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Moving To A New City? Make The Transition Easier By Siting These Three Amenities In Advance

If you and your family are planning a move to a new city, you're probably excited about your upcoming move as well as a little nervous. It's likely that you've already used online resources to scope out the location of your kids' new schools as well as the commute from your new home to the place you'll be working -- and this is a smart move on the part of anyone who's going to be relocated to an unfamiliar area.

Here's The Skinny On Ways To Make Common Foods Healthier And Satisfying

Most people are aware of how to eat healthy, even if they continue to struggle with their weight. It can be difficult to create healthier meals and stick with these changes if you are constantly hungry or feel deprived. Swapping out unhealthy foods for healthier versions while keep your meals satisfying will make it easier to shed weight. Bulk-Up Soup And Salads Unfortunately, typical "healthy" soups and salads are often too light and can leave you hungry an hour later.

Don't Be Surprised If Your Chiropractor Makes These Dietary Recommendations

One of the benefits of chiropractic services is that they can help your back health in a number of ways. In addition to physically treating your discomfort through spine adjustments, you can expect a chiropractor to also talk to you about some things that you can do to keep free of pain in the future. Discussions about exercise and posture are common, but you shouldn't be surprised if your chiropractor also brings up your diet.

Epigastric Hernia: What Is It And Is It Dangerous?

If you experience a dull ache in the area between your belly button and lower rib, you might blame it on gas or a stomach ache. But if you also notice a small lump or bulge showing through your skin, you may have a problem called epigastric hernia. This type of hernia normally affects children but can show up in adults as well. Learning more about epigastric hernia and how it develops can help you find the right treatment for it.

5 Things Cyclists Need To Know About Ulnar Neuropathy

Cycling is an excellent way to stay in shape, but unfortunately, it can also lead to painful nerve entrapment injuries like ulnar neuropathy, also known as cubital tunnel syndrome. Here are five things you need to know about this painful elbow injury. What are the signs of ulnar neuropathy? If you have ulnar neuropathy, you'll feel pain or tingling in your elbow. These symptoms progress gradually and may be made worse by activity.

The Effects Of Smoking On Your Eyesight

If you are currently a smoker, your eye doctor might warn you to quit this habit. Smoking is harmful to your respiratory health, and it is equally as harmful to your eyes. When you smoke, you increase your risks of developing eye diseases and problems, and you are taking the risk of losing your eyesight. Here are some of the issues smoking can lead to with your eyes and the reasons smoking causes damage and problems to your eyes.

Ugly Toenails? You Could Blame the Dog

Are your toenails thick, discolored, and brittle? Have you tried nail fungus home remedies and over-the-counter creams, only to resort to wearing dark-colored polish on your toenails and avoiding open-toed shoes at all cost when none of them worked? If so, read on to learn why the family dog might be the cause of your ugly toenails.  Specie-Jumping Dermatophytes  Nail fungus is caused by microorganisms called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes are fungi that feed on keratin—a key ingredient in your hair, nails, and outermost layer of skin.

Figure You've Got The Flu? Not So Fast: It Might Be Lyme Disease

Flu season is winding down, but here in Canada, tick season is just getting started. Late spring and early summer see the highest number of tick bites, with the highest numbers of Lyme disease reported in summer and fall. Canada is just beginning to get a grasp on the severity and breadth of the threat from Lyme disease, and medical professionals are trying to learn how best to diagnose it in its early stages.

Your Guide To Prescription Sunglasses

Do you really need prescription sunglasses? When you walk into the eye doctor, the options can be overwhelming. However, there are many advantages to prescription sunglasses for eyeglass and contact wearers alike. Advantages Of Prescription Sunglasses You wear contacts so why do you need prescription sunglasses? Many contact wearers also have prescription glasses in case they run out of contacts, don't have time to put them in, or simply want a break from having something sitting on their eyeballs.

Three Foods That May Alleviate Chronic Dry Eye

Chronic dry eye syndrome is the silent epidemic of the modern age. With people spending more time in front of computer screens—which is one cause of this condition—it's not surprising that about 25 percent of Canadians suffer from some kind of dry eye disease. Although there are numerous prescription and over-the-counter medications available that can alleviate the symptoms of chronic dry eye, adding a few eye-friendly foods to your diet can also help.