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Dental Management and Care for Diabetics Jul 15th, 2020

Oral Health: Dental Management and Care for Diabetics Diabetic patients are vulnerable to several health complications, including their teeth and gums. However, with the right management and care, you can improve your oral health if you are a diabetic patient. Regardless of your diabetes type, it is essential to control...

Brighten Your Smile: Guide to How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned Jan 25th, 2020

The dental industry raked in $138 billion in revenues this year. And considering all the work they do to keep our mouths clean and smiles bright, it’s no wonder. Getting your teeth cleaned is pretty important. But how often should you get your teeth cleaned? Does that age-old adage about seeing your...

Out of Step? 10 Smart Reasons to See a Podiatrist Jan 19th, 2020

77% of Americans say they have experienced foot pain. However, only a third of those would seek expert care from a podiatrist. Leaving yourself to suffer through foot pain can have a major impact on your quality of life. In fact, it can restrict your activities, such as walking, playing, working,...

Blood Pressure Screening: How Often Should You Get Your BP Checked and Tested Jan 10th, 2020

One-third of people in America suffer from high blood pressure. This is a dangerous condition that can lead to heart disease or strokes. But did you know that only 54% of people who suffer from high blood pressure have their condition under control? Fortunately, it’s possible to keep an eye on your blood...

A Helpful Guide to the Signs and Symbols of Depression Jan 1st, 2020

Did you know that an estimated 17.3 million American adults suffer from depression at least once in their lifetime? This is a troubling statistic. But thanks to the increasing awareness about mental illness, people no longer have to suffer alone. If you think that your loved one might be depressed — or...

Contacts or Glasses: Which One Should You Pick? Dec 22nd, 2019

If you’re reading this article, chances are that you need prescription contacts or glasses. That’s because 75% of adults need prescription contacts or glasses. While some people like to have both options at their disposal, there are many out there who prefer to just go forth with one type of prescription. When...

What’s Diabetic Eye? Diabetic Retinopathy Stages, Diagnosis and More Dec 15th, 2019

Diabetes is a major cause of kidney failure, blindness, stroke, heart attacks, and lower limb amputation. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of death in the United States! A metabolic disorder, it occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or isn’t able to use it efficiently. As a result,...

LASIK Requirements: Are You a Good LASIK Candidate? Dec 8th, 2019

Did you know that almost 97% of people who undergo LASIK surgery end up with 20/20 vision or better? That’s because this procedure is extremely safe and accurate nowadays, thanks to new advancements in medical equipment. But is LASIK good for you as well? How do you know if you meet the...

Eye Care for Kids 101: A Complete Guide for Parents Dec 1st, 2019

When you’re a parent, protecting your children is your main priority. Ensuring their five senses remain intact is part of the job. Vision problems appear between the ages of 18 months and four years of age, according to WebMD. Common eye issues include crossed-eye and uneven focus. So it’s crucial to...

How to Take Insulin for Diabetes: Everything You Should Know Nov 17th, 2019

How to Take Insulin for Diabetes: Everything You Should Know Knowing how to take insulin is very important for diabetics. Click here for a comprehensive guide with everything worth knowing. Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States? While the condition itself won’t...

Do You Know If You Have PTSD: The Common Symptoms Nov 10th, 2019

Are you wondering how do you know if you have PTSD? If yes, click here for some helpful information of the different symptoms. About 7 to 8% of the U.S. population have PTSD at some point in their lives. Meanwhile, about eight million adults have PTSD during a given year. However, even more people...

Everything You Need to Know About STD Testing Nov 3rd, 2019

STD testing is very important and it is vital to understand how they work. Click here for some information about STD testing. Every day, over 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired worldwide. And each year, there are 376 million infections acquired worldwide.  While there’s a lot of stigma around STDs, it’s...

Easy-To-Follow Tips for Diabetics That Make Life a Little Easier Oct 20th, 2019

It isn’t the easiest thing to manage diabetes—but it can be simpler. Here are tips for diabetics that make managing it a little less complex. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects people of all ages. With proper management, coping with diabetes can be made much simpler for an easier,...

Beginner’s Guide on Getting Routine Blood Work Done Oct 13th, 2019

How often should I get blood work done? What determines if I should get it done? Get answers to the most asked questions about routine blood work. Blood can tell you about your organ function, diet, metabolism, illnesses, and if you have certain diseases. It can tell you hundreds of...

How Often Should Adults Get a Physical: Frequency and and Appointment Types Explained Oct 6th, 2019

How Often Should Adults Get a Physical: Frequency and and Appointment Is it really necessary for adults to get biannual or yearly checkups? The answer may surprise you. Here’s how often to get a physical as an adult. As an adult, it’s up to you to visit the doctor on...

