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  • A Guide To The Use Of Ultrasound In The First Trimester Of Pregnancy To Look For Down Syndrome

    9 January 2017

    If you are over 35 and are pregnant, you may already know that your age puts you at a slightly higher risk of conceiving a child with certain genetic problems, such as Down Syndrome. While the primary way of diagnosing a genetic issue in an unborn baby for many years was the amniocentesis, there are now less invasive ways to procure the necessary information. One popular method of finding out pertinent information about babies prior to their birth is the ultrasound.

  • Two Reasons Why It's Time For You To Visit The Dermatologist

    29 December 2016

    If you're like many people, you think that dermatologists are strictly for people who deal with acne issues.  If you've enjoyed great skin throughout your life, it may not occur to you that you can benefit from seeing a dermatologist.  However, even if you have smooth, clear skin, it is still a good idea for you to go see a dermatologist.  Use this information to learn more about why now is the time for you to make an appointment with a dermatologist.

  • Being On The Lookout For Allergy Problems When Caring For A Baby

    14 December 2016

    If you recently gave birth, you are most likely concerned about the well-being of your new bundle of joy. It is important to protect your child and be on the lookout for health problems so you can address them promptly. One health risk that can cause difficulties is the presence of an allergic reaction. If a baby has an allergy, it will need to be seen by a physician immediately to help alleviate any symptoms.

  • Hand Therapy As an Adjunctive Treatment to Orthopedics

    28 November 2016

    Orthopedic intervention is invaluable for many hand conditions, but even in the early stages of problems, hand therapy should be recommended as a way to prevent or delay surgery or to have better post-surgical outcomes. If you are dealing with orthopedic conditions that affect the hands, there are several advantages to including hand therapy. Specialized Type of Physical Therapy Although physical therapy is an important component of rehabilitation for many orthopedic conditions, you may have better results with specialized therapy.

  • When Your Pet Needs Special Care: How To Choose A Boarding Facility

    7 November 2016

    If you have an older pet, or one that needs daily medication or special medical treatment, you may be reluctant to board your animal. But there are times when you'll need to find care for your dog or cat, and a pet boarding facility with the right caregivers can be much safer and provide more advanced care than having a pet sitter drop by your home. Here are three features you'll want to look for in a pet boarding facility to ensure that your older or special needs pet gets the attention they deserve while you're away from home.

  • It's Not Impossible to Lose Weight Safely After Menopause

    24 October 2016

    While many women find it hard to lose weight and keep it off following menopause, weight gain doesn't have to be a fact of life after age 50. Menopause isn't directly to blame since lifestyle habits often play a significant role. Exercise and eating a healthy diet help prevent weight gain around the waist—a factor that increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. But if you feel you can't do it alone, a physician weight loss center can help you achieve your goals by developing a program that likely will include the following three components.

  • Three Things Gymnasts Need To Know About Shoulder Instability

    5 October 2016

    Gymnastics training puts a lot of strain on your shoulders, so it's no surprise that injuries like shoulder instability can occur. Here are three things gymnasts need to know about shoulder instability. How does shoulder instability occur? Shoulder dislocations generally occur when you're training on apparatuses like the uneven bars; on the bars, your shoulders not only need to support your full body weight but also need to rotate in all directions.