Symptoms That Should Alert You to the Dire Need for an Eye Exam

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When it comes to your overall well-being, not many people pay keen attention to their eyes. Irrespective of whether they are bespectacled or not, most individuals will only be concerned about their eyes if they experience dramatic changes to their vision. However, changes in your eyesight do not occur overnight. Most disorders tend to manifest over time, and if you ignore the early signs, you could end up dealing with serious health problems down the road such as glaucoma, cataracts and so on.

25 March 2019

A Guide on Thyroid Cancer

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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the human neck. Thyroid cancer develops when the thyroid cells mutate and multiply to form a tumour. Below are a few essential facts about thyroid cancer.  Causes of thyroid cancer Thyroid cancer is caused by changes in a person's DNA that stimulate the thyroid cells to become cancerous. Some people develop the disease as a result of hereditary factors. Other risk factors that may expose a person to the disease include exposure to radiation and iodine deficiency.

29 January 2019

Hearing Aids: An Option for Everyone

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Hearing is an essential part of one's health. Without being able to hear properly, one would not be able to enjoy life to the fullest. Even a simple conversation cannot take place without hearing. This is why hearing aids were introduced — to help those with hearing problems hear better and improve their quality of life. With technological advances, hearing aids have also improved. There are now hearing aids suited to all needs, including those of young children and babies.

27 December 2018

Two reasons to visit a podiatrist regularly if you have diabetes

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If you have diabetes, here are two reasons why you should be visiting a podiatrist on a regular basis. The podiatrist will be able to alert you to the presence of infections or ulcers that you may not have noticed. Even if you take your medication correctly and consciously avoid consuming foods that will cause blood glucose spikes, you may still occasionally experience high blood sugar levels (as there are many other things that can affect the amount of glucose in your blood, including illness, stress and medications like statins, hormonal contraceptives and steroids).

8 November 2018

Different ways through which you can receive respite care

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Many Australians spend a lot of time and effort caring for their loved ones. Conditions such as child disability, elderly diseases and other similar conditions can exert emotional and physical drain on caregivers. For a caregiver to provide high quality care, they also need to take some time to recharge. Respite care can be offered to caregivers in many different ways. From in-home care to community centres, the flexibility of respite care is aimed at making the services very convenient for caregivers.

17 May 2018

Maximising Muscle Gains: The Essentials Of Workout Recovery

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It's easy to get caught up in chasing higher and higher numbers on the barbell during workout sessions, and giving 110% to every repetition in the gym; however, to a large degree it is what you do after your workouts that determines their success. With this in mind, consider the following essential features of any effective recovery. Stretching The stretching and cool-down portion of your workout is the first step in your recovery process.

28 March 2017

Othrodontic Devices and Orthodontic treatment

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In today's dentistry world, almost every other dental problem that affects your health or hinders you from a perfect smile can be corrected. Unfortunately, most people still live with some dental issues under the impression that they have permanently grown into their dental structure, or would be impossible to correct. Malocclusion problems primarily make up the bulk of such issues. An overbite, crossbite, underbite, open bite, irregular spacing, or even the mere crowding of teeth are some problems that orthodontics tackles.

27 July 2016

Prevention and recovery of rock climbing accidents

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Rock climbing is a popular fitness activity as it provides a full body workout that challenges all aspects of your fitness, including strength and flexibility. However, it is possible to get severely injured during rock climbing. Here are some tips on injury prevention and recovery for rock climbers.  Warm-up before you start Before you start the most intense part of your climb, it can be a good idea to warm-up with some dynamic stretches and light movement to get the blood flowing.

25 July 2016

Brown Snake Bite - Emergency Action

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Australia has a large population of poisonous (venomous) snakes.  Although snakes usually try to avoid people, encounters frequently occur accidentally, and there are approximately 3,000 snake bites reported every year, a couple of which will be fatal.  The widespread Common or Eastern Brown Snake is responsible for around fifty per cent of these bites. Do you know what first aid action to take if a member of your family is bitten by a Brown Snake?

9 May 2016