Understanding Spinal Stenosis

If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you may be concerned about how it will affect your future. Understanding your condition is important. Knowing what symptoms to watch for will help you take a proactive approach to your health. What is spinal stenosis? Spinal stenosis occurs as the result of the open spaces in your spinal column becoming narrow. In some cases, this narrowing causes pressure on the nerves that travel through the spinal cord as well as the spinal cord itself. Read More 

Treating Common Injuries In Children

If you have a small child, there are bound to be injuries that happen every once in a while. Knowing how to take care of the most common ones is important so the injuries will heal properly. There are some instances when you will need to bring your child to a doctor if you are not able to take care of the injury on your own. Here are some of the more common injuries that occur when a child is small and some instructions on how to treat them. Read More 

Motivating Your Child To Exercise More

Treating exercise as an important family value will cause your children to value exercise more. Have your entire family get into the car, drive to the park and engage in fun activities that keep everyone active. When the entire family exercises together, this will send a message to your children about the importance of doing so. Exercise as a Family To make family exercises easier, pick a time when your family is the most likely to be together and schedule this as a moment to exercise. Read More 

The Emotional Case For Assisted Living

As the daughter of an elderly mother, you know all too well the degree to which the medical community has come to the rescue for your family following your mom's injury. The recommended next move is to relocate her to an assisted-living facility, and the decision is weighing on your shoulders.  No doubt it's a big decision for you both financially and emotionally. On the finance side, the average monthly price tag for a one-bedroom assisted living unit was $3,500 as of 2014, and that number tends to rise with inflation. Read More 

Stay Comfortable And Avoid Complications - Steps For Preventing Varicose Veins

Even the most fortunate people with the greatest blessings in the world cannot avoid the complications that come with old age. As you get older and you have to pay more attention to your health, it's important that you take steps to avoid conditions that may limit your mobility and increase your discomfort. Varicose veins can have a strong impact in both ways. An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure, so rather than struggle with varicose veins in your later years, the guide below will provide you with some steps you can take to prevent their development and ensure you remain in good vascular health. Read More