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Benefits to Healthy Hearing

Like the old saying goes, “you’re only as old as you feel”.  While that’s a great mantra to live by, sometimes, no matter how we feel, our body will force us to believe otherwise.  It’s up to you to not only feel good, but staying active and keeping busy is a great way to maintain a healthy body and mind.  Maintaining healthy hearing can also keep you feeling young.  Below are some incredible benefits to ensuring you have healthy healthy hearing.Increased confidenceFor those that have difficulty...

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Troublesome Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss

Many people don't realize if you leave your hearing loss untreated, there is a good chance it can be gone for good.  If you believe you have any kind of hearing difficulty it is best to be proactive and visit your doctor or an audiologist to get your hearing checked.  Other reasons to be concerned for hearing loss, is how it can affect your health beyond just having a hard time hearing.  Hearing loss can lead to some dangerous diseases.  The following are some difficulties you may face if hearin...

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Screening Tests Recommended for Men & Women Over 50

As the old adage states, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away".  While eating a healthy diet and keeping fit is a great way to not have to see the doctor, as you age, there are certain things you will need to have checked to ensure you are continuing to live a healthy life.  There are different screenings for men and women when they get over the age of 50.  Some screenings are required every year.  Sometimes, a simple blood test can tell you whether or not you have a serious illness.  below are...

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Treating tinnitus sooner rather than later

Why do I have ringing in my ears?  According to the American Tinnitus Association, tinnitus affects more than 45 million Americans surprisingly making it one of the most common health conditions in the United States.  What is it?  What causes it?  Hearing loss, stress, head or brain trauma and other medical issues are just a few of the factors involved in both long or short-term cases of tinnitus.People with tinnitus often describe hearing the following sounds throughout their daily lives: Ri...

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Your airplane habits may be harming your hearing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, thousands and thousands of people will be flying all over the United States to join family and friends for this holiday.  It is the busiest travel day of the year and that means planes will be packed with passengers at numerous airports across the country.  While typically routine, flying on airplanes provide a host of dangers to your health you may not know about.  Frequent flyers may be at rick of damaging their hearing on board airplanes.When flying,...

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Hearing Aids

Despite the fact that many people use hearing aids, many of us may not fully understand what they actually do or how they work. We've uncovered seven facts you should know about these useful devices.1. Hearing aids are not just for the elderly According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 466 million people across the world suffer from disabling hearing loss – 34 million of these are children. It’s estimated that by 2050 more than 900 million people will be affected by disabling hearin...

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How To Save Money At A Gym

It's a new year and for many, that means it's time to star healthy resolutions.  One of the most popular resolutions is to exercise more often.  many people this time of year also head out to public gyms to take advantage of the wealth of space and exercise equipment.  The only downside is that gym memberships can be quite expensive.  Don't let the price discourage you from reaching your goals.  The following are some great ways on how you can save money at the gym.Hop Around:  If you live in an...

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How to deal with back problems

Back problems are a common issue among especially the elderly population and once you got it, it can be difficult to get rid of. Here is a few tips that can ease the pain and perhaps prevent back problems for the future.Exercise your core. In order to really prevent back pain from happening, you will want to assure your muscles are all properly used.  One of the reasons back pain happens in the first is you compensate for weaker muscles by moving your body incorrectly.  One way to avoid this is ...

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How to hold a party without ignoring hearing impaired friends & family

Spending time with friends and family during the holiday season is one of the best things about the holidays. for some, however, the holidays can come with anxiety and fear. Sometimes, people with hearing loss are often afraid to attend workplace parties or even family gatherings because they cannot hear properly.  They are afraid of not engaging in conversation and don't want to annoy people by asking to repeat themselves.With this information, you can now plan holiday gatherings, at the home o...

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15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.  The following are the 15 most common health concerns for seniors.1. Arthritis“Arthritis is probably the number one condition that people 65 or older contend with,” says geriatrician Marie Bernard, MD, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland. The CDC estimates that it affects 49.7 percent of all adults over 65 an...

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Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season

The holidays are a joy-filled time but also can be busy and sometimes stressful. make sure you take care of yourself this season with these tips to stay healthy and happy through the new year.Stay hydrated. How much water do you drink every day? Chances are it isn’t enough. Divide your weight in half; that is how many ounces of water you need to drink every day to stay hydrated. Staying well-hydrated keeps the mucous membranes moist so they can better keep bugs out of our systems.Get a massage.T...

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Old Wives Tales About Health That Are Actually True

We've all heard them before and most of us still believe them; wives tale's.  Told to us by our elders,but as we get older, continue to use them as part of our daily routine.  Things like, "don't go out with wet hair, you'll get a cold" or if you wake up with a hangover, "have some hair of the dog that bit ya and you'll be fine".  Phrases like these are heard often and are believe dot be true when they are indeed scientifically innacurate.  However, there are some old wives tales about your heal...

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