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What Are the 5 Types of Glaucoma?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Glaucoma, a vision condition that tends to be hereditary, is one of the leading causes of blindness, next to diabetes. It is a progressive disease that is caused by too much fluid pressure in the eyes, which damages the optic nerve cells. In addition to being hereditary, there are other risks for developing this disease, including age (over 40 years old), nearsightedness, hypertension, and eye injuries. Once you get to a certain age, your optometrist will likely start testing you for glaucoma. While it is not something that can be reversed, it can be treated so slow down the process and help you retain your vision. There are actually a few types of glaucoma that the optometrist will test for. Primary Open-Angle This is the most common type of glaucoma that affects many people. This type of glaucoma is...

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The Benefits of Regular Physiotherapy After Surgery or an Accident

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a patient has had an accident or surgery, he or she may be prescribed regular physiotherapy sessions with a physical therapist. Unfortunately some patients may skip these sessions simply because they don’t understand the benefit of having their joints manipulated by someone else or of taking the time to get a professional massage as prescribed. Consider some of the benefits of regular physiotherapy after surgery or an accident and note why you should never skip these types of appointments when they’ve been prescribed for you. 1. You May Experience Less Pain One common reason for pain after an accident is that muscles on one part of the body get injured so that muscles in other areas work harder to provide support. These muscles that are working harder are not meant to keep the body upright or support it...

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Utilising Wireless Technology to Get the Most out of Your Hearing Aids

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you currently removing your hearing aids each time you want to listen to music through headphones or use a hands-free kit for your mobile phone? It can be frustrating to have to lose sound quality when using certain devices and accessories, but wireless technology can enable you to hear clearly even when using headphones. You can link your hearing aids with a wireless streamer, which transmits sound from your personal audio devices straight to your hearing aids. Here’s what you need to know: Wireless Streamers Explained A wireless streamer is basically a small device that can transfer sound, using radio waves, from any wireless-enabled device to your hearing aids. Most personal audio devices, such as MP3 players, now come with a wireless function. When the wireless function on your personal audio device is switched on the streamer detects...

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Organising Medical Conferences

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For many medical communities in Australia, working in research can be very isolating. While Australia is famous for its medical advances, medical research often, by its nature, attracts quiet and introverted personalities who enjoy working alone. Getting scientists together to network and connect can help the big break-throughs occur by sharing of important data and insight. Most of the medical conferences in Australia tend to be organised by not-for-profit organisations, where professionals with day jobs do most of the organisational work for the conference, so planning is extremely important to make sure the conference is a success. Here is how to make sure that your medical conference is a success, both short term and  long term.  Profitability To ensure that your conference can operate this year, as well as future years, you need to make sure the conference turn...

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New, Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Pets

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the serious ailments that pet owners fear is canine osteoarthritis also referred to as degenerative joint disease. This ailment is a progressive and long-term worsening of the cartilage neighbouring the joints, which eventually leads to bone changes. Osteoarthritis is attributed as the major cause of lameness in dogs. Despite the fact that the ailment has no cure, much can be performed to control the related pain, stop the disease progression, and boost the quality of life of dogs. One of the novel treatments for osteoarthritis is stem cell therapy. Remember, physicians already implement stem cell treatments to treat persons with leukemia, blood disorders, and solid cancer growth. Thanks to medical advances, dogs can as well take advantage of stem cell therapy. A stem cell is basically a blank slate of tissue cell with the ability to regenerate tissue. They...

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