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Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Have you ever wondered why some families flock to certain practices year after year? When I first started practicing medicine, I realized that it was difficult to provide a great level of care for different age groups in the same office. If the rooms were painted like a storybook for the kids, it seemed to frustrate the adults. However, after years of trying different things, I have been able to develop a formula that works well for my business. If you have been struggling to improve your own practice, take a few minutes to browse through the articles on my website.

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Shin Splints: A Malady Of New Runners

Shin splints is the name often given to a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. If you have ever taken up running, you might be familiar with the ache that signals shin splints. While shin splints can happen to anyone who runs, it's most common in new runners and those who have recently amped up their running workouts. The bad news is that the condition hurts and could potentially cause you to give up running.

Hearing Loss: The 2 Main Types And How They Are Treated

Approximately 20% of people between the ages of 19 to 79 suffer from hearing loss in at least one ear. While hearing loss is more common with seniors, anyone can suffer from it. If you believe your hearing is impaired, you should visiting a hearing care clinic to have your hearing checked. After doing this, you will find out if you have hearing loss, what type of hearing loss it is, and what the treatment options are for it.

4 Things Diabetics Need To Know About Athlete's Foot

Tinea pedis, usually called Athlete's foot, is a fungal infection that manifests as itchy, red skin on the bottoms of the feet and between the toes. This contagious condition is just an annoyance for people with no other medical conditions, but for people with diabetes, Athlete's foot can lead to serious health problems. Here are four things diabetics need to know about this condition. What causes Athlete's foot? Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus.

When And Why You Should Wear Sunglasses And Take Them Off

Wearing UV protective sunglasses is an important part of protecting your eyes from the sun's harmful radiation. But, it is also beneficial to your body to occasionally take your sunglasses off. Here are several reasons to wear your sunglasses in bright and extreme conditions and reasons to take off your sunglasses and when. Wear Sunglasses to Keep Your Eyes Healthier When you wear your sunglasses while you are outside during the day, your sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Think Before You Ink: Choosing Your Tattoo To Avoid Future Regret

The number of people who are choosing tattoo removal is climbing. In the United States, elective tattoo removal jumped up 43% from 2011 to 2012. Other countries, including Canada, are seeing similar rises in numbers. So, if you're consider getting a tattoo, it's best to read over some of the reasons to think it over. You may end up paying for removal in the future if you are not careful

Suffering From Seasonal Flu? 3 Natural Treatment Options

Every year, an estimated 4,000 to 8,000 Canadians die from the seasonal flu, also known as seasonal influenza.  This serious illness tends to affect people during the winter.  It is also extremely contagious.  If you've contracted the seasonal flu, consider the following 3 natural treatment options. Seasonal Flu Symptoms If you're suffering from the flu, you may be experiencing troublesome symptoms such as: Congested nasal passages Headache

Wearing A Loved One's Heart On Your Sleeve: Wearable Options For Your Loved One's Cremated Remains

While obvious to hear, the death of a loved one can be overwhelming, but planning their final resting place can make things even more stressful. From a traditional funeral and burial to eco-friendly caskets and cemeteries, it is easy to see how choosing your loved one's goodbye can be challenging. With cremation being the most common method of disposing the deceased's remains in Canada, you may be considering the option for your own family member.

2 Tips To Help Strengthen Back Muscles During Physical Therapy

If you have recently sustained a back or spinal injury, then it may be in your best interest to seek out assistance from a physical therapist. The professional will work with you to stretch, rest, and strengthen the muscles that support your spine and your back. Strengthening your muscles is one of the most important aspects of physical therapy. When the tissues are strong, your spine is properly supported and this can greatly reduce the incidence of spinal shifts and injuries.

Risks And Safety Measures Of Oil Field Jobs

Landing a job in an oil field can turn out to be a great career; however, this type of job includes risks. Oil fields can be dangerous places to work, and they are often located in remote areas, which are far away from hospitals and help. If you are worried about the safety of this job, you will be happy to find out that oil field businesses take many steps when it comes to safety.

3 Reasons To Skip The Anesthesia During Your Next Dental Visit

When you go to the dentist, whether for a cleaning or dental surgery, you have a variety of options concerning pain management. Traditionally, dentists use local anesthetic for most dental procedures that are likely to hurt. However, there has been a recent trend in Canadian dentistry for patients to prefer general anesthesia, also known as sedation dentistry, for both major and minor procedures. In fact, 7.2% of Canadians would opt to use sedation dentistry for treatments as minor as a cleaning.

3 Ways Your Orthodontist Might Prepare Your Teeth For Braces

It can be hard to think about getting braces, especially if you are an adult. However, if you are willing to endure a few years of orthodontic treatment, you can enjoy straight teeth for the rest of your life. Although you might be anxious to get started, your mouth might not be ready for brackets and wires just yet. Here are three ways your orthodontist, like one from Mar Orthodontics, might prepare your teeth for braces, so your teeth will look incredible.