Preventing Birth Defects: How Early Pregnancy Care Plays A Large Role

Posted on: 13 May 2015
Many children in developing or "third world" countries are born with birth defects. Since most of them are never seen by a physician due to poverty or distance from adequate healthcare, the true number of children with congenital malformations is unknown. Even though the United States is not considered a developing country, it too, has its share of babies with birth defects. An estimated 25% of these babies' defects could have been prevented with very good prenatal care.
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Shoulder Surgery? Understanding The 4 Rotator Cuff Muscles Of Your Shoulder

Posted on: 28 April 2015
If you are in need of shoulder surgery, then you should have a clear understanding of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff area of your shoulder. By having a clear understanding about your shoulder's muscles, you can speak more clearly with your doctor about your medical condition. The four muscles of your shoulder's rotator cuff are the: infraspinatus subscapularis suprascapularis teres minor Below is some information on each of these muscles and the pain they typically cause when injured:
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Got Hard Water? 3 Surprising Health Benefits Associated With Hard Water

Posted on: 14 April 2015
While your detergents and soaps won't lather up very well in hard water, your body gets many benefits from it. For this reason, many doctors have started advising patients to do away with their water softeners, at least when it comes to drinking water. Why? Water softeners work by adding sodium to the water, which causes an ion exchange that lowers water hardness. Increased sodium intake poses many health risks. Not only that, there is no evidence to suggest that hard water harms the body.
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Dental Care For Your Kid: Ages 0-6 Months

Posted on: 1 April 2015
When talking about dental care, few parents realize that this important aspect of their child's life begins before any actual teeth break through. While it is easy to understand that baby teeth need to be brushed and flossed in order to prevent decay, it's equally important to establish healthy dental routines before those baby teeth arrive. Here are 3 easy things you can do while your child is 0 to 6 months old to improve your their dental health:
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