7 August 2015
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, you may have already considered having knee replacement surgery. In recent years, more women and younger people aged 20-50 have developed this condition, often due to sports injuries. Currently, more than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are done each year in the United States. One study found that 34% of knee surgeries were "inappropriate," leading some experts to believe that more alternatives should be explored before you undergo the procedure.
30 June 2015
Time with a friend, relative or other loved one can brighten the day of someone in hospice care, but for some, the fear of not knowing what to say, do or bring on a visit is immobilizing. Planning a personal call to that special person gives you time to equip yourself for the visit. Kind, compassionate attention is the best gift you can offer to someone in this meaningful final stage of life.
19 June 2015
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, most commonly known as ADHD, is a widespread and well-known condition. Despite how well-known it may be, there are many misconceptions and myths circulating that continue to be spread by well-meaning, but ill-informed, individuals. If your doctor has recommended that you or your child be tested for ADHD, you may find yourself thinking of some of these myths and wondering if testing is really necessary. Here's a look at the truth behind several of the most common ADHD myths.
15 June 2015
Hundreds of people go to the urgent care or the emergency room every year for abdominal pain. There are many different things that could cause abdominal pain, which is why it is important to go and the treatment you need if you are in severe pain. Here are some of the most common causes for severe abdominal pain. 1. Food Poisoning Food poisoning comes from eating a food that has been contaminated.
15 June 2015
Anxiety disorders are not just limited to adults. Children as young as preschool age can show signs that they are suffering from extreme anxiety. If you suspect your child does, it is important that you take action to help him or her cope and get treatment from a qualified medical professional. What Is an Anxiety Disorder? An anxiety disorder is a mental health condition that results in prolonged worrying and other symptoms for a period of at least six months.
11 June 2015
During pregnancy, how you handle allergic reactions is important not just to your health, but also to your unborn child's. Although some medications are considered to be safe to use during pregnancy, you need to explore using other measures to control your allergies. Here are some possible methods you can use to get allergy relief. Allergy Medication You should never use any medication while pregnant without first talking to your obstetrician.
10 June 2015
Well-child visits are an important part of ensuring the on-going positive health and development of your child. However, many children find these visits stressful and terrifying. Preparing them for a well-child requires educating them on what will occur and easing their anxieties. Take Child to Your Doctor's Appointments If your child shows serious fears about attending their next well-child visit, it's a good idea to take them along with you to your doctor appointments.