How Can You Minimize The Side Effects Of IV Therapy?

If you've recently been told you will need to seek intravenous (IV) therapy for anemia, sickle cell disease, diabetes, or another ailment, you may be wondering what to expect. Although the infusion of fluids into a vein over an extended period of time can sometimes cause complications in your veins and surrounding tissues, there are fortunately many ways to help minimize or even eliminate some of the more common side effects of long-term IV therapy. [Read More]

Exploring 4 Different Types Of Dental Braces

For cosmetic reasons, some people need dental braces in order to have a beautiful and healthy smile. In addition to being beneficial for your self-esteem, properly aligned teeth are also easier to clean. Dental braces are also ideal for correcting a number of different dental issues including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, and overbite. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, there are a number of different types of braces for you to choose from. [Read More]

Diabetic Foot Care: When You Should Stop Treating Your Own Feet And Let An Orthopedic Specialist Do It

Although you may have been taking care of your own feet up to the point that you were diagnosed with diabetes, the fact remains that you now require very special foot care to keep your feet and toes healthy. There are many reasons why you need to stop clipping your own toenails and see an orthopedic specialist. All of them are related to your diabetes. Decreased Circulation Equals Increased Infection [Read More]

Aquatic Therapy Helps You Live With Severe Nerve Damage Conditions

Despite what many people may believe, nerve damage is actually pretty common. In fact, over 20 million individuals in America suffer from the nerve condition known as peripheral neuropathy at some point in their lives. Read on to learn more about this condition and how aquatic physical therapy can help alleviate the painful symptoms. What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? This specific condition can be caused by serious damage to the body's peripheral nervous system, which is part of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and sends signals throughout your body. [Read More]