If you live near the wildfires, you know how bad the air quality is right now. What you might not know is that even if the air looks clear where you are, it could still contain ash and debris that is harmful to your health. If you have young children, the poor air quality can be even more harmful for their delicate lungs. Until the air has cleared, you need to take special precautions to keep your kids safe, and prevent serious breathing complications.
11 December 2017
Some people dismiss knee pain as merely getting older. However, there is a possibility that the pain could be far serious than they realize. Left untreated, the pain could interfere with everyday life. In some instances, the knee pain is the first noticeable sign that someone has arthritis. If you suspect you have arthritis, here is what you need to know. What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis? Knee pain is common with arthritis, but there are other symptoms that you might not realize are signaling towards the condition.
15 August 2017
A large incisional hernia makes it hard to breathe and move normally. It occurs when your intestine pushes through your abdominal wall at the site of a previous stomach surgery. This hernia usually occurs near your surgical scar in your abdominal area. It is the result of not being active after having surgery. When your hernia becomes large, it can decrease your quality of life. Read on to find out how to treat incisional hernia with laparoscopic incisional repair.
25 July 2017
Working in neonatal care is one of the most rewarding jobs, but it can also be difficult, as well. Since you are dealing with fragile babies who need more care than a normal infant, it can be challenging, especially if the baby doesn't end up surviving while in the NICU. However, working in neonatal care is more often rewarding because babies tend to come out of their difficult times and are eventually able to go home with their parents.
16 June 2017
If you spend a lot of time working or playing on the computer, you'll probably have eye strain at some point. Computer eye strain gives you blurry vision, tired eyes, and eye redness. Rather than squint at the screen or crane your neck to see better, you should have your eyes examined and ask your eye doctor, like Quality Eye Care, about getting computer glasses. Here is some more information about computer eye strain and how glasses help.
1 June 2017
Urgent care clinics offer a wide range of medical care services, but not everyone knows that these clinics offer more than just immediate care. If you or your children are in need of a physical, consider these reasons to visit your local urgent care for your appointment. Walk-In Visits In some cases, you may be able to visit the urgent care clinic for a physical without an appointment. This means you and your family can see the doctor when it's convenient for you, and it also provides a handy option if you forgot that your child needed a physical for school or sports.
16 May 2017
A heart murmur makes your heart beat faster than normal and handle more blood, putting extra stress on the heart valve. A murmur can be caused by several different conditions, such as high blood pressure, anemia, and an overactive thyroid. Many heart murmur cases are mild and do not require any treatment. However, if a doctor determines your heart murmur is severe and can hurt your health, he or she may recommend different treatment options.
24 April 2017
Open heart surgery is a serious procedure. Not only is the actual operation tedious, but the process of recovery is just as strenuous. This is true both when it comes to recovery in the hospital, as well as care in your home. In terms of home care, the more prepared you are, the better your recovery period. Make sure you and your family members know what to do to prepare the home for your arrival from the hospital.
9 April 2017
If you have been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor, chances are your general practitioner will refer you to an oncologist. An oncologist is a medical professional who deals in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancer. Upon your initial visit, or during your targeted treatment, you probably will have several questions. The following is a short list of four important questions you might want to ask your specialist before treatment begins.
14 March 2017
While acid reflux disease is commonly associated with adults, it can also develop in children and even babies. It can be challenging to diagnose reflux disease in infants without performing medical tests because babies are unable to voice their complaints. Acid reflux disease refers to when stomach acid is "refluxed," or escapes from the stomach and travels into the upper digestive tract, leading to the most common symptoms of heartburn. While pediatric and infant care for acid reflux is similar to that of adult acid reflux, the symptoms may differ between children and older patients.
7 March 2017