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How to Know You Are in Need of Hearing Aids

While it may seem like it would be obvious when you lose your hearing and are in need of help from hearing aids, this isn't always the case. It is more common that the hearing loss occurs gradually so that you don't notice it until someone mentions it or that the hearing loss gets so bad it is hard to ignore. Here are some things to know about hearing loss and when it may be time to get a hearing test.

Baby, It's Cold Outside: 4 Tips To Help Keep The Kids Safe And Healthy

Old Man Winter is here. The temperatures have turned cold, the winds are blowing, and the snow is coming (if it hasn't already arrived). Before long, there will be snowballs to be made and thrown, hills to slide down, and snowmen to build. However, at the same time, these activities also mean that your kids will be spending a lot of time outdoors in the cold, chilly weather where they can get injured and sick.

Debunking The Biggest Misguided Assumptions About Home Healthcare

Whether you have a loved one who needs help with their personal healthcare or you personally need assistance, having access to home healthcare can be an incredible advantage. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about this area of medical care. Here is a quick look at a few of the biggest misguided assumptions people tend to have about home healthcare in general and the actual truth you should know.

Two Reasons To Follow-Up With An Orthopedic Specialist After You Have A Splint Done In The Emergency Room

When you think you've broken one of your bones, the first place you might go is the local emergency room to have it seen by a doctor. While the doctors in the ER can X-Ray the area to determine if the bone is indeed broken and provide initial assistance, their attempt to splint the bone may not be done properly. Here are a couple of reasons to follow-up with an orthopedic specialist and ensure that you can heal properly.

How To Talk To Your Siblings About Alcohol Addiction And Rehabilitation

If you have to go to rehabilitation and have younger siblings that don't really understand your erratic behavior or are sad to see you go, you might want to do something to explain to them what is going on. However, they might be too young to fully understand addiction and how a person gets better from addiction. Here are some ways that you can explain alcohol addiction and rehabilitation to your younger siblings so that they won't worry about you.

3 Tips For Dealing With Carpal Tunnel

When it comes to orthopedic issues, carpal tunnel is one of the main problems that people deal with on a regular basis. This is a type of chronic pain, swelling, and discomfort in the wrists that begins due to repeated motions, such as typing, writing, and other such tasks. If you suffer from carpal tunnel and want to improve upon it, an orthopedic professional can provide you with treatments or surgeries which will help you with this pain.

Reasons That Your Doctor May Use An Ultrasound When You Aren't Pregnant

When you think of ultrasound imaging, you like picture excited expectant parents learning their baby's gender or a pregnant woman checking on her fetus' health. However, ultrasounds are used for a variety of purposes beyond prenatal care. Learn more about ultrasounds and how they're used below. Why Ultrasounds? During an ultrasound, the equipment a high frequency radio wave that's too high for human ears to detect. When the wave bounces off of structure in the body, the transducer equipment converts the wave data into an image.

Questions About FSH

There are multiple hormones that govern the reproductive cycle. Some hormones, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), have a role in both the male and female body. Here are a questions and answers about FSH to help you better understand it: Where is it produced? The pituitary gland produces FSH. Thus, it is not directly produced by the reproductive organs. What is the role of FSH in women? For women, the hormone helps control egg production and consequently, the menstrual cycle.

Simple Ways To Manage Your Incontinence When In Public

Dealing with incontinence when you're at home typically isn't difficult, given that there's always a bathroom just a handful of steps away. While it's always a good idea to visit a health professional to seek treatments for this common condition, you should also take steps to make yourself more comfortable when you're out in public. Carrying sanitary pads and a change of underwear can help you feel better if you're prone to accidents, but there are a handful of other methods that you can use to hopefully reduce the risk of leakage.

Dry, Itchy Feet? It May Be Athlete's Foot

If you have been suffering from extremely dry skin on your heels and the soles of your feet, it may not be just a bad case of xerosis, the medical term podiatrists use for dry skin.  According to the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), nearly 70 percent of people will suffer from tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, at some point in life. Here's what you need to know.