Health Buff

Woman at the Dentist

Our teeth should last a lifetime but it is easy to forget about them apart from a quick clean morning and night. Prevention is better than cure and having dental problems can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Effective care at home is essential for healthy teeth…

Worried woman feeling pain in her gums and some teeth areas

A dentist may recommend root canal treatment if the cause of tooth pain is an infection or extensive decay. The procedure is multi-step and requires the removal of the affected tooth pulp and may even include the nerve. After removing the infected parts, a practitioner must apply a sealant to…

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain illness that gradually impairs memory and thinking skills. This is more than just a simple case of forgetting things, as the illness negatively affects a person’s ability to accomplish even the simplest tasks and activities. Alzheimer’s disease also aggravates over time, with the sufferer…

Man in a sports attire taking a selfie

Some people might be overweight, but they would be quick to point out that they’re ‘fat but fit.’ Indeed, there are talks of the possibility of so-called ‘healthy obesity.’ In this era of advanced exercise techniques, equipment, and improved weight loss plans in Acton and elsewhere, the existence of such…

If you work in a nuclear facility, you certainly are aware of the health risks of the radioactive materials you are exposed. But that should not worry you too much. Why? The government, under Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), has the responsibility to ensure you receive the…

Wisdom teeth is a name given to your third molars — the hindmost teeth that typically start protruding during early adulthood. It is a common belief that wisdom teeth cause crowding, which may lead to crooked teeth as they can sometimes emerge rapidly. It is possible to fix this crowding…

Visiting a gynecologist can be intimidating and even frightening for some women. Perhaps not because of the condition or treatment that you think you might have or need, but because of the total lack of privacy. Your gynecologist in Chicago needs to ask private questions, especially about your sex life,…

CPR

Anyone can save a life. Even you, if you have the right skills and presence of mind to administer what you need to do in emergencies. More often than not, people who have first aid training would know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This skill is essential to save individuals…