health--medical

Preparing For Your First Prenatal Visit

There are few people who will be right by your side throughout your pregnancy quite like the obstetrician you choose from the healthcare directory. As your leading healthcare provider, these physicians monitor the health of you and your baby throughout the 40 weeks, and beyond, to ensure you and baby are happy and healthy. Given their critical role, establishing a good relationship from the very beginning is important. Here's how you can prepare for your visit. Read More 

Times To Heavily Consider Sedation Dentistry For Your Child

You might attend regular dental checkups without any hesitation and, while you may not love some dental procedures, you don't consider them to be challenging to sit through. This sentiment may not be shared by each of your family members, though. If you have a child for whom dentist visits are a challenge, one potential solution to consider may be sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry involves giving the patient a sedative that can render him or her somewhere between relaxed and asleep for the duration of the checkup, which can make life easier for the child, you, and the dental clinic staff. Read More 

From High-Key To Low-Key: 3 Ways To Physically Relax

Whether you're a student with midterms, papers, and finals coming due, a stay-at-home parent with a bundle of children keeping you busy, or are a high-powered business executive with an incredibly tight deadline for your next project, chances are good that only a few weeks into the New Year, you've already broken your resolution to stress less. But just because you feel a lot of stress doesn't mean that you can't take a second or two to relax; after all, if you relax your body, your mind can follow, and make you more ready to start your thesis, project, or proposal. Read More 

How Hiring A Nurse Can Help Kids With JRA Live A More Normal Life

Finding out that your child has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) can be hard for you, but it can be even more difficult for your child. Depending on how you handle the situation, having JRA can not only be painful for your child, but it can potentially ostracize them. If you want to help your child get back to normal as much as they can, you should consider hiring a nurse. Read More 

5 Tips For Recovering From Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

The Achilles tendon is a thick tendon that connects your calf muscle to your heel. While this tendon is very strong, it is possible for it to tear and rupture. In some cases, an Achilles tendon rupture can be treated non-surgically with just a cast, but more serious Achilles tendon ruptures require a surgery where the two ends of the tendon are sewn together with thick stitches. If you have to have Achilles tendon repair surgery, use the following tips to help with your recovery: Read More