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3 Simple Ways To Improve Brain Fitness

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Many people are willing to devote much time and effort to ensuring that they remain in top physical condition, be it by working out in the gym, or eating a healthy, balanced diet. However, one area that often escapes notice is brain fitness. While its effects may not be as visible as physical fitness, exercising your brain can have many benefits, including improving memory, reducing the risk of disease and increasing brain processing speed.…

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Find Out If Your Child Is Taking Drugs

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If your child has changed their behavior a lot lately, you may be worried about what is going on in their lives. There are several things that could cause changes in behavior or in their social circle. One of those things is illegal drugs. It can be hard to figure out if your child is on drugs or what drugs they are taking. If this is a serious worry, then there are some ways that you can get to the root of the issue.…

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Recovering From A Fractured Wrist? 4 Ways You Can Speed Up Your Healing

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If you fractured your wrist and the splint or cast has been taken off, your wrist may still take some time to completely heal. Your doctor may send you to physical therapy to help with this, but you can also do some things on your own to help speed up your recovery time, four of which are listed below. Massage the Soft Tissue Massage the soft tissue around the fractured bone in your wrist.…

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Primary Care Physician: 4 Helpful Tips For Choosing A Doctor You'll Like

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If you are looking for a new doctor, you might be wondering how you should go about choosing one. While it can be daunting to choose a new primary care physician because there are endless choices, you can make it easier. Just follow these four tips:  1. Consider Traits You should start by determining what traits you want in a doctor. For example, you could choose a doctor that is personable; or you could opt for a doctor that has several years of experience.…

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FAQs About Breast Pain

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Breast pain is more common than some realize. In many instances, the pain is not cause for concern. In others, it can be a sign of an underlying condition that requires medical intervention. If you are experiencing breast pain, here is what you need to know.  Are There Different Types of Breast Pain? There are two main categories of breast pain. Cyclical breast pain generally occurs within days of the beginning and ending of your menstrual cycle.…

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3 Ways To Use Your Daily Commute Time To Prevent Dementia

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An estimated 5 million Americans over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This condition, which can affect the brain’s ability to store and recall memories, is often accompanied by dementia. If you are worried about the effect that a potential Alzheimer’s diagnosis could have on not only the quality of your own life, but the stress this diagnosis could place on your friends and family, taking actions to prevent dementia can be beneficial.…

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What To Expect During Your Gum Graft Procedure

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Receding gums are not just unattractive. They can cause tooth sensitivity and, if left unaddressed, may lead to the deterioration of the underlying bone and subsequent loosening of the teeth. Luckily, there’s a common procedure for addressing receding gums: gum grafts. This procedure is typically performed by an oral surgeon.  Preparing For the Procedure Gum grafts are typically performed under local anesthetic. (In other words, you’ll be given a shot of Lidocaine or a similar substance that will numb your mouth but leave you conscious.…

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3 Common Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

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Do you feel as if your body image doesn’t meet the standards to which you hold it? It could be the case that a cosmetic surgeon can help you achieve your ideal body image. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about a few of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures. Tummy Tuck This is a procedure that is commonly employed by those who have recently lost quite a bit of weight or have recently finished their pregnancy term.…

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LASIK Or PRK? Which Is Right For You?

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If you are tired of putting on glasses or inserting contacts every morning, then you may be considering laser eye surgery. Though laser eye surgery is often referred to as “LASIK,” LASIK is actually just one type of laser eye surgery – though a very common one. Another common type of laser eye surgery is called PRK, or post-retinal keratinopathy. It’s important to know a little bit about each procedure so that you can choose the one that’s right for you.…

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Preventing Loss Of Vision To Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, can slowly degrade your vision with few symptoms until you have a major loss of eyesight. Regular eye examinations are the best defense against this incurable eye disease. Here is what you need to know about AMD and how to keep it from stealing your vision. AMD Damages the Retina There are two forms of AMD and both damage the retina. If sufficiently damaged, you can lose all or part of your vision.…

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