health--medical

3 Ways Your Diet May Be Causing Your Back Pain

Living with lower back pain can negatively affect your life in many ways. In extreme cases, lower back pain can impede your mobility, making even basic daily living tasks difficult or impossible to perform. Even in cases that aren't that severe, lower back pain can reduce your quality of life, preventing you from being able to participate in work or recreational activities as fully as you might like. Unfortunately, lower back pain is also difficult to treat, as the causes for it are often unclear. Read More 

6 Teeth-Whitening Techniques That May Be Harming Your Teeth

Human teeth naturally come in a variety of shades of white. While some people have whiter teeth, most people have teeth that are more of a cream color. While whitening techniques can get your teeth whiter, many techniques can strip your teeth of the enamel that protects you from tooth decay and cavities. If you are concerned about the color of your teeth, you may be tempted to try some at-home whitening techniques. Read More 

Knowing Your Child’s Asthma Type Results In Best Possible Treatment

Are you the parent of an asthmatic child? If so, by now you well know the characteristic wheezing and cough that indicate it's time for the inhaler or a nebulizer treatment. However, the pediatrician may not have told you that there are several types of asthma. If your child's asthma is persistent and/or severe, you should schedule an appointment with an allergy specialist to further clarify your child's diagnosis and create a specific treatment plan. Read More 

3 Ways IV Nutrition Can Improve Your Health

Although intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy is not a new form of treatment, many people are unaware of its benefits as a primary or adjunctive therapy for several medical problems. If you are interested in alternative or complementary treatments, IV nutrition can give you an extra boost. Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery Most forms of bariatric surgery rely on creating a smaller stomach and/or creating a nutrient deficit by bypassing part of the small intestines to help you lose weight. Read More 

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