Can you remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned? Or how about your cholesterol level checked? Was it last year? Or the year before that? We tend to put off taking care of health matters until something hurts or breaks. And with stress levels on the rise, you might feel too busy or too preoccupied to get in any of your annual health exams. That plus the rising cost of healthcare and it can be easy to see why health checkups take a back burner. If it isn’t broke, why fix it? Or in this case, if it ... Read more
The fact of the matter, when it comes to aging, everyone is going to have to address the issue sooner rather than later, whether it is handling things themselves or for a loved one. To put things in perspective, around 70% of adults over the age of 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many children, relatives, and friends may have the noble impulse to try and tackle this issue themselves, but it can be a taxing endeavor in terms of money and time, one that not ... Read more
Considering full mouth reconstructive surgery? Or has your dentist suggested you get dentures? Did the price quote have you falling out of your chair? First, take a step back and breathe. Some procedures are simply not as vital as certain dentists would make out. For example, according to Lane Family Dental, “Dentures have been the go-to solution for missing teeth for a very long time. But as dentistry has evolved, new techniques and treatment options have emerged. You might be missing several teeth, but that’s not always an excuse to simply pull the good ones left over.” So if a ... Read more
Extreme weather changes can play havoc on one's skin. Make your beauty sleep a priority this winter.
The obstacles to staying healthy over the holidays are many. Read on for four pillars to health success that will keep your heart and body in shape.
The opioid crisis is something that has currently enveloped the entire country, with unprecedented amounts of drug abuse and death from said abuse. Opioids (including prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record. As an added note, nearly half of those opioid deaths involve a prescription opioid. The crisis is showing no favoritism in terms of who is being affected, crossing socioeconomic, regional, and ethnic lines. However, some groups are more vulnerable to have their addictions spiral out of control. It’s important to note that there are teens facing the opioid crisis ... Read more
Recover from Surgery Going under the knife can be a trying time – especially if you need the surgery due to an accident. For one thing, there is the cost but another concern is how to bounce back. It doesn’t matter if the surgery is for something minor or something much more, getting back on your feet is always a struggle. With that in mind, here are three ways to help you recover from surgery. Let it Bleed Well, probably not. The idea is that banking your own blood can help you recover faster if you ever need surgery. While ... Read more
When we think about back pain, common wisdom often says that is a sign that we need to take it easy. Maybe we’ve been working ourselves too hard, or accidentally overexerted yourself trying to lift something. However, what you may not realize is that beyond the short-term, you may actually be doing more harm than good. If you are looking to deal with your back pain beyond a few days, you need to try and implement some exercise into your routine. Read on to learn how to start off, as well as what exercises are matches for certain pains. Workout or ... Read more
Becoming a massage therapist is one of the more fulfilling career paths that you can choose. You get to work on your own, and spend your days helping people to feel better. While you don’t need a Bachelor’s Degree in order to become a massage therapist, there are some certifications and exams that you will need to pass. If you are interested in pursuing this as a career, here are the steps that you will need to take. Earn a Certificate The first thing you will need to do is find a certification program in your area. You will want ... Read more
It’s tempting to write off the holiday season as being a black hole for all your health goals. Not too fast now… You can have a very happy holiday and make healthy choices at the same time. It is possible! Try some of the following ideas for a happier and healthier holiday season this year. Stock healthy alternatives. Look, we get it. Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate chip cookies. (Or insert here whatever food you equate with Christmas.) But have you ever considered that there might be a healthier alternative? For example, if chocolate chip cookies are your thing, look for ... Read more
There aren’t enough hours in the day. Ever heard that one? Chances are you’re intimately acquainted with this modern ailment. What gets cut during a time crunch? Likely, your exercise time. But pause to consider if you’ll ever feel like you have enough hours in your day to exercise. Maybe once you retire? Yes, we came up with the same answer. But what if your morning exercise hour could be combined with other important aspects of your day.Two for the price of one? Here are some ways that you can multi-task during your exercise hour and get a headstart to ... Read more