Health Guide (Page 91)

5 Tips for Protecting Your Vision As You Age

The sad truth of modern society is that the ability to participate is based largely on visual acuity. If you can’t see, it becomes very difficult to function. Of course, there are some measures in place to help; crosswalks beep to let you know when to cross, and several companies are vying to be the first to put a self-driving car on the consumer marketplace. But let’s face it: if you can’t see,... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Dental Tips for the Modern Family

If there’s one thing that parents and children have in common, it’s the fact that no one finds themselves getting super excited about the thought of going to the dentist. The reason why is because deep down, we all know there’s a chance that we might be told that we have a bit of tooth decay that might result in a cavity that needs to be filled. And that’s not the most pleasant experience in the... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Soothing and Treating Swollen Gums

Swollen gums are extremely uncomfortable and result in constant pain and discomfort. Typically, a doctor or dentist will be needed to completely treat the issue and resolve the problem. Luckily there are some non-invasive, simple things you can do to soothe and treat your swollen gums and at home. Here are 5 tips for soothing and treating swollen gums to ease your discomfort. Drink lots of... ❯❯❯

The Most Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

Since humans walk upright, we place a lot of pressure on our feet to perform. And the result can sometimes be damage to the feet and ankles. However, many common conditions and injuries are easy to avoid if you know about them in advance and you behave carefully. Here are just a few situations you’ll want to steer clear of where your feet and ankles are concerned. Sprains, strains, and... ❯❯❯

Pollution Problems: China's Declining Air Quality & Health Hazards

The reduction of the quality of air in China is becoming an enormous problem that creates huge health risks for anyone who must breathe it. While China has had a long standing problem with pollution since the country began to industrialize, a particularly harmful source of pollution has been found; the burning of coal. Regions in China north of the Huai River give coal to their citizens to burn... ❯❯❯

Mall Madness: Germs Edition

Everyone knows that trying to make it through the mall during the holidays is not an easy task. With all of the chaos and crowds the mall can also be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here are the most germ-infested areas of the mall to avoid this holiday season. Handrails Escalator handrails collect a lot of germs throughout the day. Everyone uses them, and deposits any germs they have... ❯❯❯

How to Detect Common Health Hazards Lurking in Older Home

When you happen to live in an older home, while it tends to come with its own charm (and oftentimes a lot more room), if there’s one thing that you definitely need to be on the lookout for, it’s certain potential health hazards. Now we’re not saying that there are things lurking in your house that should make you afraid to live there; it’s just that the more aware you are of some of the common... ❯❯❯

5 Toothache Pain Relief Tips

You’ve no doubt heard all kinds of old wives’ tales about how to treat a toothache, such as gargling with salt water or rubbing some whiskey on your gums. Some of them actually work to a degree and have some basis in scientific fact, but others are just silly (chewing gum? – that’s more likely to make it worse!). The first step is to understand the cause of your pain, whether it’s bruxism... ❯❯❯

Tooth Extraction Recovery Dos and Don’ts

Nobody likes oral surgery, even with all the feel-good drugs they give you these days, but losing a tooth certainly isn’t the horror that it was years ago. These days there are all kinds of ways to control the pain and prevent infection. And you don’t have to live with an embarrassing gap in your smile thanks to all manner of dental implants designed to look just like your real teeth (or better,... ❯❯❯

Risk Factors for Vision Impairment

Eye problems in children are likely more common than you think. Many cases of vision problems go undiagnosed, so it’s important to be aware of risk factors and signs that you may want to get your child some children's glasses. Some common signs of eye impairment include things like squinting or straining to see things in the distance, turning the head to one side when looking at something,... ❯❯❯