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Mobility Equipment: What You Should Know About Stair Lifts

If you have mobility problems, you might be in need of a stair lift. They can help many people, from people who have a physical disability, to people overcoming a serious injury or illness. Stair lifts allow you to sit in a chair, which then glides up the stairs in your home. It is stable and secure, and prevents you from having to walk up and down the stairs. Here are some things to know about stair lifts before you purchase one.

Combat Common Side Effects Of Chemotherapy With Three Alternative Therapies

The effects of chemotherapy can be difficult to deal with, to say the least. While you understand that chemotherapy is an important part of your treatment plan, it doesn't lessen the impact it has on you and your day-to-day life. Below are three alternative therapies that can help to lessen the effects of chemotherapy and get you back to living your life. Massage Therapy Stress, aches and pains, and overall discomfort are common side effects associated with chemotherapy.

How You Can Properly Prepare For Your Homebirth

For many pregnant women, a homebirth with the help of a midwife is a great option for delivering your baby. A homebirth can provide a personalized and natural experience with a midwife you build a personal connection with, but it's important to plan it right. Here are some tips to help ensure you properly prepare for your homebirth and remain as comfortable as possible throughout the process. Prepare Your Home

Breathe Easily And Comfortably - Knowing When You Need A CPAP Chin Strap

The development of continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machines has been a revelation for untold numbers of people who previously suffered through many nights of no sleep. Yet for some people, the machine itself is not sufficient for full comfort. If you've had trouble sleeping in your mask or wearing it snugly, you should consider all possible solutions. Below, you'll find a guide to some signs that a chin strap for your CPAP machine may be the right choice for you.

Daddy Boot Camp

So, your wife or girlfriend is pregnant and you cannot be more excited, but you also cannot be more nervous. This is completely normal and to be expected for a soon-to-be father. You might feel like you need parenting classes or help. Here are a few steps to walk you through how to be the most supportive you can be through the birthing process: The Basics For centuries, the birthing process was left strictly to the women.

What To Expect In Total Hip Replacement Recovery

If your physician recommends a total hip replacement, you may be worried about what your future holds.  What should you expect from recovery? Although the entire rehabilitation process can take up to a year, the first few weeks are critical to your successful hip replacement.   What to Expect in Immediate Recovery For a total hip surgery, you can expect to stay in the hospital 2-4 days.  If you are making repairs to a previous hip replacement, your hospital stay may be longer.

Does Dad Have a Need for Speed? How to Keep Older Drivers Safe on the Road

Since taking away an older driver's keys is not something that anyone looks forward to, it's important that people understand how to keep older drivers safe on the road until you really have to put your foot down. Here's more information about what you can do and why. Make sure older drivers see an eye doctor annually. Eyes naturally lose their acuity as people age, so annual check-ups are extremely important to ensure that drivers can see everything on the road clearly.

What Could Be Causing That Constant Ache In Your Neck?

Neck pain can be miserable and interfere with your daily activities. There are three common causes, but through rest, lifestyle changes, and medical treatment, you may find significant relief. Neck Strain Neck strain is the most common cause of neck pain, but with proper care, it may resolve over time. You need to examine whether you are holding your neck in awkward positions during daily activities such as hunching over while working on the computer or as you are driving.

Learn The Three Key Questions To Ask When Looking For A Midwife

If you are pregnant and considering a home birth, having the right midwife is very important. You will more than likely interview many midwives before choosing the right one for you. If you have never chosen a midwife before, it can be difficult to know what to look for during your search. Use the following guide to learn what things to ask midwives to ensure you are able to find one that will make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

Fad Diets Versus Proper Nutrition: What You Should Know

When it comes to the beginning of a new year, many people start off with every intention to get fit and healthy once and for all. A big part of any health plan or resolution is to change your diet and eating habits. The question is how to do so. There are so many different diet options available, and every year there are new fad diets that everyone swears by. In order to decipher the healthy diets from the fads, you need to know what to watch out for and what is best for your health.