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The Ways Remedial Massage Heals Your Sports Injuries

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While many people associate massage with spas and relaxation, there's an approach that involves promoting your body's natural healing process to reduce pain and injury. Remedial massage targets areas that cause your pain, allowing you to return to a normal range of movement and everyday activities faster than when you engage in no treatment. In addition to having their uses in chronic pain therapy, remedial massages are an excellent use for combatting sports injuries too.

28 June 2017

When Should You Start Having Hearing Tests?

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Your hearing is something you may take for granted. As you start ageing, hearing loss happens gradually, which means you may begin to adapt to the loss before you realise something is wrong. Fortunately, knowing more about when you should start tests and the symptoms that should prompt the testing process will allow you to acquire hearing aids that make life easier. Begin your hearing tests at the age of 60

28 June 2017

Why Doctors Request a CT scan

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A Computerised Tomography (CT) scan is a special type of scan that uses x-rays and a computer to construct detailed images of structures within the body. It is safe, non- invasive and provides a different view than a regular x-ray does.   A special machine called the CT scanner sends several beams of x-rays through the body from different angles simultaneously. The strength of the beams that passed through the body is measured by a computer.

21 June 2017

What You Need to Know About a Compounding Pharmacy

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A compounding pharmacy can be a great choice for anyone who needs a medication made to certain specifications; for example, if you have a hard time swallowing pills, a compounding pharmacy can create the same medication in syrup form. This type of pharmacist may also be able to create medications without certain ingredients to which you're allergic, such as dyes or artificial sweeteners. If you need a compounding pharmacy for your medications, note a few factors to consider about their services so you know what they can, and cannot, do for you.

31 May 2017

Staying Organised During Your Pre-Employment Medical

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When the job of your dreams is within your grasp, it's not unusual for the pre-employment medical screening process to induce nerves. Even with a clean bill of health, you may experience stress when chasing around after important documents and arranging appointments that fit in with your current job. Fortunately, it only takes a little planning to remove stress from the situation. Obtain relevant medical records for your prospective employer

16 May 2017

A Guide to Dealing with Your Child's Dental Emergency

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No matter how much care you take with your children's health, emergencies can happen. For that reason, it's good to be prepared. This guide will tell you what essential items you should have on hand for dental emergencies and how to deal with some of the big ones. Your Essential Dental First Aid Kit and How to Use It A Variety of Painkillers: Keep a variety of over-the-counter painkillers in your dental first aid kit.

22 July 2016

Temporary in-home care following chemotherapy

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Hospital can be a cold and uninviting place, in spite of the best efforts of the nursing staff. Patients who have had a long stay in hospital, such as those having extensive chemotherapy, may be eager to return home but may not have friends and family who can give them full support. Here are some ways that having temporary in-home care can help.  Monitoring side effects Chemotherapy comes with some unpleasant side effects including fatigue, nausea, numbness, and instability.

25 April 2016