Achoo! Three Of The Most Common Allergy Myths And The Real Truth Behind Them

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Allergies are a pretty common problem, and while most people generally understand how they work, there's a lot that's misunderstood. Here's a look at three of the most common myths about allergies, and the real truth behind them. Short Haired Pets Are Better For Allergies When people have pet allergies, what they're really allergic to isn't the pet's hair, but dander (tiny little pieces of an animal's skin) or proteins found in their pet's saliva and urine.

31 December 2015

Relying On Help From A Geriatric Care Manager


It isn't uncommon to find yourself faced with making decisions about what is best for an aging family member. You might even desire the input of an objective third party. A geriatric care manager is a professional who can assess your loved one's particular situation and then provide recommendations. Generally, a geriatric care manager offers advice and support in helping families cope with either the gradual or sudden changes that aging brings into their lives.

16 December 2015

Diabetes And Pregnancy: What You Should Know

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When you are planning to get pregnant or are trying to do so, one of the factors you should keep in mind is how your own health will affect your pregnancy and the health of your future baby as it grows inside of you. If you are diabetic, for example, this condition can have an impact on your pregnancy. It is important to understand the effects of diabetes on your future pregnancy as well as on your own personal health during pregnancy so that you can be prepared and take the proper precautions while pregnant.

30 November 2015

Depression And Your Child: Understanding If Its Just The Blues Or Something More

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When you are a concerned and actively involved parent, you can tell when your child is not feeling quite like themselves. Their behaviors and mannerisms change, they speak and act differently, and they just seem like a different person than they normally are. However, when your child begins to act down, unmotivated, or uninspired and they do not come develop an illness like the cold or flu as usual, you may wonder what is causing their blues.

12 November 2015

What To Expect When You Have Arthroscopic Surgery To Repair A Knee Injury

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If you've had a knee injury that damaged the bone or cartilage in your joint, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery to make repairs and relieve pain. Arthroscopic surgery is much less invasive than open-knee surgery, but it is still a medical procedure that may take a few weeks to recover from. Here are a few things you may want to know about arthroscopic knee surgery. How Arthroscopic Surgery Works

28 October 2015

4 Things Runners Need to Know about Femoral Neck Stress Fractures

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Running is a popular way to stay in shape, but if you're not careful, you can develop stress fractures such as femoral neck fractures. The femoral neck is one of the uppermost portions of your femur and makes up part of your hip joint. Here are four things you need to know about this painful sports injury. How does this injury occur? Femoral neck fractures occur in response to the large amount of force put on the bone while you're running.

14 October 2015

Learn To Spot The Signs Of Glaucoma In Children

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Many people never associate glaucoma with children, but children definitely develop it. It happens for children much the same way it can happen for adults. Understanding what to look out for can help you save your child from pediatric glaucoma before the problem grows too large to deal with. Pediatric Glaucoma: Congenital, Infantile, and Juvenile Glaucoma in children can develop at any age. Typically, pediatric glaucoma is broken down into three categories.

29 September 2015

What Should You Know About Your Amniotic Fluid?


If you've recently found out that you and your partner are expecting your first child, you may feel equal parts excitement and apprehension. Being pregnant can be a time full of joy -- and full of worries about whether your unborn child is safe and healthy. One biological factor that can have a major impact on your unborn child's development is the level and quality of your amniotic fluid. Read on to learn more about this fluid and how it protects your child, as well as what low or high amniotic fluid levels can indicate and how to improve your own readings.

11 September 2015

What You Should Know When You Have Been Diagnosed With Herpes

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When you go to the doctor with some discomfort in your genital area, the last thing you think you are dealing with is genital herpes. However, this is a far more common occurrence than most people would think. In 2013, the number of people seeking treatment for an initial outbreak of genital herpes was around 320,000, a steep increase from the previous year making it far more prevalent than most people believe.

26 August 2015

Pros And Cons Of Gum Contouring

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Gum contouring, or gingival sculpting, is an option if you need to reduce the amount of gum that shows when you smile. The procedure is typically performed in-office and the results are seen within a short period of time. If you are considering gum contouring, you should weigh the pros and cons.  Advantages One of the advantages of gum contouring is that it is relatively painless. The cosmetic dentist relies on a laser to target the gum that needs to be contoured, which cuts down on the possibility of experiencing pain.

11 August 2015