3 Tips For Handling End-Of-Life Care Decisions

If your parent has a terminal illness, at some point, you and your family need to make decisions about his or her end-of-life care. The decisions that need to be made are usually not easy, but they are necessary. Here are some tips for making end-of-life decisions for your parent. Communicate With the Family Communication is key during the decision-making process. You and every family member who is going to be involved in deciding what is best for your parent needs to stay in contact with each other. Read More 

Testing Your Child For Food Allergies

Allergies pose a significant threat to many people. Within the US, one in every 13 children, under the age of 18, has a food allergy. An allergic reaction can range from a minor itchy throat to something as significant as anaphylaxis. For this reason, parents of children who have experienced an allergic reaction in the past should consider allergy testing to be an important step to keep their children safe. Read More 

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