Ever had to consider a sin cancer treatment plan? We have. After Jim was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, the next step was to decide on a surgeon in order to get those lymph nodes biopsied right away and determine whether cancer had spread or not. All of this happened rather quickly over the next 2 months. Here’s what it was like for Jim (and me) and how things are today.
Sometimes there's nothing better than a video to 'show' you how something looks or how to do something. With health issues in particular, it's often reassuring to see how various tests and surgical procedures are done ahead of time. See which health videos are the best ones to watch prior to heading to the hospital for a scan, test, or other medical procedure that you have coming up. Plus, home remedies for various health issues and how to do things yourself.
Women & heart attacks – Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer among women? Here are the warning signs of a heart attack for women. They are often different from the warning signs for men! Plus info about Wear Red Day which helps to raise awareness about heart disease in women.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to make a heating pad yourself. A microwavable heating pad is great to use whenever you need to apply some indirect heat for pain relief, comfort, or warmth. Follow these step-by-step directions to make your own heating pads and don’t throw away the stray sock that shows up after you’ve thrown it’s pair out!
Salt is difficult to avoid — especially since manufacturers add it to most foods in the form of sodium chloride in order to “improve” the taste. However, by modifying your eating habits just a little bit, you can drastically reduce your salt intake! Here’s how…
Goji berries are one of the rising stars of the health community. More attention is being paid to the healing properties of this cranberry-like fruit than ever before. Given its status in Asia as a potential reason for extended life expectancies, it’s no wonder that products containing Goji berries are arriving on the market each and every day. See why they’re so great.
My goal is to stage a fun, beachy photo just for use on this printed yoga mat. Mine will have ‘writing in the sand’ and a barefoot photo taken on one of our favorite beaches. What will your photo yoga mat have on it?
I have firsthand experience with Asperger’s and the meltdowns, tantrums, and shutdowns that frequently result. My grandson has Asperger’s. Here’s how we ultimately learned to deal with and manage his anxiety and Asperger’s meltdowns.
Be sure to take steps ahead of time so you can prevent the motion sickness altogether. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your travels. Here’s a collection of the absolute best tips for combating motion sickness!
Fortunately, there aren’t that many poisonous spiders in this part of the United States. That said, the hobo spider itself is fairly common. While not fatally poisonous, you still need to watch out for them and keep from being bitten if you can! Here’s what you need to know about hobo spiders.
Dust mites are present and hiding all throughout your home. The house may look clean, but the dust mites are in the air. About 80% of the flecks you see floating in a sunbeam streaming through the window are dead skin cells… and dust mites! Here’s how to avoid dust mite allergy symptoms without spending a dime.
There are many reasons your doctor may recommend a heart stent. In my case, I had a sore jaw and I noticed that my hand was twitching and was struggling to do what I needed it to do. I had a coronary stent procedure that opened up — and kept open — the narrowed places in my heart artery. Here’s what I’ve learned after having a heart stent put in a few years ago, plus what it was like to have an angiogram and angioplasty.
Topical pain relief creams and gels CAN alleviate some of your pain when applied directly to the skin right over the pulled muscle or sore joint. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 types of topical pain relief cream like analgesics or aspirin-like rubs, counter-irritants, and creams made from chili pepper seeds.
I suffered from panic attacks and was diagnosed with panic disorder. See all of the natural remedies for panic attacks that worked for me. As a result, I don’t have panic attacks anymore.
To avoid accidental overdose or taking the wrong pills, you should really use a pill organizer. It’s the best way to keep track of pills, doses, and schedules, and now they even come with hi-tech reminder systems! Using a pill box organizer is helpful for elderly caretakers and anyone who needs to regularly take doses of medication. Check out my favorite picks and see which ones might be right for you.
Brandon has Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. Brandon is high-functioning autistic. Here are some of the early symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome and how we dealt with each of them along the way.
In addition to the health benefits of a good night sleep, there are lots of other reasons that sleep is important. The hard part is trying to figure out how to get it. Here are some tips to get a good night sleep.
A normal blood pressure is less than 120/80. High blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Here are little-known facts about high blood pressure or hypertension, plus some natural treatments for lowering your blood pressure.
So, what makes olive oils better for us than other types of oil? In my quest to understand the health benefits of olive oil, I compiled some interesting facts about olive oils.
There have been some changes recently in the way that Diabetes is diagnosed. See details here. Besides using the Glycemic Index Chart provided here to pick & choose your foods, you can also try a number of tasty Diabetic recipes. You will need some good diabetic testing supplies too.
I’ve had to deal with carpal tunnel for years and I’ve tried many carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options. My mother has struggled with it for years, and she recently went through the carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. So I am very familiar with this condition. Here’s my $.02 on surgery for carpal tunnel and other carpal tunnel treatments.
The lesson: Whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them. And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
High blood pressure is the Silent Killer that victimizes thousands every year. Your diet is often part of the problem. By eliminating excessive fat and salt and eating more fruits and vegetables you can lower your blood pressure and live a healthier life.
The big question is… do Detox Diets work? Another popular question… are Detox Diets safe? Here we explore the top 5 Detox Diets and discuss their safety issues.
Hate mosquitoes? Here are some of the best ideas for making your own all-natural mosquito repellents, plus a few organic mosquito repellents you can buy.
Since overexposure to direct sunlight is the leading cause of skin cancer, using sunscreen daily is one of the biggest things you can do to prevent skin cancer throughout your lifetime. Here are the 10 most important things you need to know about sunscreen and skin cancer.