4 Reasons Why You Should Shop Organic

Organic food is slowly making headway in conventional supermarkets, but many shoppers still don't see what all the fuss is about. "Why should I pay more for something just because it's labeled as organic?" they might ask. There are so many great answers to this question--check out just four reasons below why you should start shopping organic, whether for yourself or for your family.  Clean Water Non-organic farmers use pesticides to ward off insects that might ruin their crops, and while the effects of pesticide use on food is constantly debated, one thing is certain: pesticide runoff into valuable water sources isn't good. Read More 

Evaluating Your Candidacy For Hormone Replacement Therapy For Menopause Management

HRT can do a lot for treating many of the symptoms that come with menopause. There are various options for administering HRT, from pills to creams to various other methods. Unfortunately, not all women are candidates for hormone replacement therapy. What Can Complicate Your Candidacy There are various factors that your healthcare provider must look at before he or she can recommend HRT. If you have any of the following conditions, then you are not a good candidate for HRT. Read More 

Understanding the Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s

With a few well-known celebrities receiving the diagnosis, Parkinson's disease has received more media attention in recent years than it has in the past. Unfortunately, that coverage hasn't necessarily led to increased awareness of the subtle signs of the disease. Instead, it's known as the condition that causes tremors and motor skill problems. The truth is, there's more to Parkinson's disease, and the sooner you understand the early warning signs, the better. Read More 

3 Surgical Treatments That Can Repair Your Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common problem. A study in Edinburgh showed that they affect 40% of men and 32% of women. These painful, bulging veins are first treated with non-surgical methods like exercise and compression stockings, but when these methods don't work, the next step is surgery. There are many different surgical treatments available for varicose veins. Here are three that your doctor may recommend. Laser surgery Lasers are very hot beams of light, and when these lasers are aimed at your varicose veins, they become damaged and are closed off by scar tissue. Read More 

Pulp Capping: An Alternative To Root Canals

If you have an abscess under your tooth, a root canal is one way to treat it. The dentist will go in, drill into your tooth, and draw out the infected material. After they have done that, the dentist will pack your tooth with a material to keep the tooth from being reinfected, and then put a temporary filling on your tooth. After everything has healed, your dentist will put a permanent filling or crown on your tooth. Read More