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Tips For Preventing Neck Pain

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are a number of different possible causes for neck pain, ranging from sprains and injuries associated with ligaments and tendons and muscles around the upper spine to cervical stenosis or a herniated disc. But there are a number of things you can do to help minimize the chance of sprain or injury to the soft tissues. Below are some tips you can follow to help protect your neck from pain: Use an Orthopedic Pillow Orthopedic pillows (also known as cervical pillows) are designed to provide support for the spaces below the neck and head. They do this by providing depressions where your head will go and by offering raised areas for your neck. This helps keep your neck in alignment with your spine. Sleep on Your Back The ideal resting position for your spine is when you’re sleeping...

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3 Tips For Adjusting To Life With A Hearing Aid

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While the ability to hear sounds you haven’t heard in years is truly a blessing, having this sudden ability can also be overwhelming for many people. Consequently, it is not unusual for individuals to go through an adjustment period directly after being fitted with their first hearing aid. If you have recently received your first hearing aid, the tips outlined below can help you adjust to the new way that you hear things so that you can truly enjoy all of the benefits these devices have to offer. Tip 1: Don’t Rush The Adjustment Process Adjusting to the amplified sounds you are now hearing can take time. Attempting to rush this process will only make wearing your hearing aid more uncomfortable and may eventually cause you to stop using it all together. Instead, start out in small intervals. For...

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Traumatic Stress: 3 Ways You Can Begin To Heal After A Serious Injury Or Illness

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve suffered a traumatic event—car accident, debilitating illness or incapacitating work injury—you are probably doing everything you can to get back to your old self. Following doctor’s orders regarding physiotherapy, pain medications and surgical procedures can go a long way in healing your physical body, but often the emotional toll such an injury takes on you is greater. In fact, emotional damage caused by such an event can have far reaching consequences and can affect almost every aspect of your life. Additionally, this emotional pain can endure long after your physical injuries have healed. Therefore, it’s vital to not ignore your emotional well being while healing from a traumatic event. Following are three ways you can heal both physically and emotionally through your own determination and willpower.   Allow Yourself To Grieve After a severe injury or illness,...

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Three Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Children love candy and sugary drinks, and these substances are never as prevalent as during the holiday season. To make matters worse, the holidays are a busy time for parents. Although most parents have the best intentions, it’s easy to overlook a child’s oral hygiene habits during this stressful season. To ensure your child’s teeth don’t suffer the consequences of endless sugar and forgotten tooth brushing sessions, follow these tips. Tip #1: Keep low-sugar holiday snacks around. During parties and family gatherings, it’s common to leave bowls of candy around for munching. A healthier option is to replace these snacks with other snacks that are equally as tasty, but not as sugary. Almonds, seasoned crackers, and pretzels and dip are all great choices that won’t leave as much sugar lingering on your child’s teeth (or your own) for hours....

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3 Tips For Keeping Your Prescription Eyeglasses In Top Shape

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your prescription eyeglasses open up the world of sight to you, sharpening images and making it easier for you to do things like spot street signs, read a blackboard, and enjoy a film. Your optometrist, like the Londonderry Eye Care Optometrists, works carefully with you to help you buy the prescription glasses that best correct your sight. Keep clear vision a top priority by taking special care of your prescription eyeglasses and protecting your investment. Here are three tips for keeping your prescription eyeglasses in top shape. Only use optometrist approved lens cleaning sprays. It is normal for your glasses to get dirty throughout the day. Whether there it is dust, dirt, or fingerprints, it is always a good idea to clean your glasses. Make sure that you proceed with caution before spraying a cleaning solution on to your lenses. You...

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