I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago, and I have had several flare-ups flanked by periods of remission during that time. I'm pleased to say a number of new drug treatments have become available since I was diagnosed, but I've always been keen to explore alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, as a way of complementing my medical treatment. I started this blog to document the alternative treatments I've tried and share information about current research into drug-free treatments for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. If you've tried an alternative treatment that's eased your symptoms, I'd love to share your experiences on the blog.

3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer (Besides Sunscreen)

25 April 2018
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No one wants to have skin cancer, or any other type of cancer for that matter. So, in a bid to protect oneself, many people hit the local store and invest in quality sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 during the summer. Additionally, they also purchase quality moisturizers and hats to protect the face from UV radiation. However, these aren't the only ways to protect your skin from cancer. Read More …

What You Need to Know About the New National Cervical Screening Program

3 April 2018
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With the National Cervical Screening Program undergoing changes, it's natural to wonder whether your health will benefit. Depending on your age and past medical history, you might have a lot of questions. However, by understanding the basics, you might feel more at ease with what lies ahead. You'll attend fewer screenings, but the results are more accurate The National Cervical Screening Program will use a test that feels the same. However, it now tests more rigorously for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Read More …

Analgesic Medication: Should You Choose Compounded Drugs?

5 December 2017
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Chronic pain can interfere with your ability to perform your regular activities. Also, the quality of your life and general comfort will decline significantly due to the debilitating aches. Therefore, it is crucial to obtain the right pain management solution to help you suppress the continuous pain. Under ideal circumstances, you will find appropriate drugs for pain relief in your local pharmacy. However, in some cases, the standard analgesics might not work as expected. Read More …

The Different Types Of Aged Care Services

22 October 2017
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Age catches up with all of us. At some point, it will be your own folks or even yourself. At that age, everyone would like to be well taken care of. Aged care ensures that your loved ones are well taken care of. This step might be a challenge as you are faced with a decision whether to register an aging loved one in an aged care service or not. Well, there are different types of aged care services that you can choose from. Read More …

Hamstring Injuries: The Worst Enemy of Sportspeople Everywhere

27 July 2017
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you watch sport regularly, there's a good chance you've heard about players being off the field because of a hamstring injury. And if you play a sport yourself, it might just be one of the things you dread the most. Despite its misleading name, the hamstring is actually three separate muscles that are situated at the back of each thigh. They're often called by this name and considered a single part because they work in unison when you use your knees. Read More …