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Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies


Physical Therapy Can Help Reduce Pain And Restore Movement To Your Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a medical condition that can last for several months and cause shoulder pain and loss of range of motion. The condition comes on gradually, so you may not seek help until you've put up with the pain for months and now can barely raise your arm. Physical therapy is an important part of treating frozen shoulder. Here's a look at why movement is important and some treatments a physical therapist may provide. Read More 

The Benefits Of Water Therapy For People With Cerebral Palsy

Water therapy has many uses — one of these is therapy for people with cerebral palsy. If you have a family member with CP, you should consider aquatic therapy services for all of the following reasons. Water Is Relaxing People with CP often experience mood swings and anxiety, which may present in the form of socially unacceptable behaviors. Despite their conditions, these emotional and psychological issues can be best addressed with time in a pool. Read More 

What To Expect If You Need Vascular Surgery For A Clogged Femoral Artery

Peripheral artery disease can be a serious condition because it reduces blood flow to your leg when it involves the femoral artery. This can cause leg pain or wounds that won't heal. If the vascular condition isn't treated properly, it can even lead to amputation due to a lack of blood flow. Fortunately, there are treatments for peripheral artery disease, including medication, that can help. When these treatments don't work, then vascular surgery could be needed. Read More 

Avoiding Hearing Loss

Aging brings changes to the body in multiple ways, and if you've started to strain to hear people on the telephone or have a hard time hearing things, you might be concerned. If you work in a loud environment, you may be even more fearful hearing loss. Luckily, your hearing can be protected with actions like the following. Block Sounds With Headphones Earbuds have become all the rage when listening to your smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices. Read More 

3 Cold Myths That Won’t Help You Prevent Or Treat A Cold

A cold is a common illness, so most people have at least some level of experience with combating the illness. However, just because someone has had a cold in the past, their experience does not exactly make them an expert on the matter. While the intent is to be helpful, some people are actually spreading misinformation about combating the illness. Learn some cold myths you should not give a second thought to so that you can protect your family. Read More 

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Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

One of the things I learned when I had children was that accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, my children's pediatrician was not always available when those accidents did happen. I had to learn what was considered an emergency and what could wait until the doctor's office was open. Knowing the difference and what to do in non-emergency situations can be confusing. That is why I created this blog. I wanted to provide other parents with a guide that helps them to understand when it is time to head for urgent care or the hospital and when injuries could be treated at home.