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Minimizing Your Odds: 3 Tips To Combat The Lifetime Prevalence Of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative condition, much like Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. However, CTE is associated with repetitive trauma, which can occur through contact sports or high-risk professions. Although there is no cure, there are steps you can take to slow cognitive decline if you are at risk for CTE. Take Head Injuries Seriously Although much of the emphasis surrounding CTE has focused on professional football, the risk is high with contact sports of any kind and at any age. Read More»

Hearing Aid Safety for New Users

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Hearing aids are delicate, expensive technological devices that are made with intricate and tiny components which can be easily damaged if not taken care of properly. Here are the basics new users need to know to protect the hearing aid and to make sure you get the most you can from it. What to Avoid: There are several things that can cause damage to the sensitive parts of your hearing aids if it is not carefully protected. Read More»

Understanding The Debilitating Pain And Numbness In Your Wrists

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The pain in your wrists and hands has now advanced into numbness in your hands and fingers, making picking up and holding items difficult. This is common in advanced carpal tunnel syndrome and you should seek help before the condition causes permanent damage. A hand specialist will evaluate the extent of the damage and offer treatment to prevent it from getting worse. Here is what you need to know about this painful condition and what help is available. Read More»

Portable Ultrasound: A Big Deal In A Little Package

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Ultrasound imaging has been an important diagnostic procedure for decades. Having an ultrasound typically means scheduling or referring a patient for a special imaging appointment, having an imaging technician complete the ultrasound, then shuffling the images back for diagnosis. While a portable ultrasound system is not a replacement for larger imaging equipment, it can be a very beneficial device for general medicine.  More thorough examination Portable ultrasound equipment is very useful for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with internal injuries or ailments. Read More»

Back Pain Treatment: How Back Stretching Exercises Can Help

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If you suffer from chronic back pain, stretching your back and leg muscles during a bout of pain might be the last thing you would consider. However, such exercises can help reduce back pain and even prevent future episodes of pain. This article will look at why it may be beneficial to consider back stretching exercises and different routines that may help ease your back pain. Why should I stretch? Read More»