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
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
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
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
Experiencing extreme trauma or physical force can cause your tooth to extrude. When this occurs, your tooth is still attached to its socket. As a result, this can be painful to deal with. In order to remedy the situation, you will need to visit your dentist in order to get the tooth repositioned. A repositioning involves using a stint to place the tooth back into its original position. Once the tooth heals you will be able to eat and chew normally.
1 June 2016
Having an anal fissure can be a pain where you sit — literally. And, while visiting your doctor for an assessment and consuming a high-fiber diet can be helpful, the reality is that many people who are experiencing this common health condition will experience considerable pain while sitting and after long periods of sitting. While limiting the amount that you sit should be a priority, you want to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible when you are forced to sit for long periods of time.
1 June 2016
Calcium is not only important for developing strong bones in your child's body, but it also helps to construct strong teeth. If your child suffers from low calcium levels or hypocalcemia, then their enamel and the health of their teeth can end up suffering. Teeth that are left weakened by a lack of vitamins and minerals are left open to possible bacterial infections as well as tooth decay. Experiencing tooth decay at a young age can negatively impact the way that your child's permanent teeth grow in.
1 June 2016
If your child has asthma, then you want to get it under control as soon as possible. Common symptoms of asthma are coughing at night, wheezing when breathing out, trouble breathing and frequent chest colds. It also means having to make frequent trips to the emergency room and your child not being able to live a normal life. Read on to find out how to manage your child's condition with prescription inhalation aerosols.
17 May 2016
Hypermobility Syndrome, particularly in children, is often written off as simple growing pains, but it actually reflects a fundamental difference in physiology that can be both a blessing and a curse. If your child is unusually flexible, stands with a strange posture, and complains frequently about aches and pains, he or she may suffer from this condition. Thankfully, you can help manage your child's discomfort and encourage safe athletic development through regular physical therapy sessions.
13 May 2016
If you feel your teen has been prone to sports injuries, and you worry that the injuries are going to get more serious as time goes on, there are some important things you can do to try to prevent these injuries. You don't want to pay for medical bills and watch your child suffer, and preventing injuries can help your child's strength and agility. Here are a few of the things you will want to talk with their physician, and possibly a physical therapist about, to help minimize their sports injuries.
11 May 2016