Monkey See, Monkey Eat? The Odd Edible That Can Help Whiten Your Teeth

It seems like everyone is looking for the secret to a whiter, brighter smile these days – and with a million products on the market specifically designed to whiten your teeth (be it toothpaste, mouthwash, whitening strips, etc.), you can get overwhelmed by all the chemical names pretty easily. But if you're looking for a little more natural approach, it can be hard to know exactly where to start, beyond the obvious and well-known whitening foods such as strawberries, apples, and cheese – so how about banana peels? Read More 

3 Tips To Help Convince Your Parents To Use Home Mobility Aids

No one wants to admit that they cannot do the same things that they used to do. For many elderly adults, the presences of home mobility aids feels like they are admitting defeat, that they are admitting that they can't do what they used to do. Here are three tips to use to help your parents embrace the idea of home mobility aids.  #1 Help Them See How This Will Make Them More Independent Read More 

How Mobile Technology Can Increase Your Chances For Successful Long-Term Sobriety

For many recovering alcohol and drug addicts, getting clean is a huge uphill battle. Many addicts fight for weeks or months in rehab to get off drugs or alcohol, many with a lot of success doing so. However, the hardest part of getting alcohol or drugs is staying off of them for the rest of your life. Most rehabs do not have constant services available to help addicts stay clean after addiction treatment in rehab ends. Read More 

3 Tips For A Successful Experience With The Gastric Balloon

The gastric balloon is one of the most recent development in weight loss. It is a non-surgical approach that is ideal for people who are overweight, but may not qualify for or want a permanent procedure. If you are considering the gastric balloon, there are changes you need to make to gain the most benefit from the procedure. Prepare Before The Procedure Your doctor will give you post-procedure instructions about how you might feel and what is acceptable to eat, especially in the days following the procedure. Read More 

3 Things That May Increase Risk For Post-Rhinoplasty Complications

Rhinoplasty is also known as a "nose job," and while most people who undergo this type of surgery enjoy uneventful recoveries, post-operative complications can arise. Here are three things that may raise your risk for post-surgical complications following your rhinoplasty: Smoking Cigarette smoking can delay healing after surgery. The toxins in smoke impairs circulation and can cause damage to the tiny capillaries of the nasal tissues, diminishing blood flow. Adequate blood flow is essential in the healing process, and when it is impaired, the risk for infection rises. Read More