health--medical

  • What You Shoud Expect From The AML Treatment Process For Your Toddler

    When you are a parent of a young child, you would never think that they could develop cancer. However, sometimes this does happen. If your toddler has recently been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (also known as AML), then you may be wondering what you can expect from treatments and what you can do to help your child handle the situation and recover from the AML successfully. Get to know more about what to expect when your toddler has AML so that you can prepare yourself and your child for what is to come.
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  • How Diabetes Contributes To Heart Disease

    Your last visit with your physician showed that you were pre-diabetic. They suggested focusing on diet changes, your weight and stress level before your diagnosis changes to active diabetes. One motivation to follow the recommendations of your medical care team is the impact that diabetes has on your heart's health. Here is what you need to know about diabetes and your heart. Atherosclerosis The principal symptom of diabetes, high blood sugar, becomes a factor in how this disease affects the health of your heart.
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  • Using A Breast Pump: Dos And Don'ts For First-Timers

    Many nursing women--especially working professionals--use breast pumps to express and store milk ahead of time so that their babies can have the milk they need and when they need it. However, for new nursing mothers, breast pumps can be quite confusing and intimidating. By being aware of some important breast pumping tips and guidelines, however, nursing moms can pump with confidence. DO Select the Right Pump It all starts with choosing the right pump.
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  • Older And Wiser: 3 Vision Problems Associated With Age

    If you're over 50 years old, you may have begun to notice changes to your vision. Some of those changes may be minor, such as needing additional light when reading, or seeing additional glare from headlights while you're driving. While those vision changes can be bothersome, there are some more serious changes that can affect your vision as you age. Here are three age-related vision problems you should be aware of.
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  • Tips To Help A Child With Dyslexia Build His Or Her Reading Skills

    If you are a parent of a child with dyslexia, chances are good that you have noticed that your child struggles with reading. This could be frustrating and scary for you because you want to be sure that your child has as many chances for success as possible, but you might not know how to help your child through his or her dyslexia. Here are some tips for helping your child with dyslexia build his or her reading skills.
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  • Deciding if a Virtual Colonoscopy Is Right for You

    As you approach the age of 50 and begin to think about your health and well-being, you may find yourself considering the prospect of getting your first colonoscopy. While many people assume that all colonoscopies are the same, this is not necessarily the case. Many physicians do still opt to use the optical (or standard) colonoscopy. However, virtual colonoscopies are also an option for the same colon cancer screening exam you need at age 50.
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  • Reasons You Should Encourage Your Elderly Loved One To Get Hearing Aids

    When you are helping to care for a loved one who is elderly, there are many aspects of care that you need to consider. However, among the most important is helping them to properly deal with hearing that may be impaired by age and other factors. While your elderly loved one may not care for the idea of wearing hearing aids every day, there are many reasons that you should encourage them to do so.
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  • How to Calm Down When You're Anxious Over Your Gynecologist Visit

    One of the more intimidating doctor's appointments to go to is a visit to the gynecologist. If you have been putting off your next trip due to nervousness, you might not be approaching your visit in the right way. There are several ways that you can make your next trip to the gynecologist less nerve-wracking.  Learn About Your Reproductive Organs Educate yourself about how your reproductive organs work before visiting a gynecologist.
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  • 3 Tips For Acne Treatment During Menopause

    If you expected your acne to have been a thing of the past as a teenager, it was probably a very unpleasant surprise to experience its return as you go through menopause. However, the hormonal changes associated with menopause are often sufficient to cause a return of that problem. Fortunately, there are now more options for acne treatment than there were in previous generations, and you do not have to live with the embarrassment of acne at this already-challenging part of your life.
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  • Traveling With A Breast Pump ... And No Baby!

    Nursing mothers can't take their babies with them everywhere, but they have to keep expressing milk or risk drying up. Enter the trusty breast pump! It's the best friend of every road warrior mom, but newbies likely find the prospect of traveling with a breast pump terrifying. Not only do the logistics seem complicated, the news is nearly constantly feeding viewers horror stories of nursing mothers being shamed on airplanes, being forced to check their pump rather than carry it on, or taste their own milk to prove it isn't explosive.
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