Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s: 4 Dos And Don’ts To Make Coping Easier

If you have a loved one who is struggling with Alzheimer's disease, you need to educate yourself on how this disease affects the brain, as well as the lives of the patient and family members. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease which affects cognitive abilities and also causes problems with memory and changes in behavior. Whether you are a caregiver or you are helping your loved one adjust to life in an Alzheimer's care facility, there are several ways to help everyone involved face the challenges. Read More 

Is Training For A Long-Distance Run Harming Your Joints? What Are Your Options?

If you've taken up distance running during the last couple of years, you may find that your endurance has significantly increased -- but at a cost to your ankles, knees, and other joints. High-impact sports like running can put a lot of strain on your joints without proper support, and even quality running shoes may not have the extra cushioning you need for double-digit mile runs. Read on to learn more about some of your options if you're unhappy with the way distance running is making your joints feel. Read More 

Having A Hard Time Getting Pregnant? A Few Tests To Ask For Now

If you are a female and have been trying naturally to get pregnant and you haven't been successful after months of trying, there are a few things you'll have to consider. If you have been trying to watch what days you are ovulating and the most fertile with attempts to reproduce, you want to keep track of your attempts. When you go to your obstetrician's office, you'll want to talk about the following options to get some more answers for your failed attempts. Read More 

Preparing For Your Baby’s First Visit To The Pediatrician: Five Things To Consider

If you are preparing for the arrival of your new baby, you'll want to include getting ready for his or her first visit to the pediatrician. This can help to ensure the little one has a smooth transition of care from the hospital to the pediatrician, and it gives you a way to keep on track with his or her medical care in those critical first days. Here are just a few things you should know about this first visit. Read More 

Treating Your Hemorrhoids: At-Home Care Until You Can Get Medical Intervention For Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids develop for a number of reasons, but they tend to form when you are constipated and strain too hard to go to the bathroom. They are swollen veins in the lower part of your rectum and anus. While hemorrhoids don't usually improve on their own and will likely need medical intervention, there are a number of ways you can try to ease the symptoms that arise from a hemorrhoid flare up. Read More