Tips For Easing Your Child's Fear About An Upcoming Tonsilectomy
If your child's pediatrician has recommended a tonsillectomy for your child to relieve symptoms like obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, recurrent throat infections and ear infections, your child may be frightened about it. You, as mom or dad, should know that tonsillectomies are one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children and it is not life threatening. While any surgery comes with risk, taking steps to prepare your child can help to make the procedure go smoothly and without incident.
How Language Development Services Can Improve Communication For Autistic Children With Apraxia
Early diagnosis is crucial for the best outcome for children with autism. It is ideal to diagnosis a child with this condition by the age of 18 months. Autism is a mental condition that starts in early childhood. It causes delays in many areas of development, such as interacting with people, playing, and learning to talk. Apraxia is one of those conditions that affects many autistic children. This condition makes it difficult to use the lips, mouth, tongue, and jaw to create clear speech sounds.
Is Your Parent Just Aging Or Suffering From Dementia? Signs To Watch Out For
As an adult child of aging parents, you may begin to notice both physical and mental changes in your parents' health when you see them. While it is normal for your parents to go through these age-related changes, you may find yourself wondering whether some of their memory lapses are simply due to age or due to something more, like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Get to know some of the signs that your parents' memory issues are something more than just age-related so that you can help them get to a doctor for testing and possible treatment and home health care services (or other assistance) as soon as possible.
Could Low Sex Hormones In Men Impact Their Oral Health?
A lot of men would rather avoid the topic of low sex hormones as it can be embarrassing. Whether it is embarrassing or not, men must be willing to admit when the issue is happening to them as it could be impacting their oral health as well. The question is – what exactly does low sex hormones have to do with your mouth? Hormones Play a Part in Oral Health
What Should You Expect When Your Baby Gets The Dtap Vaccine?
Even if you are following the Center for Disease Control's recommended vaccine schedule to the letter, you still may have some concerns about the safety of the shots for your newborn or toddler. That's normal for parents to have concerns; your pediatric doctor should be willing to answer any questions you have about the general vaccination schedule or any single vaccines. One of the immunizations that your baby will receive is the DTaP shot, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
Don't Let This Painful Foot Condition Keep You Off Of Your Feet
Whether you like to run for exercise or to compete in marathons, plantar fasciitis will keep you from going anywhere. This foot condition can become so painful that you can't put weight on the foot. Here is what causes this, how to prevent it and how to treat it if it should keep you out of the race. The Plantar Fascia This is a thin band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot.
4 Things You Need To Start Doing To Help Prevent Your Risk Of Cataracts
There are roughly 24 million individuals 40 years of age and older in America who develop cataracts. Then, by the time that the population reaches 70 years old, half of them have been diagnosed with the vision disorder. With cataracts affecting so many people, it is important to know how to prevent them and to keep your vision healthy. Here are four things you can do: Switch That Cup of Coffee for a Glass of Orange Juice
Think You Have A Stress Fracture In Your Foot? Get To The Bottom Of The Problem
If you've been having severe pain in your foot and ankle and you worry that you could have some type of stress fracture or other bone problem, you want to meet with an orthopedic professional right away. If the pain is dull throughout the day but gets intense and throbs at night, or after you run with the foot or are on it for a long time, you don't want to risk damaging the foot more.
Child-Free By Choice? 3 Considerations When Making The Decision Between Long-Term And Permanent Birth Control
Many individuals and couples are making the choice to remain child-free. When considering birth control methods, you may be torn between long-term and permanent options. There are several considerations that can help you make the best choice for your situation. Chance Of Doubt It can be difficult to be 100% certain that you want to remain child-free depending on the reason for your choice. If your decision is based on lack of desire to have children, your choice may be more concrete than making the decision because you are in a situation that is not conducive to raising a child.
Bumps On The Head: Pilar Cyst Removal
When you are cautious about your health, feeling any lump or bump can trigger a little concern. If you happen upon a large lump on the head, you may be inclined to panic. Is it a tumor? Are you dying? First, you should calm down. These lumps may well be a benign growth known as a pilar cyst, an unsightly but easily treated condition. To find out for certain, you need to seek the help of a dermatologist.