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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]