Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is for More Than Just Decompression Sickness

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    Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy may sound scary, but it is actually a complete safe and simple treatment that can help to prevent or relieve a lot of very scary symptoms, conditions, or illnesses.

    Hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatment involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber. This allows your lungs to gather up more oxygen than normal, which is distributed throughout your body by the blood. The increased oxygen levels help stimulate the growth of growth factors and stem cells, which are very helpful in body’s healing process.

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    Are You Pregnant? No Matter What Your Age, Free Pregnancy Help is Available for You

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    Are you finding out that you might be pregnant for the first time? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately half of all women in the United States experience an unplanned pregnancy before the age of 45. You may feel scared or confused when you miss a period, but there are resources available to you to help you through your pregnancy.

    In the U.S., many women’s centers have appeared in the past few decades that can help women of all ages carry their pregnancies to term. If you are pregnant and struggling with what’s next, you can receive free pregnancy help — at any age. Here are the ways in which help is available for unplanned pregnancies for any woman:

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    Three Great Reasons to Choose Assisted Living

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    Did you know that the average life expectancy in the United States will be 78.9 years by 2015? As the life expectancy grows, so does the need for sufficient elderly housing. Fortunately, that is why assisted living centers are available. In fact, there are several great reasons to reside in assisted living residences, as they make life worth living.

    Independent Living

    Adult assisted living facilities provide a suitable combination of independent and aided living. While residents are able to live their lives as they please, they also have the support of professional staff members who provide personal Continue Reading

    Debunking the Misconceptions of Assisted Living

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    One of the biggest fears that people have as they get older is that they will soon lose their independence. While some activities may not come as easily to people as they age, this doesn’t mean that they have to give up an active or independent lifestyle. Many people also think that adult assisted living centers are only for people who are no longer able to take care of themselves. This, however, is a common misconception. Assisted living residences are designed to help residents maintain the lifestyle they choose while providing assistance when it is needed.

    Who is a Candidate for an Assisted Living Center?

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    Troubled by Frequent Aches and Pains? Apply a Pain Patch

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    Aches and pains are very much a part of daily life. Like many people, you may notice that you have developed some back pain after a long day, realize that you’re regularly taking pain medication for your neck pain, or that you have foot pain after a long day of walking and standing. If your loved ones notice and comment, you probably brush it off with a joke about how old you’re getting. But the truth is that your pain could be resulting from a variety of factors, from overwork to stress or even arthritis. Worst of all, your discomfort is probably making it difficult for you to complete even the most basic tasks.

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    Ingredients to Avoid in Skin Care and Beauty Products

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    It’s tempting to buy the new hottest thing in skin or hair care, but have you checked the ingredients? If your beauty regimen isn’t all natural, it can be hard to know if you’re doing more harm than good. Here are just a few ingredients to avoid in skin care:

    Alcohol, Isopropyl, or (SD-40) is a dehydrator and solvent that irritates your skin, stripping its natural immune barrier and moisture content. Over time, it can increase your vulnerability to viruses, bacteria and mold. It comes from a petroleum derivative called propylene, which is found in everything from shampoo to antifreeze. It can put your skin at risk for damage from other harsh chemicals and can spot skin and age it prematurely.

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    Want a Perfect Smile? Consider In-Office Teeth Whitening

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    Your smile is one of your greatest features, and many people work hard to keep up good dental habits in order to keep a healthy smile. Over 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 went to a dental checkup in 2012, and we spend about $775 million on toothbrushes every year. About 50% of people in the U.S. also floss their teeth on a daily basis. Brushing your teeth, flossing and visiting your dentist on a regular basis are great ways to maintain healthy teeth, but sometimes they can’t quite give you the perfect smile you might be looking for.
    Having bright, white teeth helps people feel confident about their smile, and sometimes it takes more than having good dental habits to get that perfect look. Drinking coffee, tea and other beverages that are dark in color can contribute to stain Continue Reading

    Why You Should Start Cooking With Pollen

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    Almost any cook worth their salt knows that spices and seasonings are often the most important ingredients in a recipe. From dill spices to fennel seeds, the right seasoning can enhance the flavor and experience of any dish or drink, from your appetizers to your main course and desert. But what if there was a better way to spice up your meals, an ingredient that tasted fresher and was used by many of the best chefs as a result? Get ready to improve even your simplest recipes with an easy switch: trade in your basic spices for wild crafted pollens.

    While we may typically associate pollen with allergies and asthma symptoms, pollen seasonings have been used in food for years and do not cause reactions. These ingredients were first used in Italy, where cooks traditionally cooked dill pollen into a variety of Continue Reading

    Dispelling Four Common Myths About Pregnancy Massage

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    As any pregnant woman can tell you, a foot massage during pregnancy feels absolutely wonderful. Carrying around all that extra weight puts extra strain on the feet, so it’s nicee to give those feet a little pampering every once in awhile, but why limit the pampering to a just a pregnancy foot massage, when a full-body massage would feel even more wonderful?

    Women tend to be a little hesitant about getting a massage during pregnancy, because they are afraid they will harm themselves or the baby. But there are a lot of accommodations that can be made to keep the pregnant patient and her baby healthy and safe. We’ll dispel some common pregnancy massage myths for you below.

    1. Pregnant Women Can’t Lay Face Down - While it is indeed unsafe for a pregnant woman to lay face down on Continue Reading

    The Beauty And Science Behind Botox Treatments

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    Americans are living longer, healthier lives than generations past. As a result, more and more Americans are turning to cosmetic treatments in order to slow, if not prevent, the signs of aging.

    Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. “Botox relaxes your facial appearance to restore a smoother, more youthful appearance. It only takes a small amount of Botox, and combined with topical anesthetics, Botox can be completely painless,” according to Dr. Janis Campbell, Dermatologist at Laser Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa of Calgary.

    Botox is a purified toxin of the bacteria that causes botulism, a rare paralytic illness. However, patients receiving Botox treatments are at no risk of contracting this disorder

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