Skin Cancer Self-Examination Guide

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Skin Cancer Self-Examination Guide

Skin cancer can be cured if it is detected early enough.  Although it’s recommended that you attend your local health clinic regularly for health checks, you should also carry out self-examination on a monthly basis, especially if you work outdoors or spend a lot of time outside during the summer months. So, how do you carry out self-examination and what warning signs should you be looking out for?  Read on for a helpful guide. What you’ll need for your self-examination a brightly lit space a full-length mirror a hand...

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Why Won’t Your Dentist Fit Veneers On Your Teen?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Won’t Your Dentist Fit Veneers On Your Teen?

Fitting veneers onto teeth can be a good way of fixing both cosmetic and dental problems. Often used to create a brighter smile, veneers can also cover up crooked teeth or teeth that have been discoloured by damage. If your teenager has dental problems or wants a whiter smile, they may ask if they can have veneers fitted. While you may agree to this solution, your dentist may not always have the same opinion. Why is your dentist advising against veneers for your teen? Developmental Issues Dentists may not be happy about fitting veneers on...

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Types of Vascular Disease and Factors That Would Make You Susceptible

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Types of Vascular Disease and Factors That Would Make You Susceptible

Your body comprises of a complex network of blood vessels such as arteries, capillaries and veins. This network of blood vessels functions to carry blood to and from the heart to the various parts of your body. As such, vascular ailments should be treated with utmost seriousness. One of the more common reasons why people would develop trouble with their vascular system is because of atherosclerosis. This is plaque accumulated within the blood vessels, making them stiff and decreasing the diameter of the vessel. Atherosclerosis can the cause a...

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What can I legally be asked at a pre-employment medical?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What can I legally be asked at a pre-employment medical?

Many jobs require a pre-employment medical. These are supposed to ensure that the prospective applicant can physically carry out the job that they are applying for. Applicants may be nervous about revealing their medical history to a prospective employer but they are legally protected in a range of ways during a pre-employment medical.  What can I be asked? You can be asked to provide evidence that you are generally fit and can fulfil any of the requirements of the job. This can include proof that you have enough physical fitness and...

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3 Tips For Getting Kids To Wear Their Glasses

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Getting Kids To Wear Their Glasses

When your optometrist prescribes glasses for your child, you may be wondering how on earth you’ll get your child to wear them every day. Wearing glasses can take some time to adjust to, and there can be several reasons for a child not wanting to wear them. They may feel self-conscious or think their peers will react negatively to them wearing glasses. Their glasses may also feel uncomfortable, which can be because they are not used to them or because the frames need to be adjusted. You can help your child adjust to wearing glasses and...

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Effective Pain Relief Options For A Drug-Free Birth

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Effective Pain Relief Options For A Drug-Free Birth

Achieving a natural, drug-free birth is a common goal for many Australian mothers-to-be. However, the prospect of enduring a painful or prolonged labour is a daunting and sometimes frightening prospect. Fortunately, there are a number of effective and drug-free ways that you can minimise the pain of childbirth and maximise your likelihood of getting through labour without the need for drugs. A TENS machine TENS is an acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A TENS machine is a small, battery powered device that is attached to...

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How to Help an Ageing Parent Choose a Hearing Aid

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Help an Ageing Parent Choose a Hearing Aid

If your ageing parent needs a hearing aid, it’s good to ensure that they address this as soon as possible. Not being able to hear can be dangerous; they may not hear a siren behind them when driving and may overlook the sounds of something boiling over on the stovetop, running water and other hazards in the home. Your ageing parent may resist getting hearing aids because they’re afraid of how they will look or aren’t sure of the right type, so note a few tips for helping them choose the best one for them. In the canal models...

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Tips To Help You Prevent The Recurrence Of A Plantar Fasciitis Sports Injury

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips To Help You Prevent The Recurrence Of A Plantar Fasciitis Sports Injury

Plantar fasciitis is a common heel injury that occurs when the foot ligaments known as Plantar Fascia become overly stressed because of excessive pressure. Heel pain is a common symptom of a plantar fasciitis and it’s possible for this injury to recur if you fail to protect your feet properly. The tips provided below can help you prevent the recurrence of a plantar fasciitis. Learn the Correct Foot Posture Maintaining the wrong foot posture during sports, especially during sports that involve running or high impact sports, is one reason...

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Top Signs That You Need to Replace Your Hearing Aids

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Signs That You Need to Replace Your Hearing Aids

If you currently wear hearing aids, you should know that they won’t last forever. Aside from replacing them when they get damaged or are worn out due to age, there are some other reasons to replace them. Look for the following signs when determining if now is a good time to get a new pair of hearing aids. You Have Had Lifestyle Changes When you have significant lifestyle changes, it is often a good reason to consider what type of hearing aids you have now, and whether a different style will be more suited to that lifestyle. For example,...

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