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Cleaning Wounds: Should You Use Strong Antiseptics?

Open wound on the leg

When it comes to cleaning open wounds, many believe that antiseptics and disinfectants like hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol are effective to remove dirt and bacteria. This belief and approach to wound cleaning, however, is nothing but a misconception. Hydrogen peroxide is unnecessary, and should only be used if recommended by a doctor. What’s With […]

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An Overview of Hospice Care

When the doctor says that someone you care has a few days, weeks, or months to live, the pain can be hard to bear. It is human nature to want to fix things. Unfortunately, a terminal illness is not something that you can wish away. At this point, improving the patient’s quality of life should […]

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4 Tips on Maintaining Bright Teeth After a Whitening Procedure

a dentist with a patient smiling

A bright smile exudes confidence. At times, though, exposure to different elements such as tobacco, caffeine, and staining foods leads to tooth discoloration. To retain your teeth’s good appearance, you will need professional whitening. After the procedure is done, you will still be prone to staining and failing to adhere to aftercare procedures may worsen the problem. A prominent […]

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How to Talk to Your Elderly Loved Ones

Caregiver reading with her senior patient

Aging can take a toll on your senior and elderly loved ones. It definitely is not easy, as they will feel it physically, mentally, and emotionally. This can also affect family members, as taking care of and even talking to a senior loved one can be tough. Here, we will discuss some tips on how […]

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Zest for Success: 3 Ways Passion Drives Business Growth

Ask any successful entrepreneur about their secret to building their empires and you’ll most likely get a common denominator — passion. They say that those who exhibit enthusiasm have a far better shot at establishing their businesses and overcoming troubles along the way. But the question is, how exactly? Here are the ways passion pushes businesses […]

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Qualities to Look for in a Family Dentist

Going to the dentist is not something people look forward to. However, it is something that needs to be done regularly to avoid dental complications. The trip can be pretty challenging especially if you have a child as a patient. Therefore, to make it easier for you as a parent, a good amount of preparation […]

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Is There Such a Thing as Over-washed Hair?

You can whip your hair back and forth all you want as long as it stays shiny and healthy. Isn’t that what regularly shampooing and conditioning is for? The country is divided on that answer. The results of a February 2018 survey by Lookfantastic US revealed that California tops the list of states with the […]

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4 Ways to Counter Wrinkles

Woman looking at her own reflection

Wrinkles are one of the most noticeable signs that a person is getting older. Wrinkles make a person more mature and this could also be a sign of stress which could look unattractive for some people. The good thing is it could be prevented if you do enough preparation for it. These are four things […]

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How Many Kiwis Will Be Diagnosed With Cancer By 2035?

Nurse with a cancer patient

Screenings for cervical cancer and other types of preventive measures will be more necessary in New Zealand, as cancer becomes the leading cause of death in the country. By 2035, the Cancer Society expects an increase of 50 per cent in the number of cancer patients. Hospital and clinics will need more accessories from a […]

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When to Have the Conversation About Assisted Living

Trying to speak with your aging mother or father regarding their possible transition to a nursing home or assisted living facility could be one of the most emotional and challenging conversations you could ever have. But it’s something that you might need to do to help make sure that your parents are safe and well […]