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With your busy schedule, it can be difficult to find time to take that senior loved one in your life to their health care appointments, or check up on them frequently. And for them, leaving the house regularly for health care appointments can be a source of stress and even embarrassment. Not to mention the fact that, while they wait at home, it can get lonesome. A better alternative for everyone is to look into home health care. Not only does it allow the senior loved one in your life to “age in place”, but it provides them with some…

Dealing with drugs can be a painful experience for the person who is experiencing the problem as well as for the family and loved ones who may feel helpless. If someone who is close to you is currently experiencing a drug problem, the best thing you can do is to give your full support and to show that you genuinely care and that you would want him or her to heal soon. Dependence on a Substance People can be addicted to nicotine, alcohol, prescription drugs and more and have the tendency to use it in few ways aside from what…

Getting your kids involved in sports is an important endeavor. Sports teaches kids how to get along with others, how to make new friends, overcome challenges, and how to compete in a structured environment. Sport also get kids physically active which keeps them physically happy & healthy. Sport helps them build up strong hearts, lungs, and muscles while giving them a consistent reason to push themselves. As your kids grow older they will appreciate the many benefits they gained from participating in sports. Sports can also be dangerous sometimes so you must be careful. Kids may get injured while playing…

If you are affected by chronic pain in your life, then you know the challenges it creates. Pain gets in the way of every good time, always flaring up when you least want it. It comes in like a hammer on a birthday cake ruining things when you should be enjoying them. The pain itself isn’t the only problem. Knowing pain can strike at any moment is equally debilitating. Just knowing that no matter what you’re doing or how much you are enjoying yourself, pain can strike at any second. This can cause fear and frustration keeping you from doing…

Sweating, whether you love it or hate it, your body is going to do it. The truth is, it’s good for you to an extent. Sweating not only removes the toxins from your body, it also clears your skin, helps you lose weight, and is very beneficial for your heart. So as gross as it may sound, you should be sweating more this year, and we created a list of fun ways you can do it. Hiking You do not have to be at the gym to break a sweat! More and more people are now figuring that out by…

John Kang WebMD is a highly experienced general surgeon, a specialized surgical oncologist and even a successful businessman. His work was always ethical and the focus was always put on finding ways to help those that need it the most. That is why we should highlight what he says about how to choose the best possible general surgeon. The following are the best tips from John Kang MD. The Primary Care Provider Whenever you want to find the best possible surgeon, your first recommendations will come from the primary care provider. Whenever someone is recommended, the important thing to do…

I have been living in the US for just over 2 years now and I am often asked what meals are considered quintessentially British. I must be honest this is a question which I often struggle to answer because the UK is in fact a smorgasbord of world culture with a huge array of international food dominating the landscape. With this being said, my chef buddy Mike Volitich and I have spoken at length about traditional British food, and these are the dishes which you have to try if visiting the UK or if you are cooking up some British…

Efficient communication between a doctor and a patient plays a major role in ensuring quick and efficient diagnosis and even treatment. Both doctors and patients need to polish up on their communication skills to make the consultation process very effective. Clear communication in a small medical practice is very essential for ensuring patients’ quality of care. The following is a break-down of main methods doctors can put into use when talking to their patients about their problems. 1. Active listening This is among the most important tool for doctors to ensure there is effective communication. It promotes understanding on what…

As you’ve gotten older, you’ve noticed your body undergo numerous changes — most of them not so good. But perhaps the most annoying development you’ve experienced is the formation of cellulite — those annoying dimples and lumps in your skin. The good news? You don’t have to live with cellulite forever. Cellulite reduction is possible through companies such as Sono Bello, which highlight their cosmetic procedures on such social medial platforms as Instagram. Cellulite goes by many names, including the mattress phenomenon, hail damage, cottage-cheese skin, and even orange-peel skin. No matter what you call it, it’s a phenomenon that…

If you’re trying to get pregnant, then anything that can give you an insight into when you’re ovulating, or better yet, can predict when you’re going to ovulate, is worth a look. An accurate prediction of the days in each cycle when you’re fertile let you know you’re trying to get pregnant at the time when it’s most likely to succeed. One of the most common ways to check if you’re ovulating are OPKs. That’s an abbreviation of ‘Ovulation Predictor Kits’, they’re available from chemists and supermarkets, and work like pregnancy tests. They test your urine for a particular hormone…