Can An Allograft Help Restore Movement And Ease Pain For Your Badly-Healed Ankle?

If you broke your ankle a number of years ago and are still dealing with chronic pain, stiffness, and reduction in your range of motion, you may be wondering whether there's anything you can do to ease these symptoms going forward short of taking prescription painkillers or simply avoiding putting weight on your injured ankle. Unlike knees and other "hinge"-shaped joints, the complexity of the ankle joint often makes it a poor candidate for replacement surgery. Read More 

Living With A High Risk Of Skin Cancer: Surgical Options If The Disease Develops To An Advanced Stage

The majority of cancer cases in the United States consist of basal or squamous cell skin cancer. While not as lethal as melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, these nonmelanoma cancers can cause damage to your muscles, bones and develop into unsightly growths on your skin. While nonmelanoma skin cancer can be caused by several factors, many people are at a higher risk for developing the disease due togenetics. Read More 

Is a Career in Assisted Living Right for You?

If you've long wanted a career in the nursing field but aren't sure you'd fit in well in a hospital environment and are reluctant to work at a nursing home, you may want to consider a job in an assisted-living community. These communities cater to seniors who desire to remain independent but may need a bit of help with daily tasks, like dressing, bathing, or taking medicine. With more and more Baby Boomers hitting their Social Security years (and predicted to be the longest-living generation yet), the number of assisted-living jobs available is likely to increase exponentially in the near future. Read More 

Laser Hair Removal Questions And Answers

As a woman, you may feel uncomfortable about hair growth on areas of your face, such as your chin and upper lip. However, there are ways to permanently remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is a safe way to remove and discourage hair growth. Here are a few questions and answers about this procedure: Does it hurt? When hair is removed using a laser you may feel a sharp twinge, but extreme pain does not usually accompany the procedure. Read More 

3 Strange Symptoms Of Dental Problems

Do you go to the dentist as often as you should? Polling suggests that as many as one-third of Americans did not visit a dentist at all in 2013. There are a number of reasons for this, including lack of access to affordable dental care for lower-income Americans, but it's important to realize that your oral health is strongly linked to your overall physical health. If you're not going to the dentist regularly, dental problems and infections may go untreated, leading to even more serious health problems in the future. Read More