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  • Understanding Shoulder Injury and Shoulder Injury Treatment

    Your shoulder can be injured from a motor accident, a hard sport hit, a hard fall or an underlying condition like arthritis. Some of these injuries are minor, but others can be major in such a way that they may need professional help from an orthopaedic doctor. Here's what you need to know about shoulder injuries and shoulder injury treatments. How Do You Tell If a Shoulder Injury Is Serious?
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  • Managing Gestational Diabetes With a Healthy Diet. What Should You Eat?

    Pregnancies often come with a lot of hormonal changes in the human body. These changes can create a wide range of health conditions that weren't there before. Gestational diabetes is among the conditions you may develop when you're expectant. If you've been diagnosed with it, taking appropriate steps to manage the condition is crucial to the health of both yourself and your child. If left unmanaged, gestational diabetes can result in issues such as stillbirth, miscarriages, a larger-than-normal baby and the need for caesarean delivery.
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  • Understanding Skin Prick Testing

    Skin prick tests are carried out to find out the foods, substances or compounds you might be allergic to. This is important to everyone, especially those with sensitive skin and individuals with conditions that render their immune system weak. Don't take allergies lightly; severe allergic reactions can cause death. For example, if your tongue or throat swells up because of an allergic reaction to a particular food, it can block airflow leading to suffocation.
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  • Are You Suffering from Cancer-Related Fatigue? Here's How to Manage It

    If you're undergoing cancer treatment, you may notice that your body feels severely tired most of the time. Cancer-related fatigue is a state of extreme tiredness experienced by patients during and after treatment. There are various reasons why patients experience fatigue. First, the condition itself can take a toll on the body and lead to changes that make you feel tired all the time. Chemotherapy and other treatments such as radiotherapy and surgery can cause fatigue.
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  • Unparalled Advantages Of Choosing Micro BTE Hearing Aids

    BTE, Behind The Ear, hearing aids are one of the oldest yet most popular options. This design of hearing aid comprises an ear mould, a shell and a connector tube. The shell functions to contain the electronic components that make up the hearing aid, for example, the battery and all other elements. The ear mould is the part of the device that is customised to fit into your ear canal so you can be assured that it will be a perfect fit.
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  • Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    The urethra, which is a small tube that carries urine out of the bladder, passes through the prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that causes the prostate gland to become enlarged, which can lead to urine being blocked from moving along the urethra; this can cause bladder and kidney damage. BPH can affect men of any age, but the elderly population are more prone to developing the condition.
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  • Easy Guide to Three Common Medical Imaging Services

    Medical imaging services are crucial in modern health care since they allow health practitioners to have a clear, visual representation of what is going on in your body. Whether it is a break in your bones, internal bleeding or even abnormal growths on the organs, medical imaging allows doctors to not only diagnose the issue but also monitor the progress of the treatment and prevent further complications. Some people may have preconceived notions about medical imaging that are false.
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  • Considering Spending Your Retirement in a Retirement Village? Here's What to Know

    When you retire, your family home may no longer be suitable for you to live in. This is why you should start thinking about where you want to spend your old age before retirement. Have you considered moving into a retirement village? In Australia, a retirement village is the most popular retirement living option. If you're soon retiring and are wondering if moving into this type of facility is right for you, here's everything you need to know to make an informed decision.
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  • Three steps to take if you tear your meniscus

    The meniscus is a piece of cartilage found in the knee. This tissue can tear if you suffer from any conditions that cause cartilage degeneration, or if your knee is subjected to any form of physical trauma -- for example, if you fall over and hit your knee, or if your knee is struck by a very heavy object. If you are currently suffering from this medical issue, here are some steps you should take to ensure you make a full recovery:
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  • 2 Ways To Practice Self-Care When You're Caring For A Loved One With Cancer

    Despite many advancements in medical science, cancer is still the biggest health issue in Australia. Around 138,000 people are diagnosed with this awful disease every year, and it's one of the leading causes of death. Even when cancer isn't terminal, treatment and the battle to survive it can be a long, tough and exhausting struggle for many people. As well as being a difficult road for the sufferer, cancer is also an intensely challenging time for the person who cares for them.
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