Accidents Happen: A Guide to Children's Emergencies

Is Your Baby Ignoring You? Signs Of Infant Hearing Loss That Every Parent Should Know

When an infant has some form of undetected hearing loss it can have a profound effect on their development as they grow, including causing delays in developing important communication, learning and social skills. If not detected at birth, however, new parents may experience difficulty in spotting the signs of hearing loss in their infant. If you are a new parent with concerns about whether your child is hearing at a normal level, the following information about infant hearing loss will help you learn to recognize possible symptoms and seek professional diagnosis and treatment to correct the problem as quickly as possible. Read More 

What To Expect When You Get Laser Vein Treatments

If you want to get rid of your varicose veins because they bother you or you don't like the way they look, your doctor may recommend laser treatments. Lasers can be used to eliminate tiny surface veins as well as larger ones that are deeper in your leg. Here's how the procedure works. Lasers Cause Scarring When a doctor shines a laser light on a vein, it causes a burn that eventually develops a scar. Read More 

When To Pre-Plan And When To Pre-Pay: Prearranging Funerals Takes Two Forms

If you're considering your final wishes so your family knows what to do when you die, you have to choose between merely pre-planning—consulting with a funeral home and working out with them what you'd want your family to do—and actually pre-paying for the funeral. Both have their advantages, but where you are in life, literally and figuratively, play a role in which choice is better for you. Here's a look at what to consider when deciding to pre-plan or pre-pay. Read More 

Sciatica, Diabetes Or Something Else?: How To Determine If Your Foot And Ankle Pain Is Something Serious

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by any number of things, or it can be a symptom of a severe illness or disorder. If you are experiencing foot and ankle pain, you may want to see your family physician before you see a podiatrist or other specialist. He or she can rule out some of the following conditions and make sure your pain is not a sign of illness or disorder located somewhere else in your body. Read More 

Bathing Tips To Prevent Dry Skin This Winter

Adopting the wrong bathing practices can contribute to dry skin problems, as can winter weather. Put dry skin and unwise bathing procedures together and you could get very dry skin indeed. That's why, if your skin tends toward a dry and flaky disposition, it's important to alter your bathing habits when cold weather comes. The following bathing tips will help you keep your skin supple and soft in winter. Control the Temperature of Your Showers 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.