Category: Blog

Are you having a heart attack?

By: | September 13, 2016 image02

If you’re able to read this coherently, you’re probably not! It’s a common misconception that heart attacks occur out of the blue, as there are several symptoms and warning signs that can help you detect an early onset of a heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70 percent of the 735,000 heart attacks reported each year are first-time heart attacks. This means that only a minority of reported heart attacks had no prior symptoms!

While there are a list of symptoms to look out for which can be indicators of a heart attack, these same symptoms are sometimes caused by problems other than an impending heart attack. But there is no way of knowing for sure without proper medical advice so remember, it’s always important to promptly contact a medical provider if you experience these symptoms. Read More

Ways to prevent a spinal cord injury

By: | September 10, 2016 image05

All athletes, from professional ones to casual weekenders are at risk of a back or neck injury. Excessive strain, especially on the lower back or lumbar spine, is generally common for athletes and might possibly lead to instances of back pain, and in some cases severe. While it’s virtually impossible to completely prevent any medical condition from afflicting you, here are some tips to keep your spine healthy! Read More

Tearing your ACL

By: | September 7, 2016 Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament

If you watch football enough or keep a social circle with avid fans, you probably know what an ACL (also known as anterior cruciate ligament) tear is and what it means for football players. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is in the middle of the knee and it prevents the shin bone from sliding out in front of the thigh bone. In turn, an anterior cruciate ligament injury is the excessive stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. A tear may be partial or complete and for obvious reasons, the injury can be career ending for a football player. Read More

Importance of treating carpal tunnel syndrome

By: | September 5, 2016 image04

Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome should begin as early as possible under a doctor’s close supervision. Initial treatment usually will involve resting the affected hand and wrist for a period of two weeks, immobilising the wrist in a splint to prevent further aggravation, and generally avoiding activities that may worsen your condition. Read More

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

By: | September 1, 2016 image06

If you’re constantly working on a desk and have had an odd tingling and numbing sensation in your hand and wrist for some time, there’s a real possibility that you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome. This syndrome is an irritation of the median nerve in your wrist, which travels down your forearm and enters the hand after passing through the wrist tunnel (also known as carpal tunnel) located in the central part of your wrist. Read More

Smelling Back Memories!

By: | August 24, 2016

A smell can bring on a flood of memories, influence people’s moods and even affect their work performance. Because the olfactory bulb is part of the brain’s limbic system, an area so closely associated with memory and feeling it’s sometimes called the “emotional brain,” smell can call up memories and powerful responses almost instantaneously. Read More

Why Omega 3 is good for your Vision?

By: | August 17, 2016 cure_blog_3

Omega-3 refers to a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids and is sometimes written as n-3 or w-3. This family includes alpha- linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA. Alpha-linolenic acid is a precursor of EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential part of our diet and can be found in foods like oil-rich fish, fish oil, nuts, plus fortified foods like eggs, bread and fruit juices. Read More

Music to the ears!

By: | August 9, 2016 cure_blog_5_1024

Singing and music play an important role in our culture. You’ll find music present in many aspects of our lives: theater, television, movies, worship, holidays, celebrations, and government and military ceremonies. But none is as important as how we use music with our children. Read More

Child Development

By: | August 6, 2016 cure_blog_2_1024

Before babies learn to talk in a real language, their parent’s native tongue, they babble and coo, playing with sound. That’s baby talk, and baby talk sounds similar the world over.

But when will you hear your baby’s first words? Critical milestones for a baby learning to talk happen in the first three years of life, when a baby’s brain is rapidly developing. During that time, your baby’s speech development depends on your “baby talk” skills as well as your baby’s. Read More

Children Vision

By: | August 4, 2016 cure_blog_4_1024

Baby’s vision goes through many changes in the first months after birth.

Newborn babies have peripheral vision (the ability to see to the sides) and in the first weeks of life gradually develop the ability to focus on an object or point in front of them. At one month, a baby can focus briefly on objects up to three feet away. Read More