Taking Advantage of Preventative Care

Making time for regular doctor appointments and having preventative care can make a big difference in health. Click for more.

What You Should Know About Detecting Autism In Your Toddler

1 June 2016
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One important aspect of well visit for children is to monitor their development. At each visit, the doctor may ask a series of questions to determine if the child is developing physically and mentally at the right pace, and the answers you give will often help spot problems early on. If you suspect your child might have a problem such as autism, you should talk to your doctor about this during one of your visits. Read More …

3 Non-Surgical Options To Strengthen Your Vaginal Muscles

24 May 2016
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You may not think about the weakening of your vaginal muscles (vaginal laxity), but age, natural childbirth, and changes in hormones can all contribute to this problem. If you use tampons, weakened vaginal muscles can make tampons difficult to wear comfortably because the tampon may not be held in place. Loose muscles can also contribute to light bladder leakage (LBL) and cause your sex life to be less satisfying. There are multiple non-surgical options to help strengthen your vaginal muscles. Read More …

Accidents Happen: 3 Steps To Take When Your Child Gets A Cut

12 May 2016
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If you're a first time parent, those first scrapes and cuts can cause you a lot of stress. This is particularly true if you're not prepared for all the blood that a small cut can generate. Kids tumble and fall all the time, especially when they're busy playing. If your little one has fallen and cut themselves, you'll need to act fast to stop the bleeding. Here are three steps that will help you get control of the bleeding. Read More …

Getting To Know More About Hirschsprung’s Disease

10 May 2016
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When you give birth to a new baby, the last thing you are thinking about is the fact that they could have a congenital medical condition. However, sometimes this is the case. Hirschprung's disease is one such congenital condition that may be present when a child is born. Get to know more of the facts about this congenital condition that may affect your child in infancy or later in their childhood so that you know what to look out for and what to expect if they are diagnosed. Read More …

The Digital Patch: A New Technology That Solves A Common Childhood Vision Problem

5 May 2016
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For almost 50 years there has been only one way to treat amblyopia (lazy eye) in children: patch therapy. Patch therapy consists of covering the eyes with cloth patches, alternating between left and right. When the stronger eye is covered, the weaker or "lazy" eye does more of the work and grows stronger. In minor cases of amblyopia, or when a child can't tolerate a patch, blurring eye drops (atropine) are used instead. Read More …