Music therapy is the use of music to gain physical and emotional healing and wellness. A trained and certified music therapist can provide music therapy. Therapy sessions can involve listening to music, music-making, or both....Learn more...http://www.healthlibrary.com/music_therapy.htm
Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. This nerve carries information from the eye to the brain. When the nerve is damaged, you can lose your vision.
Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of legal blindness in the world. At first, people with glaucoma lose side (peripheral) vision. But if the disease isn't treated, vision loss may get worse. This can lead to total blindness over time.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a
test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make
pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives
different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an
computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show
problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.....Learn more......http://www.healthlibrary.com/magnetic_resonance_imaging.htm
what to expect before, during, and after surgery can help ease your
fears. Knowledge can also help you take an active role in your recovery.
an active patient means asking questions and not agreeing to anything
until you understand it and believe that it's for the best. Taking an
active role also includes finding out about the cost of your treatment......Learn more......http://www.healthlibrary.com/surgery_what_to_expect.htm
Asthma causes swelling and inflammationin the airways that lead to your lungs. When asthma flares up, the airways tighten and become narrower. This keeps the air from passing through easily and makes it hard for you to breathe. These flare-ups are also called asthma attacks or exacerbations (say "ig-zas-er-BAY-shuns")...Learn more...http://www.healthlibrary.com/asthma.htm
Stress is the way we all react to change. It includes our mental, emotional, and physical responses to the pressures of everyday life. Because change is a natural and normal part of life, everyone has some stress.
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects your bones. It means that you have bones that are thin and brittlewith
lots of holes inside them like a sponge. This makes them easy to break.
Osteoporosis can lead to broken bones (fractures) in the hip, spine,
and wrist. These fractures can be disabling and may make it hard for you
to live on your own.-Learn More.....http://www.healthlibrary.com/osteoporosis.htm
Osteoarthritis is a painful problem with the joints. Healthy joints help
your body move, bend, and twist. Knees glide up and down stairs without
creaking or crunching. Hips move you along on a walk without a
complaint. But when you have arthritis, such simple, everyday movements
can hurt. Using the stairs can be painful. Walking a few steps, opening a
door, and even combing your hair can be hard.....Learn More.........http://www.healthlibrary.com/osteoarthritis.htm
Many things work together to cause foot problems in people who have diabetes, especially poor circulation and nerve disease (neuropathy). Neuropathy significantly dulls awareness of your feet, making you more susceptible to extensive injury-related damage. Also, diabetes can impair your ability to heal by both damaging your immune system and decreasing the blood flow in your legs.......Learn More.........http://www.healthlibrary.com/how_diabetes_causes_foot_problems.htm
Having good nutrition is important at any age. But it is especially important for older adults. Eating a healthy diet can help keep your body strong and can help lower your risk for disease. But as you get older, it can be harder to eat in healthy ways. If you have health problems or can't be active, you may not feel as hungry as you used to. You may not plan and make meals as often............Learn More.......http://www.healthlibrary.com/healthy_eating_and_older_adults.htm
Medication errors aren't unusual in the hospital. As an active patient, you can keep careful track of the medicines you're getting and help prevent mistakes. If you are allergic to a drug, check your wrist band. It should include all drug allergies. When a nurse comes in to give you medicine, he or she may ask you to repeat your full name. If the nurse doesn't ask, say your full name anyway to be safe.......Learn More........http://www.healthlibrary.com/monitoring_your_medicine_in_the_hospital.htm
A man's average bone density is higher than a woman's, and men have a lower risk for osteoporosis. All men, though, naturally lose bone mass as they age. And some men do develop osteoporosis, which can be devastating to an older man's health. Men who fracture a bone in the spine have a much greater risk of getting other fractures and losing their mobility.............Learn More...........http://www.healthlibrary.com/male_risk_for_osteoporosis.htm
When Joe turned 60 last year, he decided he was overdue for a good, old-fashioned physical. He had always been blessed with good health, but he knew that at his age he should be having regular checkups, especially since he was overweight............Learn More...........http://www.healthlibrary.com/joe's_story_changing_my_lifestyle.htm
Medication errors aren't unusual in the hospital. As an active patient, you can keep careful track of the medicines you're getting and help prevent mistakes. If you are allergic to a drug, check your wrist band. It should include all drug allergies. When a nurse comes in to give you medicine, he or she may ask you to repeat your full name. If the nurse doesn't ask, say your full name anyway to be safe.........Learn More.......http://www.healthlibrary.com/monitoring_your_medicine_in_the_hospital.htm
Knowing what to expect before, during, and after surgery can help ease your fears. Knowledge can also help you take an active role in your recovery. Being an active patient means asking questions and not agreeing to anything until you understand it and believe that it's for the best. Taking an active role also includes finding out about the cost of your treatment.............Learn More...........http://www.healthlibrary.com/surgery_what_to_expect.htm
Flower essences are natural remedies that heal by re-balancing mind, body and spirit. Made by floating flowers in spring water in the light of the sun or moon, essences work by raising our vibrational energy to the perfect pitch of a flower. Taking flower essence is like making your body hum to the tune of wellbeing. The Flower healer, the first book by healer and flower essence pioneer Barbara Olive, explains how using them is so simple.
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