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  • How To Sanitize Physiotherapy Supplies

    17 July 2015

    Physiotherapy supplies need to be kept clean like any other item that a patient might come in contact with. Follow these steps to make sure that you are properly cleaning and sterilizing your physiotherapy supplies. 1. Identify What Level the Supply Is You will first need to identify the item's level before you are able to properly sanitize it. The first level is non-critical. Non-critical items are items that either don't touch the patient ever, or only touch the parts of the patient that are clothed, or they touch the patient's skin but don't touch any open sores.

  • 3 Signs The Earmold On Your Child's Hearing Aid Needs Repairs Or Replacing

    22 June 2015

    Like the inner ear itself, a hearing aid is a delicate device and is sometimes prone to malfunctions. Your child depends on you to keep his or her hearing aid in working order, meaning that you'll need to enact periodic performance tests and sometimes even troubleshoot problems. Here are three signs the hearing aid may give you that indicate the earmold needs repair or replacing. 1. Feedback or other malfunctioning sounds

  • 3 Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs More Help At Home

    1 June 2015

    If you have an aging loved one, you probably spend a lot of your time worrying about them. You're unsure whether they're getting the proper medical care and nutrition and whether or not they have a good quality of life. Below are three signs to look for that may indicate your aging loved one needs more help in their home and how a home-care aide can help. Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks There are a number of reasons your loved one could struggle with once-familiar tasks.

  • What Different Types Of Hearing Loss Mean For Your Elderly Parents

    4 May 2015

    Do you have aging parents? Have you started to notice that they don't seem to hear as well as they did when they were younger? If your parents seem to be experiencing hearing loss, it's important to have them get checked out as soon as possible. There are several different types of hearing loss and they should all be diagnosed by a doctor. Here are the different types of hearing loss that you and your parents should be aware of:

  • Dental Crowns On Baby Teeth: Required Fix Or Overkill?

    5 April 2015

    When your young child develops cavities on his or her teeth, your dentist may recommend a crown rather than a filling. Crowns are more stable and can prevent further decay better than fillings can. Also, while crowns can require two or more visits to place on adult teeth, dentists can often put on a pediatric dental crown in a single visit. However, crowns are more expensive than fillings, and some parents may question why they need to be put on teeth that are not permanent and will fall out in -- at most -- a few years.

  • Learn How To Tell If Your Contacts May Not Be The Right Contacts For You

    12 March 2015

    Contacts are designed to help improve your vision so that you can see clearly. If the contacts do not fit your eyes properly, they will not work the way that they are intended to work. If this is the first time you have ever worn contacts, you may not realize that they are not fitting your eyes properly. Use the following guide to learn how to identify that you are not wearing the right contacts for your eyes.

  • Top Reasons To Reconsider Getting Hearing Aids

    1 March 2015

    Are you finding it harder to understand the people around you? Is it getting harder to hear your favorite television shows? If you're worried about whether or not hearing aids is the right choice for you, here are some reasons to visit a hearing specialist: Compact size: When you were younger, you may have seen people who had extremely large and visible hearing aids. The size of these hearing aids may have made you reluctant to ever get a hearing aid.