Sonograms have been used for decades to help determine the health of the fetus. In recent years, its use has become more routine. In fact, 2014 figures show that the average number of sonograms for women was 5.2 per pregnancy. Although the medical need for that many ultrasounds has been called into question, other benefits of the practice are clear. Sonograms psychologically help mothers and their families. Lessens Anxiety Women naturally worry about the health of their unborn children.
29 June 2016
According to studies and statistics, approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be medically diagnosed before the close of 2016. Because of this, it is important to understand the process of diagnosis, treatment and other extra medical care that becomes important. Vascular radiology is an important part of this process from both a diagnostic and treatment standpoint. Read the points below to learn more about vascular radiology to understand what you or a family member might expect if they happen to deal with cancer in any shape or form.
23 June 2016
When you are diagnosed with breast cancer and it is in the early stages, you may wonder what you can and should do in regards to treatment. One of the most common treatments available for breast cancer is radiation therapy. Get to know more about radiation therapy so that you can better understand this treatment option and so that you and your oncologist can develop the best possible care and treatment program for you and your needs.
13 June 2016
When you have been diagnosed with HIV, you likely know that your immune system will be compromised for the rest of your life, even with proper management of your viral load. However, what you may not be aware of is the fact that you can develop lymphoma, lung cancer, or other forms of cancer from having HIV or AIDS. In case you do develop an HIV-related cancer, get to know some of the facts that you should be aware of when you are in need of treatment for your cancer.
7 June 2016
Tennis elbow is a condition in which the muscle and tendon along the outside of the elbow become sore and inflamed. Typically, this occurs in athletes and others who perform repetitive arm motions while gripping an object tightly. It's not just tennis players who get tennis elbow. If you're a golfer, a landscaper, a carpenter, or a hockey player, you're at risk for this condition, too. Luckily, the secret to preventing tennis elbow is just to keep your forearm muscles strong and conditioned.
2 June 2016
Diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in adults can sometimes be challenging because the disorder can mimic other diseases. Your doctor might perform a number of evaluations to determine if you do have ADHD. If you believe that you have ADHD, here is what you need to know about the testing and what happens afterwards. Why Are Medical Tests Performed? Your family doctor can more than likely give you a preliminary diagnosis of ADHD.
24 May 2016
When you have always wanted to pursue a career in neonatology, but you have no interest in being a nurse or doctor, you may wonder if this is even possible. While the doctors and nurses do make up an extremely important part of the care team in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), there are many other neonatal careers that can put you right in the NICU to help the parents and babies that are forced to spend their time there.
17 May 2016
When a child is sick, a fever is a good thing. It means that your child's body is doing what it needs to do in order to fight off the illness. There are many misconceptions about fevers that lead parents to treat them incorrectly. Here is everything you need to know about your child's fever. Fever Begins at 100.4 Most people know that a regular body temperature is 98.6 degrees. However, too many people think that it means a fever starts at 99 degrees.
11 May 2016
When you are the parent of a teenager, there are many different causes for concern. After all, teenagers are becoming less and less dependent upon you for care and guidance and may begin to make mistakes that can have lifelong consequences. The use of illegal drugs and the potential addictions and other health consequences they may cause are one of those major concerns. If you are worried about your child and the possibility that they are experimenting with or frequently using illegal drugs, get to know some of the steps that you can take to keep your teenage child as healthy and safe as possible.
5 May 2016
Few things restrict your activity like foot pain. Two problems can be so painful that you can't even place weight on your foot. Here is what you need to know about plantar fasciitis and Achilles' tendonitis and how to prevent them from keeping you off your feet. Plantar Fasciitis A small band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, runs along the bottom of your foot. At one end, it is attached to your heel bone and the other to the base of the toes.
4 May 2016