Why Well-Child Visits Are So Important


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

Developing A Birth Plan? Why A Doula Program Could Be Helpful


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

Sports Medicine Techniques For Parents


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

What Are The Best Hearing Aid Options For Children?


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

3 Tips For Slowing The Progression Of Knee Arthritis


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

3 Reasons To Look Into In Home Care For Your Aging Parent


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

What Just Happened With Fish Oil?


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

3 Must-Haves For Bringing Your Newborn Baby Home


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

How To Navigate Medical Care When You Have No Health Insurance Coverage


The Affordable Care Act and extended Medicaid coverage was supposed to reduce the number of uninsured, but there are many reasons why some people continue to have no health care insurance coverage, even after the Affordable Care Act was passed. Regardless of reason, 27.6 million people remained uninsured in 2016. For the uninsured people, it is crucial to understand how to navigate medical care when you have no insurance. Here's what the uninsured need to know.

6 May 2018

Managing The Pain Of A Sports Sprain


A sports injury can be painful, especially if it includes an ankle or wrist sprain. Here are some steps for dealing with the pain and making sure that your injury heals properly. Rest the Injury The first step is to rest your injury and avoid causing strain. In the initial days after your injury, you can follow the rule that anything that causes pain is probably something you shouldn't be doing with your injured area.

27 January 2017