Over 50? Keeping Up With Your Healthcare Needs

Over 50? Keeping Up With Your Healthcare Needs

  • What To Expect From A Total Ankle Joint Replacement

    Your foot doctor has tried non-invasive approaches to relieve your arthritic ankle pain. The pain and swelling persists, and they have recommended that you have total ankle joint surgery to replace the damaged bones. This procedure will get you back on your feet again without the pain and inflammation you have experienced for so long. Here is what will happen during that surgery and what you can expect when recovering from the procedure.

  • Does Your Child Have A Food Allergy? Here Are Some Lesser-Known Symptoms

    Allergies are more common than people think, especially food allergies. In fact, it is very common for young children to exhibit food allergies in the first couple years of their life. However, many parents assume that if their child has an allergy, that the child will have a severe reaction, such as anaphylaxis. Although some children do have severe reactions that cause troubled breathing and anaphylaxis, some of the symptoms are much more subtle.

  • Hypertension Could Be Slowly Killing You

    It's estimated that almost a third of U.S. adults have hypertension, or high blood pressure, and many aren't aware of it. This disease can be damaging your body every day, with few symptoms to tell you that is something wrong. Here is why hypertension is such a danger to your health and how to spot the signs of it. How to Spot Hypertension The only definitive way to know that you have hypertension is to visit your doctor for a physical.

  • Tips For Staying Healthy In The Pediatrician's Waiting Room

    When you think about the waiting room at your pediatrician's office, you might be worried that your child is nervous, bored, or that you forgot to bring snacks. The thing is, efforts to keep your child healthy might also be getting them sick. Waiting rooms can be a hotbed for illnesses that can spread rapidly. Here are four tips to keep your child healthy when visiting the pediatrician. 1. Don't Wait if You Don't Have to

  • What To Expect When Recovering From Rotator Cuff Surgery

    It only took a second to tear your rotator cuff while throwing that baseball. It will take months of recovery to be able to pitch that ball again. Your shoulder surgeon recommended a repair of your rotator cuff, which just begins the process. Here is what you can expect from this surgery and the following recovery back to health. Why Recovery Takes So Long The rotator cuff uses a tendon to attach muscles to your shoulder bone.

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    Over 50? Keeping Up With Your Healthcare Needs

    As an adult in my 50s, I find that my body isn't as strong as it used to be. But I don't let that stop me from enjoying life! In fact, I make every effort to get the treatments I need from my doctor to improve my health. I know that I'm not a senior yet, but I do all I can to prevent the health problems that affect that age group. Because of this, I put together a health blog for people over age 50. My blog isn't a review of what you can easily find on the Internet. It's a plethora of unique information designed to help you find the services you need fast. What my blog doesn't do is tell you what to do for your health. Instead, it offers guidance and options. Please, enjoy the blog and happy reading.