Questions To Ask When Interviewing A Home Caregiver

There are many benefits to hiring an in-home caregiver for your elderly loved one. For starters, having in-home care can save money when compared to the costs of moving into a nursing home. It will also give your loved one the added comfort of being able to stay in a place that's comfortable and familiar. Furthermore, for senior spouses, an in-home caregiver can provide physical assistance while the other spouse can continue to give emotional support.

Think Before You Drink-- 4 Unfriendly Drinks For Those With Nut Allergies

Are you allergic to nuts but enjoy a nice drink at the end of the day? If so, you need to make sure you don't drink anything that could cause you to have an allergic reaction. Here are some drinks that you should stay away from: Amaretto Amaretto is almond-flavored liquor used in a number of drinks. Some amaretto is stronger than others, which often means they include more almonds. Some of these liquors, especially the less expensive types, are only made with artificial almond extract, which could be safe for those with nut allergies.

Sit Up Straight: A Guide To Overcoming 'Smartphone Stress'

Most working people in the U.S. own and use cell phones -- in fact, according to a Pew Research study, 58 percent of American adults have a smartphone these days. And a lot of those people check their phones, read on their phones and otherwise spend a lot of time hunched over their phones. That leads to pain from repetitive muscle use and improper posture. If you find that using computers, mobile devices and smartphones take up a big chunk of your day, you may wish to consult an occupational therapist for help in minimizing the strains these things may cause during regular use.

5 Tips For Encouraging Your Child To Brush His Teeth

If you want your child to develop healthy permanent teeth, it is very important to teach good oral hygiene habits early on. Encouraging your child to brush his teeth will help prevent cavities and other oral health problems. Here are five great tips for encouraging your child to brush his teeth. Buy Your Child Flavored Toothpaste Many children do not like the taste of regular toothpaste, so consider buying your child a flavored toothpaste.

3 Things To Know About The Natural Curvature In Your Neck

One of the things a chiropractor will do at your first visit is to take x-rays. These x-rays tell the condition of your spine, and they often reveal problems with your neck's cervical curve. This curve is important for good health, and here are three things you should know about this. 1. What the Cervical Curve Is If you look at the x-rays of your neck, you should see a forward curve in your neck.

Drinking And Eating Aids For Seniors With Arthritis

Seniors who suffer from arthritis can have difficulty eating from regular plates and drinking glasses. Any attempt to raise a regular drinking glass to their mouths could result in embarrassment when it goes crashing to the floor due to severe pain or weak fingers and wrists. Use of forks may cause food to be pushed off the plate and also end up on the floor. This can be frustrating for seniors, especially if they had previously enjoyed a very active and independent lifestyle.

Psychological Dependency On Non-Addictive Substances: How It Is Similar To Physical Addiction

As many people enter recovery centers they are surprised to discover that not all addictions are rooted in the physical realm. Some addictions are purely psychological, although the side effects of not having what one is addicted to are very much the same as a physical addiction. As you will see, there are some valid medical reasons why, and how, the treatment process differs. If any of this sounds familiar to you, you may have a psychological rather than physical addiction.

Changes You Should Expect At The Local Family Practice Due To Healthcare Reform

With the new implementation of regulations revolving around medical insurance in the last few years, you may find that the expected experience at your family practitioner's office has changed if it has been a while since a visit. While new regulations have brought about changes both good and bad for patients and medical care providers alike, there are a few that will have a direct impact on how family practices operate.