20 January 2021
Genetic screening is a series of tests conducted to check whether you have a gene that causes a particular hereditary disease. If these genes are found, genetic testing is performed to check whether you are suffering from the disease the gene causes. If not, you are educated on symptoms to look out for and how to take care of yourself to avoid triggering the disease. Who Should Go for Genetic Screening?
10 August 2020
Your health clinic may recommend hearing aids following a test even if you can still hear. Generally speaking, hearing tests involve the playback of electronic sounds — known as whistles — at different volumes with different frequencies. This way, an audiologist will be able to make an assessment of which whistles you can hear and which you can't. If some frequencies in your aural response are below par, then hearing aids can be programmed to adjust sounds for your particular level of hearing loss.
18 February 2020
Shoulder impingement syndrome may not be life-threatening, but it can be both debilitating and excruciatingly painful to live with. Fortunately, most cases of shoulder impingement can be resolved using conservative, non-invasive medical treatments. However, people with severely impinged shoulders may need to undergo shoulder surgery to alleviate the pain and restore the affected shoulder's range of motion. A wide variety of techniques can be used to repair a shoulder damaged by impingement syndrome, and most are minimally-invasive procedures that tend to heal quickly.
4 February 2020
How satisfied are you with your doctor? When you visit your doctor, do you find that they do everything that they can to make the experience as straightforward and non-traumatic as possible? Most people will only visit their doctor when they are feeling unwell or concerned about something, and finding the right doctor can make the difference between coming away feeling reassured and leaving the clinic in a worse state of agitation than when you entered the building.
3 February 2020
Hearing aid technology is advancing all the time, and one recent development is the introduction of bluetooth. This allows your hearing aids to use high-frequency radio waves to connect with other nearby devices. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using such a hearing aid? The pros Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to stream audio from your smartphone, music player or TV, either directly or via a device called a streamer that you would typically wear around your neck.
27 January 2020
Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when one of the vertebra bones in your spine becomes misaligned. The tissue between your bones is not affected, so it's not the same as having a slipped disc. Spondylolisthesis can occur at any point along your spine, but the lower back seems to be most commonly affected. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for spondylolisthesis: Causes and Symptoms
21 January 2020
As self-sufficient as people like to think they are, no one really ever has everything all figured out in life. Going to counselling can help you cut through the confusion and provided clarity. Here are three times in life when choosing counselling may be the best decision you've ever made. 1. You've reached a major milestone Most people would agree there is a big difference between the average 20-year-old and a 50-year-old, and it's not just the age span.