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4 Recommendations Your Doctor May Make If Your Lipid Profile Numbers Are Too High

If you have recently had an annual physical, your physician may have ordered a lipid profile assessment. The test is used to help determine your risk for heart disease. It measures your HDL cholesterol, your LDL cholesterol, and your triglycerides. If any of your levels are outside of a normal range, your doctor may ask you to take several steps to improve your cardiac health and your lipid numbers. Here are a few recommendations that he or she may make: Read More 

Are You Aware of This Little-Known Public Health Problem Threatening Americans?

When the phrase "public health epidemic" is uttered, everything from Zika virus to drug overdoses comes to mind. But there's currently a lesser-known but equally prevalent threat to public health impacting millions of Americans, and it may even be lurking inside your home without your knowledge. What is this mysterious malady? Lack of sleep. Insufficient sleep is so much of an issue that it's officially been deemed a public health problem by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More 

Handling the Possible Complications Related to Use of Eye Stents

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, getting an eye stent can be an effective way to treat the problem and save your vision. Eye stents automatically alleviate pressure in the eye by draining excess fluid, which can be very beneficial for people who don't want to deal with or can't tolerate the eye medications typically used to treat glaucoma. Like any other medical device, however, complications can arise with use. Read More 

Qualities Your Assisted Living Facility Needs To Care For Your Residents With Alzheimer’s And Dementia

As an owner of an assisted living facility, you and your staff need to provide the right type of care and environment for residents with various types of health and mental disabilities. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. This increases the chance of you having one or more residents with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Here are some important qualities your assisted living facility needs to properly care for your residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. Read More 

Post-Operative, Short-Term Rehabilitation: Discover the Options and What It Involves

If you are about to undergo major surgery such as hip or knee replacement, the recovery process will typically include some type of short-term rehabilitation program to help you regain function and mobility. This generally includes physical therapy, as well as training to use an assistive or mobility device such as a walker or wheelchair. You may choose rehabilitation at a short-term inpatient facility, outpatient rehabilitation center, or home-based therapy. Depending upon your individual needs, you may consult with a physical therapist, registered nurse, or social worker. Read More