3 Everyday Things You Might Do That Can Affect Your Hearing

Most people consider hearing loss to be an age-related issue or something that happens because of a sudden loud blast or injury to the ear drum. However, your hearing is a sense that is far more delicate than you probably realize. In fact, many people who show up for a hearing test with an audiologist have no idea why they are unable to hear as well as they once did. The truth is, there are probably things you do almost every day that affect how well you can hear.   Read More...

Two Reasons Why You Stopped Having Your Period

Although they can be bothersome, people who have periods generally get used to having them around. So it can be a significant source of concern when menstruation suddenly ceases unexpectedly and seemingly without cause. Here are two reasons why you may not be having periods anymore and what can be done about it: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Missed or absent periods is one symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome. This is a hormonal disorder characterized by excess male hormones and an imbalance in your metabolism.   Read More...

Four Tips For Making Your Elderly Parent's Home Safer

At some point, your elderly parent's health may begin to deteriorate in a way that hinders day to day activity. One of the most common dangers for an elderly parent is falling. If you believe that your elderly parent is starting to have these types of health problems, it's time to consider what you can do to make your parent safer. This way, your parent can still live in the comfort of their own home without it endangering their life.   Read More...

Could Your Smartphone Be The Key To Avoiding Permanent Stroke Damage?

If you've occasionally found yourself wondering how you'd be able to seek medical treatment if you were suddenly and unexpectedly debilitated by a blood clot or hemorrhage in your brain, you may be right to worry--stroke is the third-highest cause of death in the U.S. and constitutes the number one cause of long-term disability. However, advances in technology have made it easier than ever for doctors to evaluate stroke patients and provide emergency treatment, often without being in the same room or even the same country.   Read More...

Back Pain Plagues You Day And Night? Improve Your Body Mechanics

If your back hurts day and night, and you don't have arthritis, a back injury, or another condition that causes back pain, check your body mechanics. Body mechanics describes how you move and position your body when you perform different activities and actions, such as bending, pulling, and even walking. If you rely on your back to perform tasks or activities, you can injure or stress out your spine and the tissues that support it.   Read More...