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Home care options for patients with English as a second language

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

For many people with limited English, much of the burden of caring for their needs can fall to friends and family who speak their home language. Even for patients who have previously had relatively strong English skills the early stages of cognitive disorders, such as dementia, or Alzheimers, can often cause people to revert back to the language they spoke as a child. Here are some options for home care support for people with English as a second language.  Carers with the same language  You can often find carers who speak the same...

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Why Doesn’t Your Orthodontist Want You to Chew Gum?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you’re a regular gum chewer, you may be disappointed to learn that your orthodontist views gum as something you shouldn’t chew while you have your braces on. While you may not see the point of avoiding gum, because it isn’t hard enough to break your braces like other foods you’re told not to eat, it is important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions here. Chewing gum may extend your treatment time and may even damage your teeth. Read this article to learn why you avoid it.  How Chewing Gum Affects...

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Getting Help for Your Child’s Feet

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have an active child, it can be sad to see them laid up and not able to play sports due to their sore feet. If your child seems to be unable to walk or has started walking in an odd way, it can be well worth getting them checked out by a sports podiatrist to get the underlying cause of your child’s foot pain worked out. Here are some issues that they may experience and how they can be fixed. Flat feet While flat feet don’t tend to suddenly appear, children can aggravate flat feet after a period of heavy exercise or may...

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How A Well-Baby Clinic Can Benefit New Parents

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Well-baby clinics are staffed by paediatric or child health nurses and are run with the intention of providing new parents with information and support in relation to the health and well-being of their baby and parenting in general. The clinics are run in medical centres, and your midwife or GP can tell you if your local medical centre offers a well-baby clinic. These clinics are easy to access, with many adopting a drop-in model and even a telephone advice service. Additionally, the clinic staff can link up with your GP and share information...

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Causes of Gum Recession and Surgical Treatment Options Available

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Gum recession, also referred to as gingival recession, is a condition whereby your gums retract from your teeth’s surface. When it is mild, it is hardly physically noticeable, but you will experience heightened tooth sensitivity when taking hot or cold foods. However, in some individuals, it is drastic and poses a risk to their overall oral health. What causes gum recession? There are a myriad of reasons why one would develop gum recession. One of the most common causes is vigorous brushing of teeth especially when using a hard bristle...

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Understanding The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis And Hearing Loss

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Although often associated with joint degradation, rheumatoid arthritis can affect several parts of your body. It’s an inflammatory autoimmune disease, and the condition can cause your body’s immune system to damage your inner ear. Additionally, medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can damage your hearing. Here’s an overview of how these two factors can contribute to hearing loss and the associated treatment options: Medication-Induced Hearing Loss  Rheumatoid arthritis is often treated with salicylates and...

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Carotid Artery Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Carotid artery disease is extremely serious, often causing strokes that prove to be either life-changing or fatal. Unfortunately, it isn’t a disease that is understood by most of the general population. Here’s a quick overview of the disease, plus its risk factors and symptoms. What are Carotid Arteries? If you place your fingers on each side of your neck, just below the jaw, you should be able to feel blood pulsing through your carotid arteries. It is these two large blood vessels that are responsible for providing oxygenated...

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A Comparison Between Dental Implants and Dental Fixed Bridges

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have recently lost some teeth, you may be wondering what your options are concerning the missing space in your smile. Read on and learn about two common tooth restoration options (dental implants and dental fixed bridges) in case you have recently lost some teeth. Use this information to select the most appropriate restoration method for your needs. Dental Implants A dental implant is a replacement for the root of a natural tooth. The implant is anchored onto the bone of your jaw during a surgical procedure. Once the bone and the...

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Natural Solutions For Sleep Apnoea

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Sleep apnoea is a frightening sleep disorder that causes the sufferer to stop breathing for short periods while they sleep.  The condition causes the muscles of the throat to collapse, constricting the airways and consequently depriving the brain of oxygen.  The condition can predispose sufferers to serious complications like stroke, diabetes and heart disease.  People who suffer from sleep apnoea are usually prescribed a CPAP machine, which delivers oxygen via a cumbersome mask throughout the night.  However, there are...

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Channel Your Inner Sports Physiotherapist To Prevent Injuries To The Beginner Runner

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

New year, new you. That’s the mantra for thousands of Australians each year when they decide it’s hip to get fit! Running is one of the cheapest exercises you can choose to boost your exercising endeavours. All you need is a new pair of shoes and the motivation to get those legs out the front door. The problem is, your over-enthusiastic attitude could send you straight to the injury bench if you do not follow two rules designed to protect newbie runners.  Follow The 10% Rule While your mind may be willing to tackle a 10 km...

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