health--medical

6 Ways To Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a very serious and incurable eye condition that mainly affects older people. According to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, macular degeneration is the most prevalent cause of vision loss for Americans over the age of 55. Macular degeneration causes the retina to deteriorate, eventually leading to permanent loss of vision and even blindness. Luckily, there are six things you can do to help prevent this eye disease from starting in the first place: Read More 

3 Symptoms Of Post-Concussion Syndrome That Massage Therapy May Alleviate

Every 3 minutes, someone in Canada acquires a brain injury. Some individuals recover quickly, while others spend years -- or even the rest of their lives -- attempting to regain their former state of health. Post-concussion syndrome is one common type of traumatic brain injury that has no known cure, and some patients never fully recover from this painful, hard-to-diagnose condition. If you've been battling post-concussion syndrome for a while, you may find relief from some -- or all -- of these three symptoms if you visit a licensed massage therapist. Read More 

Weightlifting: How To Spot And Treat Degenerative Disc Disease

Heavy weightlifting can be one of the most taxing sports for the human body. Bearing extra weight places unique strain on soft tissues in the joints and between the vertebrae in the spine. Even though many injuries can be avoided by using proper form during lifts, as a weight lifter you should be aware of the possibility of developing degenerative disc disease, what can be done to prevent it, and how to treat and recognize it if you develop it. Read More