A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows a doctor to look inside the colon (large bowel). A gastroenterologist may recommend a colonoscopy if your child suffers from stomach pain, chronic diarrhea, or unexplained rectal bleeding. Although research shows that colonoscopy is at least as safe in children as in adults, it may help to know what to expect after your child has the procedure as well as the possible side effects that can occur. [Read More]
First Time Getting A Sports Physical?: What You Can Expect
If you are just getting your very first sports physical or you are taking your children in for sports physicals, you may be wondering what makes a sports physical different from an annual physical. There are some minor differences. Yet, those differences may dictate whether or not you can participate in sports. Here is what you can expect when you or your kids schedule and receive a sports physical. Resting Heart Rate and Active Heart Rate Tests [Read More]
How To Pay For Routine Vision Care When You Have Medicare
Even though you might rely on Medicare to cover most of your healthcare expenses, you probably know that it does not cover most routine vision care, such as paying for eyeglasses. This can leave you wondering how you are supposed to pay for routine vision care, especially if you are on a fixed income. Luckily, following these three tips can help. 1. Sign Up for a Medicare Supplement Plan Even though original Medicare does not pay for these things, there are Medicare supplement plans out there that do offer both vision and hearing coverage. [Read More]
What Advantages Do Porcelain Dental Veneers Offer?
As people age, it is not uncommon for their teeth to no longer look as bright and healthy as when they were younger. Over time the teeth may become dark and dull from smoking or drinking coffee and they may also wear down or have noticeable chips in them. Fortunately, even if your teeth are not in perfect condition, you can still regain a beautiful smile. By having porcelain dental veneers applied to your teeth, your teeth will look bright and healthy again. [Read More]