apartment, you might be too tired at the end of the day to fix yourself a healthy meal.

  • Three Tips To Quit Smoking Before Your Dental Implant Surgery

    22 October 2014

    It's no secret: smoking causes long-term health damage, including an elevated riskfor lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and COPD. It can also have a profound effect on your mouth. Smokers have an increased risk of gum disease, which can cause you to lose your teeth. While dental implantscan restore your smile, the procedure may fail in up to 15% of smokers, versus just over 1% of non-smokers. If you're planning to quit smoking before your dental implant surgery, here are some tips that can help.

  • Adverse Reactions From Beta Blockers That May Harm Your Health

    21 October 2014

    If you have high blood pressure, a cardiac arrhythmia or experience chest pain, your doctor may have prescribed beta blocker medications such as propranolol, metoprolol or nadolol. While these drugs help manage hypertension, alleviate episodes of angina and regulate your heart beat, they can lead to unpleasant side effects that have the potential of harming your health. Here are three significant side effects that may occur if you take beta blockers.

  • Reducing Inflammation: Why Vitamin D Is Important For Men's Health

    21 October 2014

    After surgery, your orthopedic surgeon might ask you to get more vitamin D. Vitamin D's job is to help bones pull in more calcium, which can help with healing and overall bone structure after orthopedic procedures through a clinic like Surgery Center of Kenai​. But vitamin D goes a step further and also helps improve inflammation in your body, which is important for recovery and overall health. You can certainly take a vitamin D supplement, although if you consume lots of vitamin D-rich foods, you might not have to.