In the days leading up to surgery, your child will likely start to express feelings of anxiety and fear. Sometimes, the fear is related to an experience. In some instances, it is the fear of the unknown. Regardless of the reason for your child's fear, you can help to alleviate some of it by preparing him or her for the procedure: Plan Your Conversation Talking to your child is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare your child for surgery.
23 August 2017
Have you decided to go to a drug detox center or do you know someone who has decided that they need to go? Are you having trouble picking one out from the options that are available nearby? Choosing an addiction treatment center is a major life decision. While one program might work for many people, it might not work for others. Before choosing any one program, there are several questions that you should ask.
16 July 2017
If your loved one was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, you're about to enter a whole new world. This world will require you to provide for your loved one, while ensuring that they're kept safe. If you're like most people, you want to keep your loved with you for as long as possible. If your loved one is going to be living with you in the initial stages of Alzheimer's, you'll need to prepare your home for their care.
16 July 2017
Fracturing your tibia or fibula ankle bones is not only incredibly painful, but also makes life much more difficult to navigate until you recover. Having a surgery performed by a qualified orthopaedic surgeon will allow your bone to grow back together in the healthiest and fastest way possible, and is often necessary for complex fractures. You may be nervous about your upcoming ankle surgery, but you can follow these tips to ensure you are completely prepared:
23 June 2017
Getting older means that you must periodically assess the health insurance you receive to ensure you have as much coverage as you need. As a senior, Medicare is an option for you, but it can be confusing to know which one of the plans is the most appropriate choice. The Medicare Advantage option can be a costly one; however, it may be just what you need depending on your answers to the following questions.
12 June 2017
The Food Allergy Resource & Education organization reports that more than 170 foods are known to cause allergic reactions. The institution goes on to list 15 million Americans as having sensitivities to one or more of those foods. If you find you fit into that group, you'll want to begin a food allergy treatment program so that you can experience optimal health. Step 1: Avoid Your Food Allergens Once you've had food allergy testing done and know which foods you are allergic too, you'll need to remove those items from your home.
7 June 2017
If you are like many people, the return of summer has you thinking about how your body appears in shorts and swimsuits, and you may not be happy with how you feel or look in them. If the cause of your discontent is a red birth mark, then you may have a port wine stain. Port wine stains are a relatively common birth mark, and one in 300 babies are born with at least one.
3 June 2017
If you have a hearing problem and have recently had a hearing test completed, then you may have learned that your hearing ability has reduced significantly over the last few years. If so, then you may want to invest in new hearing aids. However, many newer aids can also be adjusted, thanks to digital technology, to elevate the sounds you hear. In certain cases, digital adjustments may not be adequate and a new hearing aid is required.
29 May 2017
If your son or daughter was born prior to about 37 weeks of gestation, he or she was probably classified as premature at that time. Unfortunately, the earlier that a child is born, the more likely he or she is to experience problems, both short and long-term. A common concern that premature babies face, even after they go home from the hospital, is asthma that is triggered by allergies. Therefore, as a responsible parent of a premature infant, you need to be aware of the following facts about the triggers for your child's asthma and how the symptoms of that disease can best be managed.
22 May 2017
Going to an urgent care center is not the same as going to the emergency room. It is used to treat problematic, but not dangerous, problems that require immediate attention. Anyone who is suffering from persistent diarrhea, therefore, needs to understand how urgent care centers can help them. Common Causes Of This Problem Just about everybody will go through a few instances of diarrhea during a month, but persistent or chronic diarrhea often impacts certain people profoundly.
18 May 2017