Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

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 

Varicose Veins: Tips for Slowing Development and Minimizing Discomfort

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue. Those who are dealing with this medical condition often experience discomfort that can range from mild to severe and that negatively impact their daily lives. The enlarged, ropy appearance of varicose veins can occur in any vein of the body, but they are most often associated with the lower extremities. Although some people are predisposed to develop varicose veins, the level of severity may be influenced by other factors. Read More 

Why Is An Online Doctor Visit Like And Why Is It More Convenient?

Online doctor visits are the visits of the future. Patients can enjoy the convenience of speaking with their doctor while using a tablet, phone, or even a home computer to discuss the symptoms they have been experiencing and the different changes they have noticed, such as skin issues, weight gain, and other problems that could be related to their health in some way. Rather than going to the traditional office for treatment, patients can now get the help they need at home, bringing the office right to them. 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.