Should You Run Through the Pain, or Take a Day off?

There's a certain amount of pain and soreness that comes with distance running. If you stayed on the couch every day one of your calves or thighs felt a little tight, you'd never get in shape. On the other hand, running through an injury can make that injury worse, leaving you sidelined for weeks or months. How do you know whether your discomfort is something you should run through, or a sign of impending injury? Read More 

What To Know Before Visiting A Dermatologist

If you're having skin problems you're probably considering visiting a dermatologist. This can be a daunting experience if you've never seen a specialized physician, so here are a few key things you should know before seeing a dermatologist. Know your needs. There are many reasons why one might want to visit a dermatologist, and the care you're looking for will dictate which type of dermatologist you should see. You should first assess whether you are interested in medical advice or a cosmetic procedure. Read More 

Understanding Hyperthyroidism In Your Cat

You've noticed that your cat is frequently at their water dish and food bowl. When they aren't eating or drinking, they seem anxious as they wander around the house. Your cat may have hyperthyroidism, a common disease in felines. A visit to your veterinarian will confirm this and medications are available to control it. Here is what to expect and how to help your feline companion cope with their illness. Read More 

3 Reasons To Choose In-Home Care For Seniors

America's rapidly aging baby boomer population is forcing millions of families to think about end-of-life care options. Many families assume that nursing homes are the best option, and 1.4 million Americans currently live in nursing homes according to the CDC. In reality, however, senior care in the home offers three big advantages over nursing homes. Better Quality of Life Maybe the biggest reason to choose home care for seniors is that seniors overwhelmingly prefer living at home to living in a nursing home. Read More 

Tips For Wearing, And Caring, For Your Custom Orthotics

Chiropractors and podiatrist both recommend custom orthotics for people who suffer with recurrent back pain or other pain issues that stem from improper posture or gait. The custom orthotic devices are made especially for you, the patient, so it is important that you know how to break them in and care for them. Breaking In While custom orthotic devices are made for you and no one else, this does not mean they will feel great from the start. Read More