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 

Increasing Your Intake Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Help Alleviate Eczema Symptoms

Do you suffer from eczema breakouts in spite of following your doctor's advice when it comes to avoiding certain skincare products, foods, and clothing materials? Studies suggest that adding more omega-3 fatty acids to your diet may help further alleviate your itchiness, flaking skin, and other symptoms. Here's a closer look at omega-3 fatty acids, how and why they might help, and how to go about increasing your intake of these vital nutrients. Read More 

Glaucoma: Benefits Of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

When you suffer from glaucoma, the high eye pressure you experience can lead to permanent vision loss. Fortunately, a variety of treatments now exist that can effectively manage this pressure. Prescription eye drops are the most common treatment, but surgery is sometimes an option. If your eye pressure is not responding to these more conventional treatments, ask your ophthalmologist about Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty or SLT. Method SLT is an in-office procedure that does not require general anesthesia. Read More