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  • How To Make The Day Of A Dental Procedure Go Smoothly For Your Child

    If your child will need to go to the dentist for an operation or procedure, they might be anxious about their upcoming appointment. Anything that you can do to help your child get through a dental procedure with a little fuss as necessary will help. Here are five things that you can do to help your child have a smooth day at the dentist and recovery. 1. Check in With the Dentist
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  • Another Day, Another Headache: Could Your Head Pain Be Caused By An Arteriovenous Malformation?

    While an occasional headache is usually nothing to worry about, persistent headaches that occur on a regular basis can be a symptom of a more serious disorder such as an arteriovenous malformation. Arteriovenous malformations, also known as AVM's, form when blood vessels in the brain that become tangled. When blood vessels connecting veins and arteries become entangled, the normal flow of blood is disrupted to parts of the brain. If left untreated, and AVM can rupture and cause bleeding in the brain or may lead to a stroke.
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  • 3 Ways Laser Surgery Is Used Everyday

    Laser surgery is a very common procedure. In the past years people have perfected the art of laser surgery so that it can be used for a variety of different procedures. Here are a couple things you might not have known that laser surgery could do. 1. LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery One of the most commonly known laser surgeries is for the eye. In this type of surgery the doctor will take a tiny laser and shave off layers of the person's cornea.
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  • Doula, Midwife Or Obstetrician: The Choice Is Yours

    Pregnant women have many options when it comes to designing their perfect birth plan. They are no longer restricted to stringent hospital rules or outdated beliefs about the birthing process. While some moms-to-be forego the hospital setting altogether when the big day arrives, others simply opt to integrate modern birthing techniques into labor. One of the most important decisions is who will assist with the delivery of your new bundle of joy?
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  • Understanding Glaucoma Treatment Options

    Glaucoma is a serious condition where the pressure inside the eye is too high, which can lead to vision loss. Patients are tested for glaucoma during routine eye exams, so it is important to see your eye doctor regularly, as the outcome of treatment for glaucoma is best when it is caught early. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, there are several treatment options that eye doctors use to help prevent vision loss and manage the condition.
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  • Titanium Dental Implant Technology Improves Treatment For Patients

    When dental implant technology first started, it would require up to six months of treatment in order to get dental implants. With new treatment options available, patients now spend less time in the dentist's chair and can have a new implant in as little as a day. While healing still needs to occur, the process has been streamlined for patients looking to replace missing teeth with the use of dental implants.
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  • Battle Of The Sexes: How Men And Women Differ In Orthopedic Injuries

    Plenty of old playground rhymes state that men and women are different enough to have come from different planets, but there are plenty of real-life corollaries to these silly exaggerations -- like in orthopedics. Men and women tend to be proven to different orthopedic injuries -- so how do you know which areas to be most cautious with? If you're wondering which areas of your body you should protect against orthopedic injury the most, then here's what you need to know.
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  • Is Your Near Vision Getting Blurry? Here's What You Should Know About Presbyopia

    If you've always had good vision, you may have gotten lax about getting your eyes examined regularly. It may come as a surprise then when you suddenly start having trouble with your near vision. Presbyopia is a condition that develops after the age of 40. It affects your ability to see close things clearly, and it is slowly progressive. Here is what you need to know about developing presbyopia.  What Causes Presbyopia
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  • Why Women With Large Fibroids Should Consider A Myomectomy As A Treatment Option

    Gynecology is the branch of medicine that deals with the reproductive system and women's health. Fibroids are a common condition that affects women. However, they become a major health risk when the tumors become too large. What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow on the inside or outside of the uterus. The growth pattern for these tumors tend to vary. Fibroids can stay the same size, grow slowly or go through a rapid growth spurt.
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  • Are Your Moles Cancerous?

    You may be confused or concerned when you see a new mole on your body, since you likely know that some moles can signal the skin cancer called melanoma. However, less than one percent of all moles turn out to be cancerous. While this statistic may help you breathe a sigh of relief over a new mole, remember that it is important to have all moles, including new and existing ones, checked over by a dermatologist every year.
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