Prevent Hearing Loss in Children

Parents should be aware of the fact that hearing loss in children can be prevented and they can save their children by following certain guidelines.

  • Avoid or limit the exposure of your child to loud music.
  • Make your child wear ear plugs when exposed to loud noises. Even the noise created by vacuum cleaners is found to be dangerous for ears.
  • If your child is very small take proper care that you use hearing protection devices for your child when you expect more than normal noise.

There is medical help available and if a hearing problem is detected at an early stage, it can be treated and cured as well. If you find any kind of hearing problem in your child, you must consult the concerned doctors and get help as soon as possible. Sometimes a speech therapist can turn out quite helpful and your child will be normal in … Read the rest

Get Rid of Fear of Doctors

Add in that senior doctors are even scarier – often talking in cryptic short sentences or just looking at a chart and nodding – and that means a fear of doctors is perfectly natural.

So how can you get rid of your fear of doctors or at least reduce it to the point where you can visit them without breaking out into a cold sweat and pushing your blood pressure up?

Start by realising that they are specialists.

In the same way as you wouldn’t work on a modern car yourself – you’d take it to a mechanic who specialised in your make and had all the right equipment to do a good job – you use a doctor for the same reasons.

Sure you can visit a site like WebMD to get an idea of what’s wrong with you. But that won’t give you the personal experience of an

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Refresh Speech After Dentures

  • Time: First, you need time to adjust from your teeth extraction for your swelling to lessen, your gums to recede, and your pain to reduce from the ongoing adjustments of fitting your dentures satisfactorily. Always check with your dentist or health professional for support until you are satisfied.
  • Patience: Your mouth muscles help you to chew and to speak, so your second shock comes when you realize how difficult it is to chew. Your jaw, tongue, lips, and teeth need to be in sync around your dentures in order to figure this process out. It takes patience with how to chew and swallow without gagging. Eating soft foods or liquid soups and drinks will gradually get you into chewing bread and more solid food.
  • Exercises: Speech exercises targeted to retrain where your tongue and other speech muscles should go are the same as if you had to retrain
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Elbow Tendonitis

  • Inflammation scam: INFLAMMATION is never the cause of the pain unless it is truly a sprain. Again, ice, NSAIDs, and Corticosteroids can do more harm than good. Unless edema (fluid) or visible swelling is apparent, this is usually a wrong prescription. Inflammation necessary to heal it can trap blood flow.

On the other hand,Inflammatory Chemicals released by your body due to dying cells attract the fluid that causes swelling. For this reason, using cold therapy to control and keep both inflammations and swelling in check is a crucial part of the healing process, especially at the early stages.

In chronic cases, NSAIDs and Corticosteroids are only counter-productive because they do not get to the source of the problem, and they have a host of nasty long term side effects.

  • Rest: Although the lack of rests or enough breaks probably caused the area to have tendonitis, too much rest causes necrosis
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Helping Children To Speak Clearly

  • Think about how you speak to your child. Speak slowly and clearly, and repeat phrases a number of times. This is especially important if your child is having difficulty making accurate sounds or words – keep your sentences and phrases short and simple.
  • Exaggerate the tune (intonation) in your voice, all the ups and downs in pitch that we use in normal speech. Exaggerate the important words and the stronger syllables in words.
  • When your child makes an error, firstly acknowledge what she is trying to say (her message) and then repeat it, modelling the word or phrase correctly. Occasionally you can ask her to have a go at saying it correctly, if this is achievable. However, you need to choose your times, and avoid constant ‘correction’.
  • When you know that your child can say a word correctly, you can pick her up on it when she says it incorrectly.
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Preventing a Stroke Attack

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables because in these, lies the water of life, these can also serve as anti-oxidants which can help to mop up free radicals in the body, which have been indicated for increasing the rate of aging in humans and also in the development of various ailments including stroke. Drink plenty of water because as a universal solvent, it aides in digestion of food substances. Water is also a free give to all, no wonder the saying that, ‘he who gives water gives life’. It is recommended that people should take at least 3 litres of water per day for optimum performance of the body and for ease in the digestion of the food they consume. Avoid eating too much of process food and junks. Olive oil have been shown to have low cholesterol and so if it can afforded, it should be used in the

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Reasons to Get Teeth Straightened

Better oral hygiene

Misaligned or crowded teeth tend to make it more difficult to clean your mouth properly. Food particles remain trapped in between the misaligned teeth, causing tooth decay and gum disease. Straightening your teeth will help you to clean your teeth thoroughly and avoid these causes of tooth decay and gum infections.

A good smile

Trying to smile warmly with crooked teeth is a challenge. It gives an unattractive look and you may not get a positive response from others. It is important to engage a professional who has studied Invisalign dentistry to give you information about Invisalign alignments and other methods of teeth straightening so as to improve your smile.

Better sleeping patterns

Crowding of teeth in the mouth is known to cause narrowing of the airways, which can lead to trouble with sleeping at night. If you get your teeth straightened, the airways will remain open … Read the rest

Treatment of Obesity

The fundamental basis for bariatric surgery for the purpose of accomplishing weight loss is the determination that severe obesity is a disease associated with multiple adverse effects on health which can be reversed or improved by successful weight loss in patients who have been unable to sustain weight loss by non-surgical means. It even helps in the reduction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as other expected benefits of this intervention. The ultimate benefit of weight reduction relates to the reduction of the co-morbidities, quality of life and all-cause mortality.

Specific criteria established by the NIH consensus panel indicated that bariatric surgery is appropriate for all patients with BMI (kg/m2) >40 and for patients with BMI 35-40 with associated comorbid conditions. These standards have held up over the long years, although specific indications for bariatric/metabolic surgical intervention have been recognized for persons with less severe obesity, such as persons with … Read the rest

Treating Tooth Sensitivity

A breakdown or weakening of the tooth enamel is the most common cause for sensitive teeth and toothaches. The enamel is a hard, translucent outer layer of a tooth that gives it a hard, smooth surface. This is what protects the tooth pulp, roots and nerves that are inside. These components are important in supplying the tooth with nutrients to keep it strong and healthy as well as keep it securely attached to and supported by the jaw bone.

When the tooth enamel is destroyed and weakened, the delicate, inside components of the tooth, such as the nerves are exposed to external elements such as air, liquids, food particles and bacteria. This exposure results in pain and sensitivity.

There are various habits that can destroy and weaken tooth enamel. The adequate form of treatment for sensitivity will depend on the severity of tooth enamel damage. Below are some of the … Read the rest

Importance of Hand Grip Testing

In professional sports, hand grip strength is a predictor of many forms of muscular strength – including both upper/lower body strength and muscular endurance.

The how to measure hand strength accurately is important in all of these examples. One important element in achieving accurate results when measuring hand grip strength is a strict adherence to testing protocols. The other element that is crucial when measuring hand grip strength is choosing the best hand dynamometer.

When looking for a hand dynamometer for our physical therapy clinic we had some parameters in mind. We wanted a hand dynamometer that was:

  1. Easy to use and read results
  2. Had applicable software capabilities to store results and create comparisons
  3. Had WiFi capability in order to use in any area of the clinic

When researching we found that the MicroFET 2 met all of our criteria and we use it across a diverse set of physical … Read the rest