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Five Ways To Volunteer At An Independent Living Community

If you have free time to spare and would like to make a difference for seniors, you should consider volunteering your time at an independent living community. Volunteering allows you to share your talents, creativity and support with seniors who would appreciate your time and companionship. Many independent living communities appreciate volunteers for transporting residents, companion visits, holiday events and other tasks. Volunteers are of all ages, ranging from teenagers to seniors, with some volunteers bringing pets or children to visit the residents. Read More 

Listening To The Music: Do You Have Musical Ear Syndrome?

Nearly everyone can relate to getting a song stuck in their head. This often happens after hearing a catchy tune or a song with memorable lyrics. While it can be annoying, it is a temporary experience that does no harm. For some, the song in their head may not be so benign. Some people, mostly those with some degree of hearing loss, suffer from musical or auditory hallucinations that are not associated with a psychiatric condition. Read More 

Worried Or Nervous About Giving Birth? Consult With A Midwife

Becoming pregnant and knowing that you'll soon have a little one joining your family should be exciting. However, many women feel a lot of anxiety and nervousness about their pregnancies and about giving birth. Most women experience some degree of fear related to childbirth, and 7.5% of women suffer from what can be considered abject terror. Enduring your pregnancy in fear is not good for you or for your baby. In fact, the mere fact that you are afraid of labor could result in your labor lasting longer. Read More 

4 Tips For Managing Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that causes irreversible damage to your eyes. In addition to routine visits with your ophthalmologist, there are other ways to successfully manage glaucoma. Investigate Newer Treatments If you have been managing glaucoma for many years, you may be unaware of newer treatment options that you should discuss with your ophthalmologist. One such treatment is eye stents, which are surgically inserted inside the affected eye to promote drainage and decrease intraocular pressure. Read More 

5 Things You Need To Know About Skin Cancer

The average person has between 30 and 40 moles, while some people can have as many as 600. Most of these moles are completely normal, but not all of them are so harmless. Some moles can are actually something more dangerous: skin cancer. Here's what you need to know about this dangerous condition.  What do normal moles look like? It's not always easy to distinguish a normal, healthy mole from a skin cancer, but there are a few general rules that doctors use to tell them apart. Read More