If you've recently received the sobering diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), you may be wondering exactly what awaits you during the treatment process. Unlike breast cancer or prostate cancer, RMS is a relatively little-known type of cancer -- many of your family members and friends may find themselves consulting a search engine after hearing of your diagnosis. You may even find yourself resorting to internet research yourself to learn more about your condition and what you should do to rid your body of cancer for good.
7 June 2016
If you haven't seen or heard of Nyle DiMarco yet, you likely will soon. This reality television phenomenon has won both America's Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars in 2015 and 2016 respectively. He is also profoundly deaf and has been since birth and is single-handedly changing what it means to be deaf in America. When you have a child that you find out is deaf, you may have mixed emotions and be unsure of what to do.
2 June 2016
If you have acne, even occasionally, you have probably been told not to pop your pimples. All sorts of terrible things could happen if you do, people say, such as scarring and infection. Are all these warnings true? What should you do when you have a pimple? Popping Hazards When you have a big red pimple sitting on your upper lip, the temptation to pop it is nearly unbearable. It may be sore and uncomfortable, but the main issue is appearance.
27 May 2016
If you have recently found lesions in your mouth and your dentist did a biopsy only to find out that they were cancerous, you'll want to take action right away. Treating the oral cancer can be very successful if it's caught early and if you take action as quickly as possible. There are a few medical professionals that you want to see right away after you get the news from your family dentist.
19 May 2016
If you are interested in obtaining your commercial drivers license, you will likely be required to take a DOT physical. This special medical examination ensures that you are healthy enough to operate large -- and potentially dangerous -- vehicles and machinery. While this exam might seem scary, it shouldn't. However, if you are worried about passing the physical, follow these five tips to ensure you pass: 1. Avoid Nicotine, Caffeine, and Cold Medications
13 May 2016
Nobody ever wants to find themselves in a situation where they need to seek medical attention from urgent care. However, when an injury or other medical condition needs attention (but doesn't quite warrant a trip to the hospital emergency room), urgent care is typically your best bet. If you find yourself needing to visit urgent care, however, there are some etiquette guidelines worth keeping in mind while you're in the waiting room.
9 May 2016
When you are pregnant and anticipating the day your child is born, one of the last things that you could ever expect is that they would have some type of genetic disorder or condition when they are born. However, if this does happen to you and your child in the form of Klippel-Feil syndrome, you may find yourself in complete shock. To ensure that you and your baby's doctors at the infant care clinic and hospital take the best possible care of your child, get to know more about this rare condition and what you can do for your child going forward.
4 May 2016
One of the most useful methods for taking medication is infusion therapy, mostly because of the many benefits that it can provide. Infusion therapy consists of using an IV to inject the required medications directly into your veins, rather than having you ingest the medication. Listed below are just a few of the many reasons to consider infusion therapy. Convenient One of the biggest reasons to utilize infusion therapy is that it is quite convenient to get.
2 May 2016
If you walk into a urgent care clinic with abdominal or chest pain complaints, your doctor will first perform an exam to see if there is a medical emergency. After the initial exam, the doctor may request other types of tests, including a sonogram. While most people may think of a sonogram as a tool to see a baby in utero, the sonogram can also detect other abnormalities in the body. Here are three reasons why a doctor might order a sonogram of your torso when you come into the clinic complaining of discomfort or pain.
29 April 2016
Many parents find themselves a little apprehensive when it comes to taking their children in for an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, evaluation. This is generally because they do not know what to expect. To help make this process a little easier for you, you might want to take a moment to review the following things that you can expect from the appointment. The Parent Interview By this point, your child's doctor will have already received evaluation forms from school teachers, if your child is of school age.
19 August 2015