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Homebound Health: How An In-Home Health Aide Can Benefit Your Loved One

If your loved one has recently been labeled "homebound" by their doctor or social worker, you may be concerned about what this means for them and how you can help. It's important to understand that being homebound doesn't define your loved one and that there is help in the form of in-home health aides. What Does Homebound Mean? The term "homebound" has a few conflicting definitions, but if your loved one is considered homebound, it's most helpful to understand how in-home health aide agencies define the term. Read More 

Are You A Young Adult With Dentures? Instead Of Hiding Behind Your Teeth, Chew On These Tips

If your dentist recently told you that you need dentures but you are only in your twenties or thirties, the news may come as a shock. True, elderly patients are the most common recipient of dentures, but you are not alone. Three percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 also wear dentures.  Even still, you may feel pensive about the procedure, and even more insecure about letting your loved ones know about your decision to get dentures. Read More 

Painful Gums: Why You May Need To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Do you suffer from painful gums that never seem to get better? It is possible that the pain stems from you having partially erupted wisdom teeth, and it is a good idea to get them removed by an oral surgeon as soon as possible. In this article, discover what you should know about wisdom teeth and how an oral surgeon can remove them. How Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Painful Gums? Read More 

Five Good Dental Habits For Maintaining Tooth And Gum Health

Brushing and flossing regularly are two of the best ways to take care of your dental health, but there are certain methods to each that work better than others. In addition, you can add other dental care products to your daily regimen to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy and free of decay. This is especially important if you've ever had gum disease or tooth decay, because your mouth may be more sensitive or need special care. Read More 

3 Surprising Facts about an Independent Medical Exam for a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If you have recently been injured at work and you needed to file for a worker's compensation claim, you may be required to submit to an independent medical exam. It is often required by either the insurance company or the employer as part of initiating or continuing the claim. Because its results can impact the determination or continuation of your benefits, it is a good idea to know what the exam will consist of. Read More