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What you need to know about carotid artery disease

While most people have heard of strokes, many don't know the importance of your carotid artery in causing a stroke.  It's important for everyone to understand the signs of carotid artery disease and how to reduce the risk of it leading to a stroke. What are your carotid arteries? Your carotid arteries are blood vessels in your neck that carry blood up to your bra

First trimester prenatal screening

Thanks to recent developments, obstetricians are able to offer several options to expectant parents wanting to get information about their baby's health as early as the first trimester.  These screening tests can tell the likelihood of a baby having certain genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome or whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Your obstetrician wil

3 Things to Expect from Post-Prostatectomy

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer is not the end of the world because, with early detection and the right treatment, one can regain good health in no time. However, a prostatectomy puts the body under a lot of stress, since this is a major surgery. The body requires adequate time to recover. Since recovery time partly depends on how well a patient is prepared psych

Can a chiropractor turn a breech baby?

As the end of pregnancy approaches, women often worry about the position the baby is in. Most babies are cephalic, meaning they are lying with their bottom up and their head down. Some babies are breech, with their head up and either their bottom or feet as the presenting part, closest to the birth canal.  While this position is common earlier in pregnancy, by 34

3 Ways Seniors Get Scalded in the Kitchen & How to Prevent Them

People of any age can get scalded by hot water or steam in the kitchen, but seniors are at an even greater risk. Affected by reduced mobility, poor vision and other age-related health problems, seniors aged 70 and over are more likely to suffer a serious scald that requires hospitalisation. Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce this risk of scalding. One of the be

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Staying healthy requires different approaches throughout the year. During the summer, you need to take steps to avoid heat stroke and sunburn. During the winter, you need to wash your hands and take similar steps to protect yourself against the flu. This blog focuses on health and medical ideas that you can use all year long with a special focus on tips that are particularly helpful for certain times of year. I plan to include posts on eating healthy as well as diagnostic information on a number of illnesses as well as multiple other topics. I hope you like these posts and that more importantly, they help you to live a long, happy and healthy life.

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How To Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer 24 May 2018
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, but it is also one of the most preventable. Usually caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, there are

A Few Tips On Caring For Your Teeth 23 April 2018
Some people are simply born with strong and healthy teeth that never seem to suffer cavities or other damage, but how you care for your teeth can also

Recovery tips for patients who have undergone adult circumcision 21 March 2018
Circumcision in males is carried out for many reasons. Some of the benefits of circumcision include reducing the risk of contracting HIV, dealing with

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