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Treatment Options For Presbyopia

As you age, your risk to develop certain visual problems can grow. One such condition that could possibly impact your vision is presbyopia. If you have been recently diagnosed with the condition, you need to understand your treatment options. What Is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is a progressive eye condition that can lead to an inability to focus on objects within short range. It is a fairly common eye condition that starts to develop around the mid-40s. Read More 

Five Healthcare Jobs You Can Get With Short-Term Training

There are five rewarding healthcare jobs you can get with just a few weeks or months of training. The demand for these services is high, the pay is moderately good, and most places you would work for offer excellent benefits as well.    Certified Nursing Assistant A certified nursing assistant (CNA) works under the direction of the nurses and other medical staff in hospitals, nursing homes, or in home-health care. To become a state-certified CNA you need to take an intensive course that usually lasts 6-9 weeks. Read More 

Oxygen Made Easy: Bags That Help Your Child Carry Their Oxygen Tank

Supplemental oxygen has been stigmatized as something individuals may need when they are older, however the need for an oxygen tank can happen to anyone. Those with blood issues, or even diabetics may need to be prescribed oxygen. If your child is in need of oxygen therapy and thereby needs an oxygen tank, this may seem like a daunting task for someone who has not yet reached adulthood. Fortunately, there are ways to make carrying oxygen easy to remember and to perform. Read More 

Is A Cane Or A Walker A Better Choice For Your Loved One?

Aging can be difficult for your loved one, especially if they have to become dependent upon mobility aids to get around. Bad joints, hip or knee surgery, or balance issues usually come with strict doctor's orders to use a cane or a walker to get around. Helping your loved one choose the right one depends on several factors. Why Do They Need Help? Canes are generally used for those that only need a bit of help. Read More 

Coping With Schizophrenia: How To Help A Loved One

If you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia, you may feel lost, confused and helpless. This mental disorder can completely alter your loved one, making it difficult to understand him or her. It's normal to feel angry, frustrated and downright mad; however, the worst thing that you can do is express these emotions toward your loved one. Remember, schizophrenia is a clinical mental disorder and the actions of your loved one are completely out of his or her control. Read More