If you are an amputee who has an artificial limb, you probably love the changes that your prosthetic has made in your life. To help prevent any infections or other problems and to continue enjoying your limb for as long as possible, you must keep it clean. Luckily, doing so should be pretty easy once you get used to it. These are a few tips for keeping your artificial limb clean.
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can cause you to gradually go blind. It doesn't usually cause other symptoms that alert you to it's development. It can cause a lot of damage before you realize you have it if you don't get regular eye examinations. If your eye doctor catches glaucoma early, before it causes vision loss, the right treatments may be able to protect your eyesight. While there isn't a cure for glaucoma, there are treatments that can stop its progression.
Making the decision to enter a drug rehabilitation center is a good one, but you may not know how to prepare for your program. Here are some ways you can start getting ready for your time at rehab.
Avoid Changing Your Routine
It may be tempting to do drugs as much as you can before you enter rehab, but that is not a wise idea. Not only are you more at risk for overdosing if you do that, you also put more drugs into your system that you must detox from.
While many people in the United States are keenly aware of the risks of diseases such as cancer, most do not known that cardiovascular disease (or heart disease) is the number one killer of both men and women in this country. As such, heart doctors and medical researchers alike are constantly working to find better ways to treat and prevent heart disease and cardiac-related deaths to reduce those numbers and help those at risk to stay healthy and alive for longer.
If you are about to give birth, and you have decided you would like to give breastfeeding a try, you are about to embark on a wonderful bonding experience with your new baby. Breastfeeding is extremely beneficial nutritionally and it also can give you an emotional attachment to your newborn. Here are some tips you can use to get started with the breastfeeding experience.
It is important to try to breastfeed your newborn within a few hours of your delivery, if possible.