Our auditory system is integral to how different parts of the body communicate with one another. So when hearing is damaged, it can signify health issues elsewhere in the body, explains Dr. Hollie Bahen at Hearing Care of Summerville. “That is one major reason hearing loss should never be dismissed,” she adds.
Health & Wellness
Know Where to Drop Off Your Unused Prescription Drugs and Opiates
Open any medicine cabinet in this country and you’re likely to find one or two unused prescriptions. We’re given a drug for a tooth extraction, but need to use only one or two pills. Or we have minor surgery but use only half the medication. What happens to all these leftovers? Some are flushed down […]
8 Ways to Help a Grieving Loved One During the Holidays
Losing a loved one any time of year is devastating, but the holidays can be especially tough as the days become shorter and colder and everyone around the bereaved celebrates and counts their blessings. And while nothing can make the pain go away, family and friends showing they care can lighten the burden a little. […]
Helping Hands and Healing Hearts During the Holidays
The holiday season is almost upon us! But while it may be a festive, happy time for many, the season can also sometimes take a negative toll on older loved ones. According to the American Medical Resource Center, there are some 6 million people over the age of 65 who suffer from depression, and the […]
How to Support a Loved One with Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is more than an ear problem. It’s a total health and wellness problem, affecting our quality of life, daily interactions and relationships.
And it’s totally treatable.
How Cataract Surgery Has Changed for the Better
Cataract surgery has come a long way over the decades, and is now one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world. Improvements in surgical techniques and lens replacement technology have transformed cataract surgery, and they continue to evolve to this day. According to Unite for Sight, cataract surgery permits millions of people to […]
Lifestyle Changes for Better Health and Longevity
If you’re feeling depressed, overweight, tired and just suffering from the aches and pains of aging, you might be wondering where things went wrong. “One of the best ways to maintain your youth and your health is to maintain your spine,” says Dr. Thomas Mercante, a chiropractor and nutritionist at AlignLife of Summerville. Over […]
Bad Posture – the Root of All Evil?
Q: Do you have nagging pain in your low back? Q: Do you carry chronic tension in your shoulders? A: If you have chronic discomfort in an area with no known injury, you may wonder why that is. The most likely answer is postural dysfunction (i.e., less than healthy posture, which malaligns the spine and […]
Why Is The Weight Loss Industry a Complete Failure?
If you have been struggling with weight gain year after year and it has become a focal point of your daily thoughts, this article may change your life. The weight loss industry “scam” is not a lack of weight loss. Instead, it resonates around the question, “What weight did you lose?” If you are not […]
Do You Have Glaucoma — and Not Know It?
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. More than four million Americans have glaucoma, but according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only half of these individuals know they have the disease.Here’s what you need to know about glaucoma, its symptoms and treatment options.What causes glaucoma?Glaucoma occurs when increased eye […]