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Signs of Physical and Emotional Trauma (and How To Address Them)
We all know the toll traumatic, catastrophic events have on life. Trauma also comes in the form of recurring and persistent experiences. This includes living in areas with high crime, chronic illness, homelessness, bullying, neglect, abuse, and more. Because trauma has many forms and looks different in each person, it is hard to describe a specific presentation. Some people come...
Polarized Sunglasses - What Are the Real Benefits?
Do you feel that? It's heating up outside. You know what that means - summertime is almost here! Time to grill out, go to the pool, escape on vacation, and simply enjoy the great outdoors. No matter what you do this summer, I highly recommend you protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays. With this in mind,...
10 Basic First Aid Practices That Can Save Lives
Basic first aid is something everyone should know at least a little bit about. Whether you’re becoming a nurse, or just want to know enough to be helpful until professional help arrives, having an idea of how to handle emergency situations is extremely helpful. It can even help save a life if you know what you’re doing. This doesn’t...
Apple Cider Vinegar - Facts, Fiction, and the Food
In just about every pantry shelf, probably somewhere near the back, is a bottle of apple cider vinegar. This tart vinegary solution has been around for a very long time, and depending on who you ask, seems to be able to cure almost any ailment. In the media, it is hailed as able to lower blood sugar, prevent heart...
5 Essential Alzheimer’s Resources For Caregivers
Recent data from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that almost eleven million people in America are caregivers for family members who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. They estimate that this group of volunteers donates almost eighteen billion hours of health care every year. This amounts to nearly $220 billion in labor that goes unpaid and does not include the lost...
Everything You Need To Know About Ankle Sprains
An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries out there. But how many of you actually know what it is? In this article, I'll highlight everything you need to know about ankle sprains, including grading, diagnosing, treating, and rehabbing. What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one of your body's ligaments. Ligaments are rope-like...
Why Do I Have Cavities Every Time I Go To The Dentist
Visiting the dentist can be scary! Even worse, if you are someone who seems to have cavities found on every visit, it can be understandably frustrating to go in for your biannual dental cleaning. This is especially true if you have been diligent with your oral hygiene routine. Depending on several factors other than your oral hygiene, there may be...

Exactly How To Care For Your Braces

Exactly How To Care For Your Braces
When you have braces, it is critical to brush and floss your teeth regularly and visit your dentist for check-ups. This is the best way to ensure your orthodontic treatment delivers the healthiest smile possible. Proper dental care will take a little extra time and effort, but you’ll be rewarded with a great-looking smile once your braces come off....
4 Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Macular Degeneration
Do you have a friend or family member with macular degeneration? Did you recently find out you're at an increased risk for macular degeneration through at home genetic testing? Do you want to do everything in your power to reduce your risk for this disease? In this article, I'll discuss what macular degeneration is as well as review 4...
9 Non-Surgical Treatments For Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is a common condition in today’s population, made even more prevalent by the increasing amount of aging Baby Boomers and the obesity epidemic. In this article, I'll review what knee osteoarthritis is as well as provide you with non-surgical treatment options to consider. What is knee osteoarthritis? First, let's discuss some anatomy. The knee joint is made up of...