Can’t Bend Your Knee After Crouching? It Could Be A Torn Meniscus

You might think that crouching momentarily can't possibly leave you seriously injured, but it can. When you crouch or squat, it puts pressure and strain on your knees. If you have poor posture or lose your balance while crouched, it can cause a particular portion of your knee's cartilage called the meniscus to tear, which can be painful and cause mobility problems. Meniscus Cartilage Each one of your knees has two pieces of meniscus cartilage, which help to cushion and prevent the thigh and shinbone from rubbing against each other. Read More 

Pregnant And Peri-Menopausal: How To Cope With An Unplanned Pregnancy

When you're nearing menopause, the last thing you're probably expecting is to find out you're having a baby. You may feel confused and uncertain of what the future holds. You probably wonder if your baby will be okay and how being pregnant at an older age will affect your own health and the ability to carry the pregnancy to term. Understanding the facts about late-in-life pregnancies can help you prepare for the coming months. Read More 

Taking Care Of Your Heart After Surgery With Exercise

One of the most important things you can do after any type of heart surgery is to get on a regular schedule of exercise. The American Heart Association (AHA) notes that exercise is a valuable tool against recurring heart disease. Your heart doctor will work with you in the hospital to design an exercise program that works for you. Your responsibility is to maintain that program to keep your heart healthy. Read More 

Childhood’s Rashes: More Than Just A Little Irritation

Rashes are common among children; even as babies, diaper rash is a common occurrence. But rashes aren't always just a skin irritation; sometimes they are an indication of a more serious illness, requiring prompt medical care. Parents need to take the symptoms that accompany a rash into consideration when determining if a call to the pediatrician is necessary Bacterial Meningitis As its name implies, bacterial meningitis is a bacterial infection. It affects the meninges, which are the thin membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Read More 

How To Take Care Of Your Elderly Parents

Your parents took good care of you when you were a child, so it makes sense that when they age, you are there to help take care of them. While it shouldn't be your sole responsibility to provide around-the-clock care, it is a nice gesture that you are offering them your support, whether it is physical, emotional, or financial support. It can also be a stressful time, so make sure to think of yourself as well. Read More