Genetic testing, or personal genome sequencing, is a procedure that is fresh on the medical horizon. Often debated as to its ethical nature, the overwhelming benefits are becoming increasingly more socially accepted. Mentioned below are three primary types of genetic testing, four reasons to get these tests and a brief explanation of why genetic testing may help you. 3 Primary Tests Hereditary Cancer Tests Testing your genetic structure, or personal genome sequence, for inherent characteristics related to cancer is one of the most significant gene tests available today.
19 December 2015
You may love those expensive cups of morning joe, but unless you know how to order them to make them low-cal and low fat, those expensive drinks will only add to your waist. Added fat around your middle leads to diabetes and pulmonary issues, not to mention increased expenses in medical bills. Instead of going to a pricey, fattening coffee bar away from home, you can create your very own healthy coffee bar in your own kitchen, and here is how to do it.
4 December 2015
The secret is out. Many of the cereals made for children are loaded with processed sugar and other unhealthy ingredients that can wreak havoc on your children's oral health. But there is something you can do. You can opt to buy healthier options, or you can make your own cereal, which will help control what ingredients are used. The following is a peanut butter and chocolate cereal recipe that your kids may love, and it contains many oral-friendly ingredients.
18 November 2015
As your loved ones' age, it's helpful to take a more active role in their day-to-day care. However, the aid you offer should be in moderation. Not only is it more settling for the individual, but independence is also important for seniors. As a caregiver, learning the value of this quality can help highlight just how essential it is to be attentive without overdoing it. Sharper Mind In many ways, the brain works similar to a muscle in the fact that if you don't use it, you will lose it.
2 November 2015
When you find out you are going to have a baby, you likely do not think about the possibility that your child will be born deaf. As such, when your child's doctor sits down to talk to you after their hearing test and informs you that your child cannot hear, you likely have no idea what to do. However, if you take the time to better understand deafness, you will then have a better idea of what you should do to care for your new child and ensure that they have the happiest and healthiest life possible.
19 October 2015
There are many types of cancers that can affect your eyes, including conjunctival lymphoma. Conjunctival lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that affects your conjunctiva, the white part of your eye. Here are five things you need to know about this eye cancer. What are the signs of conjunctival lymphoma? The main symptom of conjunctival lymphoma is a salmon-colored patch on the surface of your eye. If the tumor gets large enough, it can displace your eye and make it hard for you to move the affected eye.
6 October 2015
If your parents are getting up there in age, then it might be prudent to make some changes to their home and living situation. Elderly parents, especially if they have health problems, would benefit from a variety of improvements. Some of these changes are minor electronic devices; others are structural changes to the home. Here is an overview of the different improvements you can make. Stair Lifts If your parents live in a multi-floor home, and if they have difficulty walking, then it might be time to get a stair lift.
16 September 2015
Pregnancy symptoms like swelling, nausea, and mood swings are common, whether you're pregnant with your first child or have baby #4 on the way. Your doctor can prescribe medications and offer suggestions to help you feel more comfortable during your pregnancy, but you may still have unpleasant prenatal symptoms after taking his or her advice. Before you call the pharmacy to request a refill on your anti-nausea meds or throw out every pair of shoes except your flip flops, consider scheduling a pregnancy massage.
1 September 2015
For many people, choosing a pair of eyeglasses isn't a simple task. After all, you'll want to choose a shape that flatters your face, a color that looks good on you, and a pair that matches your personality. Sometimes it isn't easy to find one pair of glasses that has all three of those attributes. However, if you take some time to learn what type of features you should be looking for, the process is a lot easier.
17 August 2015
Nummular dermatitis is a type of eczema that manifests as round or oval sores on the skin. Here are four things you need to know about this skin condition. What causes it? The exact cause of nummular dermatitis isn't known. Researchers don't think it has a genetic link since it doesn't run in families. Sometimes, an irritation to your skin can trigger nummular dermatitis. This irritation can be anything from a bug bite to winter dry skin.
4 August 2015