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Hernia Prevention

You can’t wait out a hernia. These injuries won’t go away on their own with rest and relaxation. While not immediately life threatening, hernias may require surgery and can become dangerous without proper care.

The best way to prevent complications from a hernia is take measures to help prevent them in the first place. Here are some tips to help you reduce the strain and avoid a hernia.Image of a man with a hernia. Learn about hernia prevention tips from Westshore.

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Living with Aphasia

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are affected by stroke each year. While each stroke affects people differently, one notable after effect is aphasia, a neurological disorder that affects communication. This disorder affects the areas in the brain that control and affect skills like speech, listening, reading, writing, and other related abilities.

Stroke is a major contributor to aphasia, although any disease or complication that damages the left half of the brain can cause the disorder. Here’s some insight into what it’s like to live with aphasia. 

Image of a man suffering from aphasia. Learn about what it’s like living with aphasia.

FAQs about Autism

Autism is a disorder that many people have heard of, but not everybody really understands. Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, autism actually encompasses many different brain development disorders. April is Autism Awareness Month, so we’ve prepared some answers to some common questions you may have about autism.

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What Your Kidneys Do for Your Body

When it comes to your health, your kidneys might not be the first thing you think about. Given that more than 26 million people in the U.S. have kidney disease whether they know it or not, kidney health is something every person should take seriously. In honor of National Kidney Month, here are some things you should know about your kidneys.

Image of a man that may suffer from kidney disease. Learn more about the causes of kidney disease and contact Westshore today.

Multiple Sclerosis Education Month

More than 2.3 million people across the globe are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), with over 400,000 cases in the U.S. alone. Despite the number of people affected by MS, there are still a lot of unknowns about the disease. In this post, we’re going to cover a few common questions about MS in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Education Month.

Learn more about MS during Multiple Sclerosis Education Month.