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4 Reasons You Need A Primary Care Physician Even When You're Young And Healthy

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Too often, many young and healthy people assume that having a primary care physician is a waste of time. This means that they won't take the time to find a care physician to help them with their health needs. The problem with this is that having a primary care physician is extremely important. Here are four main reasons why you need one: Get a Proper Diagnosis: When you have a primary care physician you visit regularly, if you ever fall ill for some reason, you are more likely to receive a proper diagnosis.

21 December 2016

Gynecology Exams Are Still Important After Menopause: Taking Care Of Your Health In Your 50s And Beyond

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If you are a woman who is going through menopause, it's important to stay up to date with your preventative medical care. While you are no longer in your child bearing years, this doesn't mean you can start skipping your yearly gynecological exam. In fact, as you get older, your chances of getting cancer will increase. Pelvic exams are one of the most important early detection tools when it comes to cervical and other cancers related to the female reproductive system.

18 November 2016

3 Reasons To Get Braces As An Adult

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Just because you are an adult, doesn't mean that you are too old to get braces. In fact, there are so many important aesthetic and health reasons why you should consider getting them. It is becoming more and more common for adults to get braces, and orthodontists have done several things to help adults feel comfortable with getting braces. This article will discuss 3 excellent reasons why you should get braces as an adult.

18 November 2016

Reasons Why Your Optometrist Might Use RK Instead Of LASIK

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LASIK, or laser-assisted vision correction surgery, is a very common procedure now. If you have been considering it, it is best to see your optometrist first. You may be surprised to learn that not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, and you may be one of these people. Instead, your optometrist may decide that RK, or radial keratotomy, is the more ideal surgical procedure for you. Here are some reasons why your optometrist might use RK (a somewhat outdated procedure) instead of LASIK for your eyes.

14 November 2016

Why Sleeping on the Sofa Is a Bad Idea

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Often, you do not intend to sleep on the sofa. You may lie down to watch TV, promising yourself that you will get up in a minute, brush your teeth, and head off to bed. Before you know it, you wake up freezing and cramped on the sofa at 5am with a nasty taste in your mouth and an irate spouse in the other room. Whenever possible, you should avoid these sofa-sleeping episodes.

28 October 2016

Knees Hurt All The Time? It Could Be Due To Arthritis

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Knee pain can be hard to deal with, especially if your knees hurt much of the time. Unless you have had an injury to your knees, your pain can be caused by many things. One of these things is arthritis. Below is some information about this so you can get the help that you need to become pain free or at least reduce much of your pain. Arthritis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects approximately 14% of adults that are 25 years and older.

12 September 2016

Food Allergy And Food Intolerance: Are They Different Or The Same?

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If you experience digestive problems after eating tofu or cheese, you may wonder if it's an allergy or food intolerance. While food allergies and intolerance can seem like the same things, they are actually very different in how they affect your body. A food allergy can trigger a bad reaction with your immune system, while food intolerance doesn't. Here's the difference between a food allergy and intolerance and what you can do to find out if you have one or the other.

12 September 2016

Important Reasons To Encourage Your Elderly Relative To Get A Medicare Supplement Plan

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Do you take care of an elderly relative? Are you worried about increased medical costs for him or her in the future? Fortunately, if your relative is on Medicare, there is a way to make sure that more things are covered. A Medicare supplement plan may be exactly what you and your relative are looking for. Here are some of the reasons why you should encourage them to get one:

12 September 2016

Immune System Deficiency And Eye Disease

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Your immune system fights off infections so effectively that you have no idea that you were on the verge of becoming ill. When this protective barrier fails, your body is susceptible to a number of potential infectious organisms. Even your eyes become vulnerable to damage without the immune system to protect them. Here is one way that your eyes can be affected if your immune system is not working optimally.

9 August 2016

School Is Just About To Start: 3 Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy This Year

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Summer is almost over. That means it's almost time for your kids to head back to school. The last thing you want is for them to miss valuable instructional time during cold and flu season. You don't have to keep your kids in a bubble to protect them from getting sick this school year. Here are three simple steps you can take to help keep your kids healthy this year.

29 July 2016