Tips for Handling Urges to Drink

If you are someone who is recovering from an addiction to alcohol, you might find that one of the hardest things that you have to deal with is resisting the urge to drink. You might feel angry or upset and immediately feel like you need to deal with it by drinking. This can make relapse very easy and recovery very difficult. Here are some tips for helping yourself overcome the urge to drink in the moment so that you can continue your path to recovery. Read More 

How To Handle Your Drain Tubes After Your Tummy Tuck—A Quick And Realistic Guide

One of the most difficult parts of dealing with a tummy tuck isn't the pain—it's the drain tubes. Drain tubes are inserted in one or more spots to help prevent a buildup of fluid behind the surgical site. If you haven't had them before, you need to learn a few tricks for handling them as quickly as possible. 1.) Ask for a waistband while you are in recovery. If you're lucky, a quick-thinking nurse will have an elastic waistband ready for you that has velcro straps in strategic areas—but don't count on it. Read More 

The Importance Of Physical Therapy When Suffering From Shin Splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is an athletic injury that is more common that you may think. In fact, the American Physical Therapy Association states that the condition "may affect up to 35 percent of athletes who run and jump." If you fall into this category, you'll want to seek treatment from a physical therapist as soon as possible.  Learn Which Exercises Benefit the Condition Physical therapy services include a list of exercises and how to properly execute them to improve the health of your shins. Read More 

3 Exercises To Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis has gained national attention lately as some highly paid National Football League players have been sidelined with the foot condition. Plantar fasciitis affects the plantar tendon running under the bottom of your foot and up along the backside of your heel. This condition is common in people who perform jobs where they stand all day long, who are overweight, and who have strained the muscles in their calves and foot. Read More 

Three Things That Should Be Part Of Any Arthritis Management Plan

Arthritis is a very common condition, and not just among the elderly. According to the CDC, two-thirds of the people in the United States who have been diagnosed with arthritis are under the age of 65, and one-fifth of the adults in the United States suffer from some form of arthritis. Whether you personally have been diagnosed with arthritis or you have a spouse or relative with the disease, you are far from alone. Read More