Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

The Transition From Fertility Specialist Care To Obstetrician Care

Your journey to motherhood may involve IVF (in vitro fertilization) or another fertility service that is overseen by a fertility specialist. Once you have conceived and your pregnancy has been classified as normal, the fertility specialist who first handled your case may refer you to an obstetrician. Your Care Level An obstetrician's job is to care for pregnant patients. They also aid with diagnosing issues that occur during an active pregnancy and providing treatment services that will not harm a mother or her unborn baby. Read More 

When Do You Need A Crown After A Root Canal?

If your tooth is severely infected or damaged, your dentist may have recommended you to get a root canal. During this process, an endodontist will remove the damaged pulp and then clean and shape the space. Root canals can't always completely restore a tooth, so getting a dental crown may be necessary for certain situations. When You May Require a Dental Crown If only part of the pulp needed to be removed in a root canal, your tooth might be extra sensitive after the fact. Read More 

Dos And Don’ts Of Home Pregnancy Tests

For many women who want to know if they are pregnant, an at-home pregnancy test is the most inexpensive and convenient way to know if they are expecting. However, you might be surprised to learn that although home pregnancy tests are easy to use and have straightforward directions, you can still improperly use or read a pregnancy test, which can give you a false negative or false positive. Here are a few simple dos and don'ts to keep in mind when taking an at-home pregnancy test. Read More 

What To Know About Getting Treated For An Opioid Addiction

If you have become addicted to heroin or another type of opioid, attempting to overcome the addiction without any assistance can be a long battle. If you want to increase the chance of overcoming your addiction, professional treatment is the best decision that you can make. Drug addiction is a disease that might make it appear as though there is no hope for the future, but there is a lot of hope when working with professionals who can assist with managing withdrawal symptoms. Read More 

Key Facts To Know About Altitude Sickness Before Hiking In The Mountains

Hiking in the mountains can be an incredible experience, but it is not without its risks. There is always a chance that you may physically injure yourself, but there's also another risk to consider: that of altitude sickness. The lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes can cause you to become ill if you don't take certain precautions and give yourself lots of time to adjust. So, what are the key things to know about altitude sickness before you go hiking in the mountains? 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.