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How To Treat And Prevent Hearing Loss From Hazardous Noise On The Job

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Treat And Prevent Hearing Loss From Hazardous Noise On The Job

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 22 million American workers are exposed to loud noise levels at work. These noise levels are considered hazardous and can lead to hearing loss if a person is exposed on a long-term basis. If you work at a place that is overly noisy, you may want to take steps to protect your hearing. If you do not, you could end up with permanent hearing loss, which may cause you to need hearing aids. How Are The Ears Affected By Loud Noise? A person hears when sound waves enter into the person’s ears. These waves make vibrations, which are sent to the inner part of the ears. Inside your inner ear, you will find a part called the cochlea. This part contains hairs, and this is the part of...

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Three Tips For Safely Clipping Toenails That Have A Fungus Infection

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Tips For Safely Clipping Toenails That Have A Fungus Infection

The more often you wander outside without adequate foot protection, the more you’re at risk of getting a serious toenail fungal infection. While toenail fungal infections vary in the amount of pain and discoloration they cause, they all make it significantly more difficult for you to do routine things like clipping your toenails. To make sure that you don’t cause a lot of pain or exacerbate your fungal infection, remember these three tips when you’re clipping infected toenails. Make Sure You’re Not Using Clippers That Are Only Designed For Fingernails You might be able to get away with using small fingernail clippers instead of toenail clippers when you don’t have any infection. But since the fungi will make your toenails both thicker and more susceptible to separating from your feet completely, using fingernail clippers for everything becomes a very...

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Three Signs Of Damage To Look For While Changing Out Your Hearing Aid’s Wax Filter

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Signs Of Damage To Look For While Changing Out Your Hearing Aid’s Wax Filter

To save as much money as you can, it’s important to deal with any emergent maintenance problems with your hearing aid as soon as possible. While it’s not always easy to notice a problem with your hearing aid’s internal electronic parts, some things can be noticed when you’re doing something as simple as changing out a wax filter. When you remove your hearing aid’s wax filter and put in a new one, look for these three signs that your hearing aid needs repair work. You Can’t Get The Old Filter Out Without Using Your Fingernails An old hearing aid wax filter should come out effortlessly when you use a removal tool provided in a wax filter replacement pack. Whether the tool is the other side of the stick a replacement filter is attached to or an external instrument, it’s...

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How a Physiotherapist Will Help with Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How a Physiotherapist Will Help with Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Do you have bad arthritis in your knee? Have you suffered a severe injury to this part of your body? Has your doctor told you that a total knee replacement is the only way to ease your pain and improve your mobility? If so, aside from your surgeon and your doctor, there is another health professional that you will be interacting with a lot: a physiotherapist. Here’s a look at how your physiotherapist will be able to help you before and after your total knee replacement. Before the Surgery You might be thinking that you won’t need to work with a physiotherapist until after your surgery; however, this health care professional can actually be very helpful prior to your total knee replacement. Being in good physical health before your surgery will make the recovery better. Prior to the surgery,...

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Tell-Tale Signs Your Toddler Is Having Trouble Seeing

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tell-Tale Signs Your Toddler Is Having Trouble Seeing

People of all ages can suffer from vision problems, even those cute little toddlers; and while a toddler’s vision can certainly be corrected, treating his or her vision problems can be a bit more difficult than treating an adult’s. After all, it’s not like your 23 month old is going to tell you that the pictures in the books you are reading him are fuzzy or that the images on a beloved cartoon are distorted. So, how can you tell if your toddler is having difficulty seeing? Look for the following signs to help you determine if your child is having a vision problem. Proximity to Things Does your toddler stand super close to the TV when their favorite cartoon is on? Perhaps you notice that he or she holds books right up to their nose when flipping through...

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Why Is Your Little Toe Crooked?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does your little toe seem crooked compared to your others? Sometimes this is just a minor genetic abnormality and nothing to worry about, but other times, it could mean that you have hammer toe. Here’s a look at how to tell the difference, and what to do if you do think you’re developing hammer toe in your pinky toe. How long has your toe been like that? Can you remember a time when your toe was straight? If not, you were probably born with crooked little toes. Unless they are rubbing on your shoes or causing you pain, there’s really no reason to worry. Just make sure you wear shoes that don’t press on them, and contact a podiatrist if you start developing any weird calluses or corns as a result of your crooked little toes. If you do...

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