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A Few Hearing Aid Care Tips

Posted by Peter Gunnison on Sep 27, 2016

Your ability to hear is one of the most important senses that you possess. Unfortunately, there are many people that will suffer from a gradual loss of their hearing ability. To correct this problem, you can opt to receive a hearing aid. However, these medical devices can be rather expensive, which will make it critical for you to ensure that you are taking good care of them. By using a few simple tips, you can help your hearing aid avoid some routine causes for performance issues or malfunctions. Put In The Hearing Aid Over A Counter Or Table When you are putting in your hearing aid, it can be easy to inadvertently drop it. Unfortunately, if the hearing aid strikes the ground too hard, it can cause extensive damage to it. However, you can help to mitigate this threat by always leaning over a counter or table when you are putting in your hearing aid. This simple tip will help minimize the distance the hearing aid would fall, which may greatly reduce the odds that it develops serious damages. Regularly Clean The Hearing Aid’s Exterior Your ears can produce a rather large amount of wax over the course of a day. This wax can start to accumulate in the small speaker holes of the hearing aid. When this occurs, the hearing aid may experience a dramatic decrease in effectiveness. Fortunately, it is a fairly easy process to clean your hearing aid. You will simply need to use a microfiber...

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Hire A Home Health Aide For These Reasons Following Joint-Replacement Surgery

Posted by Peter Gunnison on Sep 27, 2016

When many people think of hiring a home health aide to provide care in the comfort of home, they think that this service is reserved for those who are elderly or otherwise immobile. While it’s true that many people opt for in-home healthcare as they age, the reality is that you don’t have to be in your later years to benefit from this type of care. If you’ve recently had a joint replacement surgery, you might find that hiring a home health aide for a few days or even longer can make your life much easier as you recuperate at home. Here as some specific things that this healthcare professional can do for you.  Administering Medication After a surgery of this magnitude, you’ll be prescribed a few types of medication to alleviate pain and prevent infection. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about when to take the pain pills, for example, having a home health aide visit you can take this burden off your shoulders. It’s also common to receive syringes to inject yourself to avoid infection. This isn’t a task that many people want to perform on themselves, and your family members may not want to do it, either. In this case, it’s best to rely on a home health aide for this type of care. Changing The Bandages Your surgeon will give you clear instructions on changing your incision bandages daily, as well as a supply of bandages for the job. If you feel queasy about removing the bandages,...

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A Crash Course In Getting Through Your Pregnancy

Posted by Peter Gunnison on Sep 8, 2016

When you are carrying a child and want to make sure that you get through your pregnancy as health and comfortable as possible, there are a few tips that you will need to exercise. Moving forward with these pregnancy tips will help to protect you, your baby and your peace of mind. Follow these points below so that you get through your pregnancy with no issues and touch base with a doctor who can help you through it.  Get A Prescription For Prenatal Vitamins One of the most important elements for a healthy pregnancy is to stock up on prenatal vitamins to get you through each trimester. Many pregnant women become deficient in a number of building blocks for a healthy mind and body, including calcium, folic acid and iron. During your first visit to the doctor when you realize that you are pregnant, you should ask about a prenatal vitamin prescription so that you can begin taking them immediately. This way, you will be able to get your hands on high quality vitamins that will make up for any potential deficiencies to ensure that you keep your nutrition high and that you deliver a healthy, happy baby.  Do As Much As You Can To De-Stress The last thing you want while pregnant is to get so stressed out and uncomfortable that the next 9 months are miserable for both you and your baby. With this in mind, you should engage in some activities that will make it easy...

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FAQ About Getting A 4D Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Posted by Peter Gunnison on Aug 24, 2016

Are you pregnant with your first child and anxious for a 2D ultrasound to be done to learn the gender? You might want to request that a 4D ultrasound is done instead, as it comes with a few benefits that you will enjoy. Take a look at this article for the answers to some of the questions that you might have in mind about 4D ultrasounds. What Is a 4D Ultrasound? A 4D ultrasound is able to produce an image of your baby using soundwaves, just as with a 2D ultrasound. However, the 4D ultrasound can be seen in 3 dimensions, which will create a more photographic image. A 4D ultrasound can also show your baby moving around and doing things such as yawning, smiling and sucking his or her thumb. You will basically get to see your baby in real time. How Is the Ultrasound Performed? You will begin the ultrasound procedure by lying down. The specialist will then rub a special type of gel on your abdomen that helps with carrying soundwaves. A probe device will then be maneuvered around your abdomen to see movement of the baby. The 4D ultrasound will be recorded so you can keep it for memories. You can ask the specialist for an image and video if you desire to do so. Can Abnormalities with the Baby Be Detected? A 4D ultrasound is beneficial for detecting certain fetal abnormalities. For instance, the ultrasound will allow a specialist to determine if your baby...

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Answers To Common Questions About Chronic Back Pain

Posted by Peter Gunnison on Aug 6, 2016

Back pain can be an extremely debilitating condition that many people will find themselves battling. Unfortunately, it can be common for individuals to have a fairly limited knowledge about this condition. As a result, these individuals may find it more difficult to make informed choices about addressing chronic back pain. By having a few of the more commonly asked questions about back pain answered, you will likely find that you are better prepared to make decisions about treating this condition. What Causes Chronic Back Pain? There can be a number of causes for individuals to experience chronic back pain. However, some of the more common sources of this problem can be poor posture, muscle injuries, arthritis and misalignments of the vertebrae. Only a trained doctor will be able to accurately determine the cause of the pain. To determine the source of the back pain, your doctor may need to perform a few tests to determine your range of movement, and they may also need to have you undergo an MRI so that they can better see the extent of the damage to the back. How Can Chronic Back Pain Be Treated? The type of treatment that is used to correct the damage to the back will largely depend on the type and severity of the underlying problem. For example, those that are suffering from severe back issues may need to undergo surgery in order to remove scar tissue from the vertebrae. However, those suffering from a misaligned spine or...

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FAQ About Investing In A Stair Glide

Posted by Peter Gunnison on Jul 27, 2016

Has osteoarthritis made it difficult for you to walk up the stairs in your house without experiencing severe pain? The solution to your problem might be to consider getting a stair glide installed. Basically, a stair glide is simply a chair that you can sit on to be lifted or lowered down the staircase to avoid walking. Take a look at this article for a few answers to questions you may have in regards to investing in a stair glide. How Does a Stair Glide Work? A stair glide works via the installation of tracks along the wall of a staircase. The tracks will be bracketed to the wall with a chain and pulley mechanism, as well as the chair. You will then be able to use a joystick on the armrest of the chair to glide up and down the stairs. A remote might also be included in case the chair glide is not easily accessible when you need to use it, which can easily happen if someone lives with you. Simply press a button on the remote to bring the chair back up or down the stairs for your convenience. What Kind of Stair Glides Are Available? There are several types of stair glides available that can accommodate your specific needs. Your options will include features such as the width of the seat, as well as the weight capacity of the chair. You will also have access to a seat belt that will keep you securely strapped...

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Chair Ramps

If the only access to a building is stairs, that building is completely closed off to those in wheelchairs. Ramps can also help those with bad knees.
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Lift Chairs

A more high-tech version, lift chairs are perfect for installation in a home or other building that needs to be wheelchair accessible but can't be completely remodeled to fit requirements.
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Other Technology

Recent advances in technology and the computer world have helped make great leaps in the land of wheelchair accessibility, such as special controls or motors.