Even in the early stages of knee arthritis, pain and swelling can make everyday activities harder. Now is the time to work on slowing the progression of arthritis to potentially prevent or delay a joint replacement. Manage Your Weight If you are overweight, your doctor will recommend taking steps to reduce your weight to prevent your knee from worsening faster. For people who have a hundred or more pounds to lose, it might be worth considering medical weight loss approaches to help you lose the weight faster and possibly improve your chances of keeping the weight off.
22 December 2018
Watching your parent get older and begin to struggle with health, mobility, or cognitive issues can be very difficult. It's important that instead of helplessly watching as your aging parent begins to struggle, you look for concrete ways to help them and make their life easier. One of the best things you can do for an aging parent is to help them get signed up for in-home care. Here are a few of the biggest reasons to do so.
24 September 2018
Some sudden news out of the U.K. may make people rethink fish oil supplements for heart health. As with any new health news, though, this new information may lead only to more confusion about how to maintain a healthy heart. In July 2018, BBC News reported that an extensive review of studies focusing on people taking fish oil supplements found that overall, there was no real benefit for heart health. This goes against years of common advice to start taking supplements, especially if you weren't able to or willing to eat fish.
21 July 2018
Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful experience, but it can also be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Preparation is key, so you may spend the months leading up to your baby's birth shopping and organizing. Unfortunately, many parents are still not ready to bring their baby home for the first time even though so much time is spent preparing. With this guide and your pediatrician's help, you'll learn a few must-haves you will need to bring your baby home from the hospital.
1 June 2018
The Affordable Care Act and extended Medicaid coverage was supposed to reduce the number of uninsured, but there are many reasons why some people continue to have no health care insurance coverage, even after the Affordable Care Act was passed. Regardless of reason, 27.6 million people remained uninsured in 2016. For the uninsured people, it is crucial to understand how to navigate medical care when you have no insurance. Here's what the uninsured need to know.
6 May 2018
A sports injury can be painful, especially if it includes an ankle or wrist sprain. Here are some steps for dealing with the pain and making sure that your injury heals properly. Rest the Injury The first step is to rest your injury and avoid causing strain. In the initial days after your injury, you can follow the rule that anything that causes pain is probably something you shouldn't be doing with your injured area.
27 January 2017
Pregnancy can be one of the happiest or saddest times of life. If you are on the fence about whether you want to keep your baby, going to pregnancy counseling can help you clarify your emotions and help you make clear decisions about your life and future. If you are leaning toward keeping your baby rather than giving it up for adoption, here are three things you need to discuss in counseling to be sure you are prepared for this new part of your life that is sure to change your life forever.
4 January 2017