STD Testing: What To Expect At Your Visit To A Free Clinic

If you have never received an STD test at a free clinic before, don't worry. The staff, nurses, and doctors there are compassionate professionals who have seen and heard just about everything. The most important thing to remember is to be honest about everything they ask you, even if you find the subject matter embarrassing. The following is a guide to tell you what to expect at your visit. If You Are Having Symptoms Read More 

Three Gentle Ways To Help A Family Member Dealing With Hearing Loss

Having a family member begin to lose his or her hearing can pose a challenge to your relationship, as the person might become withdrawn or even irritable because of the problem. Although getting hearing aids can drastically improve the person's quality of life, many people feel slightly resistant to scheduling an appointment for a hearing test to determine if hearing aids can help them. If you're noticing that the person's hearing isn't up to par, you can provide some gentle coaxing to encourage the family member to visit a hearing specialist and get tested. Read More 

A Care Provider May Enhance Memory With The Right Cleaning Products

Your loved one's memory may not be what it once was, but that does not mean you should neglect it or stop attempting to mend his or her mental abilities. Yet, you may be hurting his or her memory by not guarding which cleaning products are used in the home. A good home caretaker is aware of some of the dangers in common household cleaners. They will help your loved one eliminate harmful products and replace them with memory-friendly options. Read More 

Is Carpal Tunnel Pain Keeping You From Working? Try These Simple Exercises To Relieve The Pain

If you make your living with your hands, you can't afford to be sidelined with carpal tunnel syndrome. As soon as you start experiencing pain, weakness or tingling in your wrists, you need to seek medical care. In addition to the treatment you receive from your physician, there are some simple things you can do at home. These home exercises will help alleviate the pain and weakness in your wrists so you can get back to work. Read More 

Finger Joint Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The arthritis in your hands makes it painful to bend your fingers. Your grasp is weak making it difficult to hold onto anything. Your doctor has recommended a finger joint replacement to relieve your pain and give you back some flexibility in your hand. Here is what makes up this procedure and what to expect when recovering from it. Arthritis Destroys the Finger Joints At the ends of the bones in your finger joints are small cartilage pads that cushion the bones as they move against each other. Read More