Keys to Good Environmental Home Health

For individuals recovering in the home, it is important to monitor environmental factors such air quality. In certain locations such as Southern California’s Victor Valley, dust and other airborne debris can easily accumulate in the home making breathing difficult for patients. Poor indoor air quality can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat as well as…

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Joint Replacement: What You Need to Know

As we become more active and age as a society, the risks for traumatic injury to our joints increase. There are several ways damage can occur and include arthritis or other diseases and injuries incurred from trauma or sporting activity. Furthermore, and especially for older people, years of use may cause joint erosion causing pain,…

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Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious problem in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million people have the disease in which levels of blood sugar are above normal. The disease affects the body’s ability to convert glucose into energy when the pancreas does not produce adequate amounts insulin or because the cells…

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Two Ways to Alleviate Your RA Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis affects young and old people alike and is an inflammatory disease targeting the joints of the body. The inflammation primarily affects the lining of the joints, known in medical circles as the synovial membrane. This inflamed lining erodes the cartilage, bone and sometimes results in joint deformity. Common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include…

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What Exactly Is An Occupational Therapist?

Nurse, Doctor, Respiratory, and Medical Assistant: there are a lot of careers in healthcare, but none are quite as misunderstood as the Occupational Therapist. These professionals play a pivotal role in hospital and home recovery from a variety of maladies including stroke, major surgery, and heart attack. A basic summary of the job of an…

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