From Our Blog
May 15th, 2013
As women, it is often second nature to put the needs of our family members and of our work ahead of ourselves. When that means not buying the new shoes that you need because the kids all need new shoes, it’s not a huge deal, assuming you do have shoes that are appropriate and fit. However, it becomes a much bigger concern when you are delaying health care services for yourself.
There are many rules and guidelines about the best time [...]
May 14th, 2013
If you would like to help people and you are interested in the world of dentistry, then you should consider the option of becoming a dental hygienist in Edmonton. For some people, the process of becoming a dentist may be out of their reach, but they still want to work in this field. By becoming a dental hygienist in Edmonton, you get the benefits of working with patients and different dentists. However, there are requirements for this type of work, [...]
May 9th, 2013
I have never been able to go to the dentist without feeling a little nervous. I am not comfortable with a dentist in Oakville who doesn’t have adequate people skills to make me feel welcome and relaxed in the office. I interact best with people who have humble personalities and a friendly demeanor. I can compare the difference between the two because i’ve had experience with both. Getting cavities filled and tooth extractions from a sullen dentist makes the experience [...]
May 6th, 2013
When my mom fell down and broke her hip, she was in the hospital for several days. When it was time for her to leave, she had several options. One was that she could go into a rehab center. Another was that she take advantage of in home medical care, which would allow her to go home, and recuperate in familiar surroundings. That was the option she chose. That meant that we had to start looking into home health care [...]
May 6th, 2013
The bond that forms between Ottawa nursing staff and their patients is an important part of the health care experience. Not only does this bond aid recovery, it is a recognized form of therapy in its own right. Many people thank their nurses personally for their convalescence.
Nursing professionals should always strive to improve their interpersonal relations. They need to connect with patients on a level that goes beyond the professional. They are a key ingredient in a patient’s recovery, and [...]
May 2nd, 2013
Hearing aids are small electronic devices that are designed to provide people with hearing loss with a more normal level of hearing. These devices are intended to be worn comfortably inside the wearer’s ear, or on the outside of their pinna. There are several different companies that produce the majority of the hearing aids that are sold worldwide. Some of the largest hearing aid manufacturers include Siemens, Unitron, Rexton, Phonak, and Beltone. These companies have a great deal of competition [...]
May 2nd, 2013
No matter what profession you work in or what activities you enjoy, your eye health is paramount. You need to be able to see clearly or have the corrective measures that will allow you to protect and improve your health. For this, you need to make sure that you have the service and help of a Calgary eye doctor who can give you one to two eye appointments per year, while also providing you referrals for any surgeries or procedures. [...]
Inheriting Our Views
It’s no surprise to anyone that we inherit physical traits from our parents, even mannerisms, but we also pick up a great number of beliefs and unconscious assumptions from our parents. And that extends to body image. If your parents constantly tear down our bodies, or their own bodies, you begin to view bodies that same way. What if we taught children that each body is different, and each is amazing in its own right?
Foods as Friends
The stereotypical body image disorders are inextricably tied to food. Anorexics don’t eat enough, and bulimics purge whatever they do. The psychology of these disorders turns out to be complex, but no one denies an unhealthy relationship to food. Our bodies need the nutrients in foods, not just the calories, and we should listen to our bodies, and eat a balanced diet, as well as indulge once in a while.
But What About Women?
I'm not trying to discount the experiences of women. Women have been scrutinized based on their appearances for the entirety of our media-saturated culture’s existence (and long, long before), and men have never faced that kind of pressure. However, the core issue is the same: learning to appreciate our bodies in healthy ways. There’s no reason we can’t help each other. I simply want to provide a specific place for men to feel they can go.