Treatments for Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, caused by the overgrowth of the fungus Candida, affects nearly 75% of all adult women at least once their lives. Candida is a relatively harmless yeast, normally found in the mouth, throat, intestines and genitourinary tract of most humans. In the yeast state, Candida is simply a non-invasive, sugar-fermenting organism, whose purpose is to destroy harmful gut flora (bacteria). In a normal environment, Candida is controlled by a properly functioning immune system and…

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LASIK for Refractive Errors

LASIK or Laser-Assisted Insitu Keratomileusis is a procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea, using an excimer laser. This is mainly indicated for those who dislike glasses or find that contact lenses are troublesome. The procedure is performed with an excimer laser and it is a painless procedure. The surgery takes less than 30 minutes and is done under topical anesthetic drops. The procedure involves using a unique knife, called a microkeratome, to…

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Ten Cures for the Common Hangover

You did it again, didn’t you? You said you weren’t going to overindulge, that you were going to take care of yourself this year, that you’d do your best to prevent the morning-after horrors. Ha! Better luck next time. And, just to ensure that little bit of “luck,” here are ten ways to cure a hangover – more scientific than a tarot reading, more heartfelt than a greeting card. 1. Drink Water-Dehydration is key in…

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Starting Your Breastfed Baby on Solid Foods

Sometime between 4-6 months old, a baby is ready to be introduced to solids. There is much debate about whether or not a baby is ready before 6 months, but your pediatrician should know what’s best for your particular child. At around 6 months of age, a breastfed baby needs more than just breast milk. Fortified rice cereal will provide much needed zinc and iron for the baby and it will introduce new textures to…

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How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a general term for what are many different types of skin irritation on a baby’s bottom. The diaper is thick and warm, sealing in wetness that breeds bacteria. That, coupled with the germs from urine and feces, and it’s inevitable that your baby will occasionally get a diaper rash. There are ways, however, of treating a diaper rash quickly and taking precautions to minimize it’s return. Treating a Diaper Rash 1. Put…

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Tips to Help Overcome Depression

I am not a mental health professional. This is just some advice regarding depression. Some people think that depression is a state of mind. Other people think that depression is a real condition within someone. We can try to look at both sides of the coin so to speak. There is different levels of depression such as low, mild, or severe depression. Here are tips that an individual can do in order to help reduce…

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All About Cradle Cap

Cradle cap, or infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis, usually begins within the first three months of a baby’s life. It is a skin condition on the baby’s scalp that results in yellow, scaly, flaky, greasy patches. Some babies with cradle cap also have patches on their forehead, ears, and eyebrows. It is usually a mild and temporary condition that bothers the parent more than the child, but it has been known to have adverse side effects as…

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Alzheimer’s and the Dangers of Wandering

One of the most terrifying aspects in the daily challenges of caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is the fact that Alzheimer’s suffers will wander off without the capabilities of communicating either where they are going and why, or the ability of letting loved ones know where they are. If you someone you love has Alzheimer’s, or you are a primary care giver, you will need to know some of the circumstances they will leave under,…

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Vitamins and Minerals Key to a Healthy Body, Could Prevent a Heart Attack

I have been involved in nutrition on a personal level for many years and made some amazing discoveries. First of all we have to understand how nutrition plays a vital part in the human body and not only the everyday maintenance of health and vitality but also the very creation of new cells for growth, repairs, cellular defense of vital processes. All in order to maintain health and life in the human body. We don’t…

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Not All Nursing Homes are Horrible

I have worked in a small town nursing home for over two-years and wonder why. I work with people who are grouchy, rude, and unpleasant to be around.. I am under paid and over worked. Some times, it seems no matter how hard I work or how much I go outside of my job duties, I am accused of not doing enough. It is the hardest job I have ever had-yet I stay. The first…

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