Neuropathy Is No Joke: Why You Should Pay Attention to Diabetic Foot Pain Sep 22nd, 2019

Why You Should Pay Attention to Diabetes and Foot Pain People who suffer from diabetes are prone to neuropathy and issues in the feet. Discover here why you should pay attention to diabetes and foot pain. Do you have diabetes and sometimes feel a tingling or numb sensation in your...

Foot Health 101: Symptoms and Causes of Ingrown Toenail Infections Sep 15th, 2019

Foot health is an important aspect of overall wellbeing. Find out here the symptoms and causes of an ingrown toenail infection. In 2012, 17% of adult Americans reported their feet being in poor health or bad condition. Whether it’s due to bunions or ingrown toenails, almost a quarter of Americans suffer from...

Healthy Parents Guide to Finding the Best Pediatric Dentist for Your Child Sep 8th, 2019

Healthy Parents Guide to Finding the Best Pediatric Dentist Pediatric dental care sets the stage for your child’s future dental health. Read this healthy parents guide to finding the best pediatric dentist. Good oral health is important for everyone, regardless of age, and healthy habits start young. Taking your child...

Newborn Care: What Happens at the First-Week Well-Baby Visit Sep 1st, 2019

Newborn Care: What Happens at Your Baby’s First Doctor Appointment Having a new baby brings lots of excitement in the home. But don’t neglect care for them. Find out here what happens at your baby’s first doctor appointment. If you’ve recently had a new baby, you know how overwhelming it...

Is Hammertoe Surgery the Only Treatment Option for This Condition? Aug 18th, 2019

Hammertoe starts out pretty harmless but it can soon escalate into something more serious. Find out more about hammertoe surgery and if it’s really necessary. Hammertoe is a medical condition where the middle joint of one or more toes becomes bent upward. This bend causes the toe tip to rotate downwards...

12 Warning Signs of an Infected Toenail Aug 11th, 2019

Ingrown toenails are a common problem but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. Take heed of the warning signs to avoid developing an infected toenail. Does every step leave your foot aching in pain? You may want to get that checked out. 20% of people who see a doctor about...

9 Common Causes of Aching Feet that You Shouldn’t Ignore Aug 4th, 2019

Aching feet can be a symptom of something more serious that needs urgent treatment. Find out what’s behind your foot pain and how to get relief here. 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lives. We rely on our feet for movement and other essential tasks....

Acute Glaucoma Jul 28th, 2019

Around 100 million people have some form of diabetes and pre-diabetes. The condition is becoming a problem in the U.S., and everyone should be aware that it isn’t going away soon. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you could experience serious health risks. One of those health risks involves the eyes, and...

How to clean glasses Jul 22nd, 2019

Are you wearing glasses right now? With over 177 million Americans needing some kind of vision correction, you’re not alone. Eyeglasses are important, whether it’s to read, work, drive, or watch your favorite movie. That’s why it’s good to keep them as clean as possible so that your vision is never obscured or blurry....

Do I Need Glasses? 9 Signs You Do Not Want To Miss Jul 14th, 2019

Relying on your vision is something that most of us need to do to get through our everyday lives. However, when we run into issues that make it difficult for us to use our eyes efficiently, it begins to put a damper on our days. And sometimes we don’t even...

How Doctors Treat Painful Plantar Fasciitis Jun 18th, 2019

You might be right: if you’ve been experiencing foot pains and don’t know what’s going on, you could have sprained your ankle or have put too much strain on it walking.But the issue could be more serious than that, too. Plantar faciitus is a condition where the plantar fascia, a muscle in...

The Dangers of a High Fever for Your Child Jun 16th, 2019

The average child will get sick upwards of 12 times in their first year of daycare. While these are normally common colds, children can also experience fevers, pink eye, and stomach bugs. If your child is starting to display fever symptoms, you may begin to worry. And this is completely normal! Although...

What to Expect at a Comprehensive Eye Exam Jun 9th, 2019

Over 64% of adult Americans wear eyeglasses, which is about 159.2 million people. With such high numbers, there’s a good chance that you and your loved ones need vision correction. Not only is an eye exam important for getting the most accurate and up-to-date prescription, but it’s also vital in detecting any...

What’s Biting You: The Most Common Bug Bites and Stings Jun 2nd, 2019

Vector-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, Zika, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, account for nearly a fifth of all infectious diseases around the globe, robbing an approximate 700, 000 people of their lives every year. A good deal of these disease-carrying little things can be easily found in or...

7 Must Know Acute Glaucoma Symptoms Jan 6th, 2019

Going to the eye doctor only to get a little puff of air in your eye isn’t fun. But did you know that little puff of air can keep you from going blind? If someone in your family history had glaucoma, you may also be at risk for the condition. High...