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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

I never thought of myself as an addict, but I did end up addicted to anti-anxiety medication after developing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At some point, the medicine stopped being a way to deal with the nervousness and panic attacks, and became something my body craved. I knew that I needed help fast. Fortunately, a local drug rehab program includes support for people like me. They helped me wean off the medication, use methods like massage therapy to help my nerves heal, and even provided ongoing counseling for our family. I don't know how I would have made it without their help. If you suspect that your medication has crossed the line from being helpful to hurtful, take heart. Let me tell you about my journey out of addiction and back to wholeness.

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2014

Childhood Asthma And Sports: 3 Tips For Parents

It's difficult to understate how important physical activity is in childhood. Your child will go to gym in school and may want to play sports. And normally, that's a good thing – with childhood obesity on the rise, participating in sports and physical activities is the best possible thing for a child's health. However, if your child has asthma, you may be hesitant to allow them to fully participate. Asthma attacks in some children can be brought on by physical exertion, especially running.

How To Arrange A Military Funeral

When a military veteran passes, you have the option of giving them a military funeral, with or without honors. You have a lot to think about, from what cemetery to have the services in, to deciding if they will have a burial service or memorial service. Here are some things to consider when you begin planning the military funeral and deciding where it will be held. (For more information on options for military funerals, contact Hartsell Funeral Home or another establishment)

3 Ways To Protect Your Veneers From Damage

Veneers are often used to correct any faults that your dentists finds with your smile. While veneers are an excellent way to correct dental flaws they must be taken care of in order to last. Most veneers get damaged by ceramic fracture, cracks, chipping or debonding. While wear and tear on veneers is expected over a period of time, you can help slow down the process by taking proper care of your veneers.

Should You Seek Respite Care?

If you're the primary caregiver for an ailing parent, child, or other relative, you're probably well accustomed to being "on call" twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, even the most dedicated caregiver needs an occasional break -- even for something as minor as running to the grocery store or a doctor's appointment. Luckily, there are caregivers called respite caregivers who can assist you with these needs. Read on to learn more about respite care and whether this service is right for you.

Two Techniques You Can Use To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common issue that affects approximately 60–80% of the adult population in the United States.  Back pain can be minor, causing some discomfort when you stand for long periods of time, or it can be debilitating, making it nearly impossible for you to work because of the extremity of the pain.  Although you may manage your lower back pain with over-the-counter (OTC) or prescribed medications, or with regular visits to your doctor, there are techniques you can use to help reduce your lower back pain so that you can go about your daily duties without feeling uncomfortable.

What Skin Tests Are Performed To Diagnose Allergies?

When a person suffers from allergies, life can be very uncomfortable. They may have symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy skin, hives or even more severe health problems. For some people, allergies may even bring about life threatening complications. Fortunately, skin tests can be done to diagnose what a patient is and is not allergic to. These tests can be done in different ways and some can produce results within only minutes.

Make Your Face Look Younger: Know Your Options

As you age, you often try to ignore the physical signs of the aging process. However, one day you look in the mirror, and you see the signs right there on your face. At this point, you can no longer ignore the aging process occurring within and on your body. When you realize this, all that's left to do if figure out your options to help make your face and skin look more vibrant and youthful.

3 Steps To Kick Starting Your Career As A Massage Therapist

These days, the demand for licensed and certified massage therapist is quite high. After all, a massage therapist can help reduce a person's muscle tension, relieve pain, and help a person to achieve a better overall quality of life. If working as a massage therapist is something you're interested in doing for a living, the good news is that there are a few steps you can take to kick start your career.

3 Exercise Options For Seniors

The elderly have to be careful when it comes to exercise. It is not a good idea to do heavy weight training. It's also not a good idea to go out and run full speed on the racetrack. Even jogging can be too strenuous for many seniors. But exercise is important for the elderly. It is not just important for physical health, it is also important for emotional and mental health.

5 Conditions That Can Be Helped With Natural Treatment

If you have a medical condition, you may be thinking about natural solutions. Natural health solutions are desirable supplements to medication, exercise, diet, and rehabilitation. Here are five conditions that can be treated naturally: 1. Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is an issue involving the hands, so you may be surprised to learn that a chiropractor can help. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury from typing. When the hands and wrists are overused, swelling occurs.