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Help! I've Selected The Wrong Medicare Supplement Plan

All Medicare supplement plans are not created equal. Consequently, it's quite easy to select a plan that isn't suited to meet your needs without the right advice. Since these plans generally come with a set open enrollment period, having the wrong plan can leave a person in a state of panic. Don't fret. While you may have to wait until the next open enrollment period before you can change your plan, there might be a way around any struggles you're facing.

Getting Relief For Chronic Pain When You Have A Chemical Dependency Disorder

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition for anyone—however, chronic pain in someone that has a chemical dependency disorder presents unique challenges for both the physician and the patient. Physicians are understandably concerned about patients relapsing into destructive cycles of substance abuse. Patients, for their part, may be afraid both of relapsing and of being unable to get adequate pain relief.  If you're a patient with chronic pain and a substance abuse disorder, this is what you should know about how those challenges can be met.

4 Tips For Handling Depression

If you are dealing with depression, you know how difficult it can be to come out of it. When this happens, having the motivation to do anything can be challenging and it can pull you away from your relationships with friends and family. In order to deal with this in a healthier way, consider these four tips: Exercise:  When you are feeling depressed, you can simply get outside and walk or stay at home and do yoga or another workout routine.

Taking Care Of The 600Lb Homebound Patient: What In-Home Health Care Can Do

If you have been the primary caretaker of a friend or family member for someone who is over five or six hundred pounds, you may be wondering if you should continue this labor of love. There are many scenarios and situations where it may not always be appropriate for you to provide care to this individual, and/or medical situations for which you do not have the skills to provide care. It may be time to consider in-home health care for this six-hundred pound homebound patient, and here is what in-home care can do that you probably cannot.

Pediatricians Now Advised Not To Use Nasal Spray For Flu Vaccination

Children who are uncomfortable with needles have previously had the option of getting an intranasal spray to vaccinate against influenza. But the live attenuated influenza virus, or LAIV, in the nasal spray may not be very effective against the flu, so this year, most medical professionals are no longer recommending it. Why Flumist is No Longer Recommended Known by the brand name Flumist, the LAIV is administered by squeezing it up the nasal passage rather than giving an injection.

Treating And Preventing Hammertoe Through Surgical And Non-Surgical Methods

If you wear constrictive shoes every day for work or fashion, your feet may eventually suffer from more than just the standard aches and pains. Hammertoe is a relatively common condition that occurs when pinched toes are wedged into a bent position, thrusting the middle joint upwards and causing it to chafe against any shoes you wear. When caught early, hammertoe can be corrected without much trouble, but once the bones and tendons become locked into place, you may need orthopedic surgery to be realigned to their intended position.

Is Mohs Surgery The Right Option For You?

If you have skin cancer, then you may be concerned about treatment and a cure. Fortunately there are a variety of treatment options available that are successful. One of these treatments is Mohs surgery, named after the doctor who was first to develop this type of microscopic surgery. This procedure may be a better choice for those who have high-risk skin cancer in difficult to treat areas of the body. Here's more about this procedure to help you make a better decision about whether you should talk to your doctor about having it done.

Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: The Present And The Future

Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia that affects millions of people every year. It can be a devastating diagnosis for not only the people who have the condition but also for their friends and family. As such, if you are looking for a way to prevent Alzheimer's disease in yourself and in those you love, there are certain steps that you can take during your younger years to do just that.

Veneers Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Best For Your Situation?

If you have slightly crooked teeth, you have a lot of options. Those with minor imperfections in their bite usually don't have to invest in actual braces. Instead, they can usually either get veneers or Invisalign. Both of these treatments are designed to fix minor issues with alignment, but they operate in very different ways. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Veneers Veneers are like a coating for your teeth. They can correct size, shape, color, and alignment.

Faqs About Menopause And Sexual Problems

Changes to a woman's sex life during and after menopause are not uncommon. For some women, those changes are temporary. Other women might have longer lasting problems that can impact their sex lives for years to come. If you are going through menopause, it is important to understand the possible changes you can experience and what you can do to treat them. What Are Common Menopause-Related Sex Problems? During and after menopause, it is possible to experience a decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness.