Manage Three Risks In Your Home That Could Be Affecting Your Health
6 February 2015
You quit smoking, wear a seat-belt in the car, and choose your diet carefully--everything within your power to improve your well-being. But did you know there are elements within your own home that could be affecting your health? Here are three of them, with advice about how to deal with them.
Dust mites are everywhere humans are. They are microscopic arachnids--the same family as spiders. Feeding on tiny bits of debris in dust, including sloughed off human skin, these unseen creatures can cause an allergic reaction in many people.
Diabetics And Feet: Your Next Steps After Being Diagnosed
4 February 2015
So, your doctor just diagnosed you with diabetes. If you've never had a family member with diabetes, and have no idea what the future may hold, then it can be be very frightening. However, taking care of yourself doesn't have to be as hard as you think. When it comes to your feet, the problems that you may encounter are very similar to the problems that individuals that have not been diagnosed with diabetes have.
What Your Weight Has To Do With Arthritis
30 January 2015
How much you weigh may increase your risk for arthritis. Although there are different types of arthritis -- a condition that causes joint inflammation -- an unhealthy weight may be a risk factor for the disease. While the underlying disease pathologies vary, inflammation plays a key role in arthritis. Besides the added stress excess weight puts on your joints, research suggests that too much body fat may contribute to inflammation even though the reasons aren't yet clear.
What Skills Can Be Taught To Those Living In Assisted Living Facilities
28 January 2015
People who are physically or mentally disabled are not always able to live by themselves. They may not be able to perform daily routine tasks that others do. However, there are assisted living facilities that can help these people complete these tasks and learn how to do them on their own. These facilities are staffed with employees who are trained and experienced to help teach a variety of different skills to those who need help.