What to Do When You Get the Flu

Flu season is about to start, and so every family should learn the symptoms and risks. Proper care and response can help a person get through a flu bug more easily, and for young children or the elderly, early recognition can save lives.  Here's what you should know about the flu. Symptoms For many people, it's easy to mistake the flu for the common cold because some of the symptoms overlap. Read More 

Managing Osteoporosis

A diagnosis of osteoporosis is frightening if you don't know about it. Low bone density and fragile bones are hallmarks of this disease; you need to take extra care not to fall or otherwise risk breaking your bones. Luckily, the disease can be managed with attention to the following adjustments in your life. Get More Vitamin D There are some studies that indicate a deficiency of Vitamin D could contribute to your osteoporosis. Read More 

Preventing New Varicose Veins

If you're someone who has put on a lot of weight, recently had a baby or work in an environment where you are constantly standing, varicose veins could become rather visible on your legs. These veins, sometimes called "spider veins" because of their appearance, are considered unattractive by many. If you've got them, you might already know that they can hurt as well. To prevent more from appearing, use these pointers. Read More 

Finding Assisted Living For Senior Couples

As couples age together, their needs change. One of the major concerns for seniors and their families is whether the couple can stay together or not when entering assisted living. Whether you're one half of a couple or you're a family member, understanding the intricacies of senior living is a first step in making a major move. Finding a Fit Not every senior living situation is the same. There's a wide variety of choices out there, depending on the situation. Read More 

Understanding a Few Causes of Oral Thrush

While bacterial infections are more common, fungal infections can also occur in the body. One type of infection that may occur develops when yeast cells overgrow. These cells are ones that sit in the mouth, vagina, and digestive tract and they are called candida yeast cells. When you have an overgrowth of these cells in the mouth, then you have something called oral thrush. Keep reading to learn about some possible causes of this issue so you can identify the infection and seek treatment for candida when appropriate. Read More