2015

Treating Your Femoroacetabular Impingement: What You Need To Know

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Hip pain can be incredibly frustrating. It can keep you from being able to sit comfortably, walk, go about your daily activities, or engage in any physical exercise. When you go to an orthopedist and find out that you have a femeroacetabular impingement, you may be more confused than ever. What this difficult to pronounce term means is that you have a bony overgrowth (bone spurs) in your hip socket or on the top of your femur (the head of your thigh bone or femoral head).…

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Dealing With Back Pain? Try These 4 Lifestyle Changes To Feel Better

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If you suffer from chronic back pain, life can seem unbearable at times. However, if you try to make the following lifestyle changes, you might find that you get some relief from your pain. Here are some of the things you can do. Lose Weight Losing weight may seem easier said than done, but dropping a few pounds will take some of the pressure off your back and spine, decreasing your pain.…

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Could The Lump On Your Wrist Be A Ganglion Cyst?

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If you are starting to notice a strange growth on the top of your wrist or hand, there is a chance that you might have a ganglion cyst. These cysts usually are not painful, but they can interfere with normal parts of life. If you have this problem, you may want to visit an orthopedic doctor, like those at Orthopaedic Associates Of Rochester, to find out what you can do about it.…

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Should You Get Screened For Colon Cancer In Your 30S Or 40S?

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Experts recommend that adults are screened regularly for colon cancer beginning at age 50. However, only 90% of new colon cancer occurs in adults ages 50 and older, which means 1 out of every 10 cases occurs in someone below the age of 50. Thus, it’s wise to consider being screened for colon cancer in your 30s or 40s—particularly if you have a family history of colon cancer or are experiencing symptoms that you think may be caused by this disease.…

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Buying Tips For Portable Ultrasound Machines

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Are you in the market for a portable ultrasound machine, but are not sure what buying considerations to make? Take the time learn them so that you can buy the kind of portable ultrasound machine which will match your requirements. With that thought in mind, here are the top buying tips for portable ultrasound machines: Purpose of the machine: First, you must identify what you will use the portable ultrasound machine for.…

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If You Want To Keep Your Feet Healthy, Be Careful Of How You Wear Flip Flops This Summer

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As the weather warms up, people everywhere are shedding their winter boots for something far more minimal: flip flops. These slip-on sandals make your feet feel free and breezy, but they can also lead to foot pain and other health issues due to their lack of support.  If you’re a fan of flip flips, you don’t have to give them up entirely, but do follow these rules to keep your feet safe this summer.…

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Ataxia, Alcohol Abuse, And Neurological Treatment: What Should You Know About Them

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Alcohol abuse changes your life in many ways, including the way your brain controls your body. One of the health problems caused by prolonged alcohol abuse is ataxia. Ataxia occurs when your brain loses control over the muscles and nerves of your body that coordinate movements. If your doctor diagnoses you with ataxia, he or she may use neurological treatment to help you get well. Here’s how alcohol causes ataxia, as well as what you should know about your neurological evaluation and treatment.…

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Get Your Start In The Healthcare Field: Exploring Entry Level Positions

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Are you interested in working in the healthcare field, but just can’t see yourself spending the next 7 years of your life seeking out a masters or doctorate degree? If so, you should know that there are many careers in this field that will allow you to get started with far less educational training. In fact, some of these careers will require nothing more than a few weeks of intense training in order to get you started.…

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Caring For An Elderly Parent With Alzheimer's Disease? Here Are 3 Ways To Cope

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When your elderly parent starts exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s disease, you may be concerned. If you have no medical training, it can be tough to know what to do or how to react to the changes that your parent is going through. Here are just a few tips that can help you care for your parent during this time: Help Them Avoid Falls As your parent gets older, they may be more likely to trip on things like throw rugs.…

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How To Care For Dry Winter Skin

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Dry skin is very common during the winter months. Many people complain that they feel like their skin is on fire and itches all winter. Some people even get a condition called psoriasis. This is where the skin becomes so dry that is can crack and/or bleed. This is why properly caring for your skin in the winter is so important. Here are a couple things that you need to know to protect your skin during the winter.…

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