Urgent Care And Emergency Rooms: Three Things To Consider When You Have A Sick Child

When children get sick, parents are faced with a dilemma. Should they take their children to the emergency room or an urgent care facility? If you have children, you may want to consider the differences between the two types of facilities before they get sick. This will help you to determine where you should take them to get proper medical care. Use this guide to help make the right decision for your children. [Read More]

The Three Big Modifications To Make Before Your Wheelchair-Bound Parent Moves In

If your wheelchair-bound parent is about to move into your home, you're probably going to need some modifications to your home in order to accommodate them. While things like installing drop-down cabinets in the kitchen and faucet extensions in the laundry room will be important, some of these smaller modifications can wait. What you need to focus on right now is the big three modifications you'll need to make before the move-in date. [Read More]

Hernias 101: The Basics

What Is A Hernia? The wall of muscle that keeps the internal organs in place is called the peritoneum. If the peritoneum becomes damaged with a hole or tear or if it is weakened, it will allow organs to bulge through, or herniate. What Are The Different Kind Of Hernias? A hernia located in the groin can be either a femoral hernia or an inguinal hernia. A femoral hernia is more common in women, and it presents as a bulge in the area where the hip and groin meet. [Read More]

2 Tips for Reducing Injection Site Bruising Following a Botox Procedure

Botox is a fairly painless method that you can use to help correct any wrinkles or sagging on your face. The procedure involves using needles to inject a serum into the skin. While the needles are small, the procedure will often result in bruising around the injection site. The amount of bruising that you experience depends on how well you follow your doctor's aftercare procedure. In addition, you may notice increased amounts of bruising if you are dealing with sensitive skin. [Read More]