health--medical

Urinary Tract Infections: Urgent, Or No?

Most women have experienced a urinary tract infection at some point in their lives. Women experience them much more often than men because the urinary tract from the bladder to the outside of the body is very short in women. In men, because of their penis, and because the urethra doubles as a tube for sperm to exit the body, do not experience this quite as often. Regardless of what sex you are, you know when you have an infection, as it hurts and burns when you urinate. Read More 

Benefits Of Moving Into A Sober Living Environment

If you think that getting sober is the most difficult thing you've ever done, you may soon find that maintaining that sobriety in the days, weeks, and months ahead is even more of a challenge. Many people move into a sober living environment immediately upon completing drug treatment. They find that this specialized residence can be a valuable new home for as long as it takes them to feel more confident about their newfound sobriety. Read More 

Getting Used To Your Hearing Aids? How To Avoid Problems During Holiday Travel

If this will be your first holiday season with hearing aids and you're going to be traveling, there are some things you'll need to know. Your hearing aids will need some special attention while you're traveling during the holidays, especially if you want to avoid problems with them. Here are some instructions that will help you care for your hearing aids, and your ears, during holiday travel. Pack Your Travel Gear Read More 

4 Things You Need To Know About Colonoscopy And Medication

If you have a family history of colon cancer or similar issues, you may need a colonoscopy. This procedure can also help to screen for and find polyps and ulcers. Essentially, the process involves inserting a thin tube and a very small camera through the anus and up into the colon. Most people use some medication through the process. Here's what you need to know: 1. Talk With Your Doctor About Allergies and Medications You Are Currently Taking Read More 

What Happens During Your Child’s First Dental Check Up?

If you have recently had a baby, then you should know that your child needs to see his or her dentist about the same time that the first pediatrician appointment is scheduled. Basically, your child should have their dental exams around their first birthday. This first visit is important for several reasons. Keep reading to find out why: Check For Cavities Your child will develop his first tooth between the four and seven month age mark, but some children will form them even earlier at the three-month mark. Read More