Managing Head Injuries At Industrial Sites: A Quick Guide For Employees

Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Head injuries are a greater risk to workers in industrial settings than otherwise. They tend to be serious when they do happen, and they often have long-term consequences for the victims. Here’s a quick guide to what you can do in an emergency involving head trauma to help your colleague make the best recovery possible. Do Not Move the Victim… Unless If a head injury is serious, often the victim will be knocked or fall to the ground. If they are still upright, they should be encouraged to take a seat to avoid further injury should...

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2 Ways To Help A Child Overcome Anger Issues

Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If your young child has anger issues, you may want to take him or her to a therapist, such as Dr Paul Johnston, for anger management counseling services. This is a great way to help the child work through his or her anger, but there are also things you can do at home to help the child deal with anger in the proper ways. Here are two things you can do as a parent that may teach the child better ways to release anger. Lead by Example While anger is a normal and common emotion, finding ways to express it is not always easy. As a parent,...

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Ready, Set, Relax- Massage Techniques From Around The World

Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

The healing touch of a massage therapist alleviates pain, decreases muscle tautness and promotes relaxation. Massage therapy techniques vary around the world. This guide will teach you the differences.     • Chinese Massage Techniques Traditional Chinese massage called acupressure seeks to align the energy flow throughout the body by applying pressure to acupoints located along the body’s meridian. Pressing these locations alleviates nausea and releases pain-relieving endorphins to help patients relax.  Reflexology...

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Rehabilitation Following A PCL Knee Injury

Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) of the knee is an important stabilizer. When this structure becomes injured, severe disability may result. Because this is a relatively common injury, the population should be educated on the signs and symptoms in order to seek efficient treatment. It is also important that they understand the course of physiotherapy. What is the PCL? The PCL is a ligament that connects the posterior femur (thigh bone) to the posterior tibia (shin bone). The PCL is one of many ligamentous stabilizers of the knee. Its...

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Keeping An Eye On Your Eyes

Posted by on August 1, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If the last time you had your eyes checked was at your local DMV, you may want to consider paying a visit to the eye doctor.  Just as it is important to schedule regular appointments with your primary-care physician and your dentist, regular trips to an eye doctor can help detect eye problems and even other health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, before they set in.  How should you choose an eye doctor?  The first thing to understand is that not all eye doctors are the same. There are optometrists and...

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4 Advances In Hearing Aid Technology You Might Not Know About

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Electronic Hearing Aids were invented in the late 1800′s shortly following the invention of the telephone, utilizing much of the same technology. The rapid advances in technology over the next century have made possible the hearing aids we know and use today. To some people, it may come as a surprise to hear that those advances haven’t slowed down much at all. In fact, just in the last few years, many new features and settings have been developed. Check it out! This article is here to provide you with an overview of some...

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Do I Need An Optometrist Or Ophthalmologist?

Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If you are struggling with vision problems, eye health issues, or eye injury, you will need to see the eye doctor. However, there are different eye specialists that deal with different types of conditions and diseases. Do you know if you are in need of an ophthalmologist or an optometrist? If not, the following information can help you decide. What is an Ophthalmologist? An ophthalmologist is a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (OD) that works specifically with the eyes. This person deals with injury or disease of the eye, not...

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Do You Really Need To See A Dentist If You Brush And Floss? 3 Reasons To Keep Those Dental Appointments

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

As an adult who has a busy schedule to deal with, you may wonder if you need to make time in your schedule to see a dentist. Did you know there are important things that a dentist can do for you other than check your teeth for cavities? Here are three reasons that seeing your dentist is a wise choice, no matter what your schedule may be like. Oral Concerns Do you have chronic bad breath or dry mouth? Even if you are brushing and flossing regularly, you may not be able to conquer these oral issues without your dentist. A dentist can help you...

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4 Tips To Help You Select Eyeglasses For Your Child

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If you have just discovered that your child needs eyeglasses, you will face many choices. You will need to find the correct prescription strength of eyeglasses coupled with a pair of frames that your child will be willing to wear. This process does not have to be daunting. The following tips will help you through the process of finding eyeglasses that your child will wear for a long time. Speak to Your Optician before You Pick Eyeglasses Your optician will probably understand your situation. It is not easy to select eyeglasses for a...

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5 Conditions Orthotic Shoe Inserts Can Treat

Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Orthotic shoe inserts can be used to treat a number of medical conditions. Orthotics are commonly prescribed by doctors or podiatrists to treat leg pain, back pain, and flat feet. Orthotic shoe inserts can be an ideal treatment due to its affordability and the fact that it can be a temporary solution. Temporary solutions can be great for patients who want to avoid a permanent treatment that may not work, or a treatment he or she may not like. Here are five conditions that orthotics can treat: 1. Leg Length Difference Uneven leg length occurs...

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