Meeting the primary health needs of your family will require you to have at least a basic understanding of healthcare topics. Unfortunately, there are many pieces of misinformation that will be able to influence your healthcare decisions, and this can make it harder for you to keep yourself and your family members healthy. Myth: Only Hospitals Can Apply Or Remove Stitches When a person is unfortunate enough to suffer a deep slice, they may require stitches if the wound is to properly heal.
6 November 2020
Joint pain is a common complaint many people have and can be a good reason to see someone at a health care clinic; as many as one in four people who have arthritis complain of joint pain, although there are many different causes for joint pain. Why you have joint pain can vary from another person who has the same complaints, and pinpointing why you have these issues can help you find relief.
12 August 2020
When you are a parent of a newborn or are a soon-to-be parent of a newborn, you may find yourself feeling elated and overwhelmed in equal measure. After all, taking care of a new, tiny human can be a lot of work and also bring a lot of joy. One of the things you might not be thinking about yet in regards to your new baby is their well-child visits to their pediatrician.
2 April 2020
If you are planning on having a child soon, you may want to develop a birth plan. A birth plan is an outline of your preferences during your labor and delivery. You can find templates of birth plans online, or the hospital you're going to may have form or booklet that you can complete with your preferences. A birth plan can reduce some anxiety because it tells the medical staff things like how much medication you'd like for pain relief, who you'd like in the delivery room, if you'd like to use hydrotherapy, etc.
12 November 2019
If you have any children who play competitive sports, you will no doubt soon become familiar with the art of sports medicine. Sports medicine is a specific branch of medicine that prevents and treats injuries related to sports. If your child is playing contact sports in school, there will likely be a sports medicine specialist on hand. The major sports that need sports medicine attention are football, soccer, softball, baseball, volleyball, and lacrosse.
14 August 2019
Hearing loss at an early age has become quite common. More children are being born with a reduced hearing ability, while in some cases the condition is the result of early childhood diseases. Regardless of the cause, it's important to intervene early. This will ensure that your child doesn't fall behind with their learning and also with their language and social development. Choosing the right hearing aids for your child is important since it will affect their interaction with the world.
4 March 2019
Even in the early stages of knee arthritis, pain and swelling can make everyday activities harder. Now is the time to work on slowing the progression of arthritis to potentially prevent or delay a joint replacement. Manage Your Weight If you are overweight, your doctor will recommend taking steps to reduce your weight to prevent your knee from worsening faster. For people who have a hundred or more pounds to lose, it might be worth considering medical weight loss approaches to help you lose the weight faster and possibly improve your chances of keeping the weight off.
22 December 2018
Watching your parent get older and begin to struggle with health, mobility, or cognitive issues can be very difficult. It's important that instead of helplessly watching as your aging parent begins to struggle, you look for concrete ways to help them and make their life easier. One of the best things you can do for an aging parent is to help them get signed up for in-home care. Here are a few of the biggest reasons to do so.
24 September 2018
Some sudden news out of the U.K. may make people rethink fish oil supplements for heart health. As with any new health news, though, this new information may lead only to more confusion about how to maintain a healthy heart. In July 2018, BBC News reported that an extensive review of studies focusing on people taking fish oil supplements found that overall, there was no real benefit for heart health. This goes against years of common advice to start taking supplements, especially if you weren't able to or willing to eat fish.
21 July 2018
Bringing a baby into the world is a wonderful experience, but it can also be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Preparation is key, so you may spend the months leading up to your baby's birth shopping and organizing. Unfortunately, many parents are still not ready to bring their baby home for the first time even though so much time is spent preparing. With this guide and your pediatrician's help, you'll learn a few must-haves you will need to bring your baby home from the hospital.
1 June 2018