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The Importance Of A Good Family Doctor

After we started having kids, I realized that we needed one doctor that really understood our family history. My son had a severe peanut and soy allergy, and so we wanted someone who could carefully track his symptoms. Instead of working with specialists who were difficult to make appointments with, we chose an excellent, highly-recommended family doctor in our area. The difference was amazing. Our doctor paid close attention to his symptoms, and he was able to live a largely symptom-free life. My blog is dedicated to helping people realize the importance of primary care physicians so that you can keep your family healthy.

5 Tips For Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis

16 December 2015
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Plantar fasciitis is a common, albeit very painful, foot condition caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs through the arch of the foot from the toes to the heel. This condition can cause shooting pain on the bottom of the foot and difficulty walking properly. There is no quick fix for plantar fasciitis, as the plantar fascia tissue is typically slow to heal, but there are several things that can be done to manage pain and promote recovery: Read More …

Ways Of Preparing Your Pets For Your New Baby

14 December 2015
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Your pet is going to think he or she has to step aside with your new baby's arrival, and this can be stressful. Your pet thinks of you as a mother or father, and any other pets as his or her sibling. Previously, your pet has been the center of all your attention. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prepare your pet for your baby's arrival. Minimizing Hurt Feelings Gradually spend less time with your pet before the baby arrives. Read More …

Three Careers For Which You May Need A DOT Physical Exam And Why

14 December 2015
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In most states, people wanting to drive need a license, but they do not have to pass a physical exam. However, the Department of Transportation, or DOT, does require a physical exam for commercial drivers' licenses, and in some states, employees in certain career fields are not allowed to start their first day of work without a DOT physical exam. Here are some examples of careers that will require that you pass a DOT physical before you are offered a job and begin work. Read More …

5 Benefits Of Physical Therapy

11 December 2015
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Regardless if you've been involved in a serious injury or dealing with some body changes that may occur with age, you may want to consider physical therapy. This involves working with a trained individual that is well prepared to assist in getting your body in better condition. Knowing the ways physical therapy can help you may motivate you to begin treatment. Benefit #1: Reduce Pain One of the reasons to work one-on-one with a physical therapist is to help decrease any discomfort you may be experiencing. Read More …

Instead Of Visiting, Support A Family With An Ill Loved One In These Ways

11 December 2015
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When someone in your extended circle of contacts is rushed to a health facility that provides urgent care, it's only natural to want to support the person's immediate family. Your desire to show support can come in the form of traveling to the urgent care facility and being close to the family, but there are other ways that are valuable to help. While the family might appreciate your physical presence, there's also a chance one or more of them could find it distracting, especially in a time at which the family feels vulnerable. Read More …