How To Help An In-Home Caregiver Be More Effective

If you have an older relative or friend, chances are good that you have procured them in-home care. This is extremely helpful because it ensures that there will be someone at your friend or relative's house regularly so that your friend or relative has companionship when you can't be there. It also helps ensure that your friend or relative is able to get the help that he or she needs eating, getting dressed, bathing, or cleaning the house. Read More 

3D Mammography: Are Your New Breast Lumps Fibrous Tissues Or Cancer?

If you have a history of fibrocystic breast disease, you may not be too concerned if you develop new lumps in your breasts, especially if it happens every time you menstruate. However, you may want to speak to a doctor about the new lumps in your breasts to ensure that the lumps aren't cancerous. Fibrocystic breast tissue can make it difficult to feel lumps that can be or become cancerous. Here's what you look for in your new lumps, how 3D mammograms work and why you should get one now. Read More 

Treating Common Injuries In A Toddler Learning To Walk

If you have a young child who has just or is in the process of learning how to walk, you will most likely be concerned for their well-being during the process. Small children are prone to a variety of common injuries as they are learning how to get around. Because this is a vulnerable time, it is best to bone up on first aid practices in case an injury was to occur. Here are some of the most common injuries a toddler would encounter and how to treat it properly. Read More 

Treat Your Varicose Veins While They Are Still Small

The small, purple veins in your legs bother you, but not enough to seek treatment. Varicose veins don't go away, and if you continue to ignore them, they'll become large and more unsightly. The time to have varicose veins treatment is when they are small. You'll likely get rid of them without a trace. Wait until they're larger and you risk scarring on your legs where the veins were removed. Here are some of the current ways that varicose veins are treated and which treatments leave no trace of the vein when they are gone. Read More 

Strep Or a Sore Throat: Clarifying The Differences

When your child complains of a sore throat and general malaise, it is important to determine whether or not he or she is suffering from strep throat. A sore throat and strep throat are not the same. Differentiating between the two and confirming a diagnosis is essential in determining effective treatment and to prevent other potential health problems that can occur. Causes of Sore Throats With the start of each school year, parents dread the thought of their healthy and vivacious children interacting in an environment that is teeming with viruses and bacteria. Read More