It’s no surprise that exercise is good for you. What is surprising is exactly how good it is for the human body and mind. Exercise not only strengthens your heart and lungs, but it increases chemicals in your brain – norepinephrines -- that impact your brain’s response to stress. Exercise also releases endorphins, which promote happy feelings.
While our ears are self-cleaning, hearing aids are not, and need routine maintenance, according to Audiologist Susan Rogan. She explains that since hearing aids live in a moist, waxy environment, they need proper care to function well.
If you’ve ever sipped hot soup or taken a big bite of ice cream, and then felt a jolt of pain in your mouth, you might have tooth sensitivity. Sensitivity can affect just one tooth or several. The pain can be sharp and very sudden, and you can feel it down in the nerve endings of your teeth.
It’s a well-known fact that sugar is harmful for your teeth. What you may not know is that acid produced by bacteria in the mouth is the cause of cavities, according to Kimberly A. Harms, DDS, a spokeswoman for the American Dental Association.
Count carbohydrate grams. Exercise. Check blood sugar levels. Inspect feet to avoid infections. Take medicine. Repeat. Diabetes is a high-maintenance disease, requiring constant vigilance and daily dedication to be well.
We hear with more than our ears: gestures, body language, and eye contact work together to enhance communication. For hearing impaired people, these factors are even more important.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed or cancer has stricken a friend or loved-one, the disease always hits home.
A dental emergency can happen to anyone. Recently Tiger Woods had a tooth knocked out after being bumped by a cameraman with a large video recorder. Anything from a car accident to a sports injury to a random fall on an icy sidewalk can lead to an avulsed (knocked out) tooth, a fractured tooth, a jaw fracture, or other types of dental pain. Knowing what to do when an emergency occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
About one in every 10 adults in the United States is depressed and nearly two in every 10 have an anxiety disorder. Are you or a loved one suffering from anxiety or depression?
Dance is both an art form and a terrific method of exercise. Dancers can make it look easy, but in order to be a successful dancer you need to be aware of several behind-the-scenes factors that help keep dancers from getting injured.
Thanks to advances in cancer treatment more people than ever are surviving cancer. The result, according to the Association of Community Cancer Centers, has been a need to move from palliative care to long-term cancer survivorship and a survivorship care plan to see that survivors’ health, psychological and social needs are being met.
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