3 Strategies For Better Pain Management

Dealing with chronic pain is an ongoing struggle, often because it is difficult to find the right combination of treatments that either eliminate pain or make it tolerable. If your current pain management plan is no longer effective, there are other treatments you can incorporate. 1. Combination Therapy There are many medications on the market designed to help with different types of pain. If you are currently on a single medication to help with pain, such as a narcotic pain reliever, talk with your doctor about medications in other drug classes. Read More 

Fend Off Falls And Fractures: Signs Of Bone Loss And What You Can Do About It

During menopause, your estrogen hormone level drops, and so does your bone density. Some women sustain bone loss at a more rapid rate than others. This bone loss results in osteoporosis, which places you at a high risk of sustaining fractures. Pay attention to your body and watch for these signs of bone loss so that you can address them to your physician as early as possible. Jaws of Evidence Read More 

What To Do If You Think You Have PTSD

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be tough to live with. You may have flashbacks of certain events that bring up triggers, or you might find it hard to sleep because you have intense nightmares. You may be wondering why this is happening because you've never fought in a war. However, just because you aren't a veteran does not mean that you don't have PTSD. There are a number of different ways to get PTSD, and you might have gone through one or more of them. Read More 

How To Treat Minor Acne Scars Without Going Under The Knife

Even if acne scars are relatively minor, many people want to smooth them out if possible. Thankfully, there are many options at your disposal. If your acne scars aren't of the ice-pick variety and are fairly superficial, you may be able to use some non-invasive treatments. Here are some scar treatments you may want to try. 1. Shea Butter While you may have heard of cocoa butter for scarring and cellulite, shea butter may be better for acne scars since it's less likely to clog your skin. Read More 

Urinary Tract Infections 101

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the family doctor each year. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over eight million Americans a year contract a UTI, making it an extremely common infection. Here's what you need to know. What Causes A Urinary Tract Infection? Bacteria or other microbes can enter the urinary tract. If they are not quickly flushed out by urination, they can quickly multiply, leading to what many commonly call a bladder infection. Read More