Raising a child is perhaps the hardest, most rewarding job a person can undertake. The experience typically covers the gamut of emotions, from frustrating to funny to heartwarming to heartbreaking to downright terrifying to gratifying, but it's all worthwhile. Virtually every new parent worries almost nonstop about doing the "right" thing and whether their child is developing normally or becoming ill. One common concern parents often share is worrying if their toddler is eating enough. [Read More]
Measles Outbreaks And School Inoculations: Should You Get Yourself Vaccinated Again?
School inoculations keep the population safe from diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella, that once ran rampant among the population. Students who receive school inoculations are protected against these diseases, even if an outbreak occurs. As a small percentage of the population has made the decision not to vaccinate their children, there has been an increase in the number of measles cases seen in recent years. While this doesn't seem like much of a big deal to most people, this can become epidemic if the spread of such common diseases is not stopped. [Read More]
3 Reasons Why Facial Reconstruction Surgery May Be Needed
Trauma as well as genetic defects can cause the face to become disfigured. Thankfully, surgeons are able to repair these issues with facial reconstruction procedures. Here are three occasions where these techniques are implemented. Cleft Palate And Cleft Lip When an embryo is being formed in utero, the face forms by coming from each side and fusing together in the middle straight down center of the face. Rarely, this process can go wrong in the first trimester, causing the baby's lip or palate—the roof of the mouth—to remain partially open or split. [Read More]
Liposuction For The Chin: How To Quickly Get Rid Of An Unwanted Double Chin
Do you have something that is commonly called a "double chin?" The double chin occurs when excess fat appears directly underneath the chin area, creating what appears to look like a second chin. If you have a double chin, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. It is important to know that while overweight people are more likely to experience issues with a double chin, thinner people can have them, too. [Read More]