health--medical

  • 4 Things You Need To Know About Jowl Lifts

    Face lifts are very popular procedures. According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, face lifts are the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed on people 55 years and older. While face lifts are very common, you may not know that there are many different types of face lifts, including jowl lifts. Jowl lifts, also known as lower face lifts, only target the lower portion of your face. Here are four things you need to know about jowl lifts.
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  • Health In Your Sixties: What Every Woman Needs To Know

    If you are a healthy, active woman in her sixties, you've undoubtedly experienced your share of pelvic exams and mammograms. While you know they are necessary, they probably aren't your favorite medical appointments. Understanding when it is safe to stop the annual pap smear and mammogram and when other screenings are called for is important to your health. Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears: If you are in your sixties, you were probably told in the 70s that you need a pelvic exam and pap smear every year.
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  • 4 Tips To Make Your Baby's Visits To The Pediatrician Easy

    Babies visit the pediatrician several times during their first year of life. By the time they're one year old, most children have 6 well visits (at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12 months of age), and this doesn't include sick-patient visits. For parents, these visits can cause stress, as children aren't always happy about or cooperative during these visits. If you're worried about how your baby's pediatrician appointments will go, here are four tips to help them go well.
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  • Ask A Doctor: Can You Give Your Baby Antihistamines?

    Parents can now choose from a wide selection of over-the-counter medicines for children and toddlers. These drugs can prevent a visit to the doctor and can also help moms and dads nurse the symptoms of many mild conditions from the comfort of home. However, for babies, over-the-counter medications are not a good idea, especially when the drugs contain antihistamines. Learn more about the effects antihistamines have on the body, and find out why these drugs are not suitable for babies.
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  • Little-Known Ways To Protect Yourself Against Wasp Stings

    Spring is finally here and the weather is starting to warm up. Soon, flowers will start to bloom and offer plenty of colorful visual appeal. Of course, you are not the only one attracted to the sight of pretty flowers and warm weather. Wasps will also be buzzing about, which could mean bad news for you if you are allergic to them. Fortunately, there are some little-known yet cool ways to protect yourself against their stings.
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  • Building A New House To Help Care For An Aging Parent? What Should You Keep In Mind?

    If you're like many Americans, you may find yourself caught in the "sandwich generation" -- responsible for the care and raising of your young children while also taking on responsibility for an aging parent or parents. One way many adult children have coped with this dilemma is by building or purchasing a home that includes handicap-accessible doorways and other elements that can allow you to more easily care for and monitor your parent within the comfort of your own home.
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  • 4 Things Pregnant Women Need To Know About Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins in the legs. These veins are often associated with seniors, but young people can get them, too. Pregnancy is a risk factor for varicose veins, so pregnant women need to stay alert for varicose veins. Here are four things pregnant women need to know about varicose veins. What are the signs of varicose veins? If you develop varicose veins during your pregnancy, you'll see large veins underneath your skin.
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  • 3 Of The Best Natural Treatment Options For Eliminating Teen Acne

    If your teen daughter feels self-conscious from the acne she has on her face, you may want to help her eliminate this problem through natural treatment options. Using natural ingredients to treat acne can not only be an effective way to eliminate this problem, but it can also be a cost-effective method. Here are several different natural treatment options you could have her try that may help her skin clear up.
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  • Moving To A More Temperate Climate With Seasonal Allergies? How Can You Cope?

    If you've spent most of your life in the arid Southwest, you may not have realized the extent of your seasonal allergies until traveling to areas with more airborne pollen, smog, and other potential irritants. Moving to such a region could leave you feeling foggy-headed for months as your body struggles to adjust and acclimate to a histologically hostile environment. What can you do to help manage your symptoms if you find yourself suddenly thrust into an environment your body can't handle?
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  • Why Do-It-Yourself Braces are a Don't-Do-It-Yourself

    There's no argument that braces and similar orthodontic treatments can be costly. The price for them can land anywhere from $2,570 with dental insurance to $13,000 without, depending on the type of braces you get. However, a troubling trend where people are treating their crooked teeth by developing their own orthodontic products at home can actually cost you more in the long-term if you try it. Here's the lowdown on this dental trend and reasons why you should avoid it.
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