6 January 2017
Medical cannabis use—just like cannabis use in general—has enjoyed an increasing sense of acceptance throughout the U.S. However, it's still not as socially acceptable to light up a joint as it is to open a beer or sip a glass of wine at dinner. This can be problematic for medical cannabis users who need to use their medication but can't find a discreet spot to light up. Here are some alternative options.
30 December 2016
Spinal fractures suffered by the elderly are not often diagnosed as fractures. There is a general feeling that older people may only be suffering from a muscle strain or a soft tissue condition. However, there is a real possibility that your back pain might be caused by a compression fracture in your spine that's related to your osteoporosis condition. Be aware of symptoms that could mean you've suffered a compression fracture.
17 December 2016
Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that makes life less enjoyable for those who suffer from it. Professional pain management solutions run the gamut from physical therapy to prescription medication, but in between those treatments, chronic pain may crop up again. When you don't have immediate access to your pain management physician, here are some natural methods that may help alleviate your pain symptoms. Listen to Music In a study using participants who suffered from chronic pain for at least six months, researchers found that those who listened to relaxing music featuring jazz, harp, and orchestra sounds, pain was reduced by up to 21%.
7 December 2016
If you are over 60, you should do what you can to help prevent prostate cancer. This is because the average age of a man developing this type of cancer is 66, and one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Below are some tips on what you can do to avoid getting this type of cancer. These things will not 100% prevent it but they will help.
30 November 2016
As an adult, you may not think about whether you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. If it wasn't diagnosed as a child, it can be difficult to get a diagnosis as an adult, since the symptoms can sometimes be vague and have an impact on a lot of different parts of life. Here are some of the more unusual symptoms of ADHD that you might not have caught before.
17 November 2016
When you or a loved one has asthma, avoiding all your triggers may be impossible. There are ways you can minimize environmental triggers and possibly achieve better asthma control. Clean Thoughtfully Minimizing dust and other allergens inside your home is important to reduce the incidence of asthma attacks. Ideally, you should purchase hypoallergenic bedding, which reduces or eliminates dust mites that enjoy living on your bed. It is best to avoid carpet inside your home and rely on hardwood or laminate floors.
27 October 2016
Brain aneurysms are a life-threatening medical condition because they can happen without warning and often lead to irreparable damage within seconds. When a brain aneurysm is a haphazard finding or ruptures and leaks slowly, several procedures can be used to treat the condition and possibly minimize brain damage. Endovascular Approach The treatment options available may depend on the urgency of the problem and location within the brain. Some patients may have the opportunity to undergo an endovascular approach to correct their aneurysm, especially when the aneurysm has not ruptured or there is not the immediate threat of rupture.