Back to school means new teachers, new clothes, and possible lice infestation. For parents of grade school kids, the reality of lice can wreck their schedule for several days and cause them to examine their own hair multiple times a day. The entire family will benefit if your kids can avoid bringing those pests home. No method is foolproof, but a little training can make it less likely that lice come to visit this school year.
10 August 2016
If you're like many adults, varicose veins can often go hand in hand with the aging process (or with pregnancy). While these veins can sometimes become less noticeable after weight loss or after keeping your feet up all evening, once they've begun to bulge, they won't fix themselves -- yet you may be worried at the prospect of surgical vein removal for what you consider a primarily cosmetic issue. Fortunately, there are now some much less invasive options that can rid you of your varicose veins with just an office visit or two.
26 July 2016
If you have a friend who has just gotten a cancer diagnosis, you may not know how you should react or what you can do for your friend. Getting a diagnosis of cancer, no matter how treatable the cancer is, is going to be very scary for your friend. Many people may end up not talking to your friend just because they don't know what to say or do. That can make your friend feel very isolated.
5 July 2016
When you are pregnant, the health of your unborn child becomes your biggest concern. You want to make sure that your baby is thriving and growing in your uterus and that they develop as they should. However, many women are under the somewhat misguided impression that the goal is to have their baby get as big as possible before they give birth. While a premature and/or underweight baby can certainly have health problems immediately after birth due to these circumstances, a child that is too large can also have health concerns.
4 July 2016
If you are beginning to suffer from mild urinary leakage due to the initial stages of a pelvic floor prolapse, you might want to look into a non-surgical procedure known as thermiva. This procedure does not only help with urinary leakage issues, but it is also beneficial for other reasons. Here are several things to know about thermiva. What Is It? Thermiva is a procedure that is FDA approved and used primarily for tightening the walls in the vagina.
23 June 2016
If you're in nursing school and considering a specialty in neonatal nursing, you may have a bright future. There are plenty of reasons to love neonatal nursing. It's physically easier than most nursing jobs, since your patients are tiny and don't weigh very much. It can be very fulfilling work, and it's lucrative too – NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nurses can earn more than $60,000 a year, and neonatal nurse practitioners can earn over $90,000 a year.
13 June 2016
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