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3 Tips to Fight Back against Joint Flares

Increased disease activity when you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is referred to as "flares." You may experience increased pain, stiffness, and fatigue that are more difficult to manage, even with your current treatments. During a flare, there are ways you can make the symptoms more manageable. Elevate Affected Joints Generally, you should not use a joint that is flaring. This is unreasonable in most situations, especially if your hands or weight bearing joints are a problem. Read More 

Could Hearing Loss Contribute To Your Parent’s Depression?

We are in a time where the baby boomer generation is beginning to retire and age. More and more children of aging parents, such as you, will begin to notice the regular aging process of their parents. However, one thing that you may not notice is the that effects aging, such as hearing loss, may be contributing to your parents' mental health. Although it is normal to have some hearing loss occur, if your parent is having trouble communicating with others, it is a major sign that hearing aids are needed. Read More 

How To Figure Out Your Child’s Asthma Warning Signs

If your child experiences asthma attacks, it is up to you to help your child fight their asthma. One of the best ways to fight your child's asthma is to be aware of the warning signs. Once you are aware of your child's warning signs, you can move one step closer towards developing an asthma prevention plan with your child and your child's doctor. Work With Your Child's Doctor Let your child's doctor know that you want to take steps towards creating an asthma prevention plan. Read More 

Hospice Pain Control: Allaying Common Concerns

A key component of hospice care is pain control. No terminally ill patient in a hospice program should ever have to suffer any more discomfort than necessary. Many patients considering hospice care, as well as their family members, may have concerns about what pain management in a hospice setting entails. Here is a closer look at some questions and concerns about this important health issue you might have. What medications will they put me on? Read More 

Common Pregnancy-Related Foot Problems: Causes And Treatments

Pregnancy comes with many symptoms, some good and some bad. One of the most common, less-frequently discussed symptoms of pregnancy is foot pain. Since pregnancy changes so much about your body, it can change your entire center of gravity and gait. This can be very hard on your feet. Here are some of the most common causes of pregnancy-related foot pain, and what you can do to treat them. Over Pronation: Over pronation is when your arches collapse when you stand or walk. Read More