Monthly Archives: September 2017

Safe Sleep for You and Your Baby

Sleep is very important for children, especially infants and newborns. Knowing how to keep your baby safe while sleeping, and knowing what the sleep risks are, will help both you and your baby rest easy. Sleep Needs and Risks Newborn babies tend to sleep about 16 hours a day, usually in periods of three to... Read more »

Could You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Marked by numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of your wrist, and the syndrome can be related to the anatomy of the wrist, repetitive... Read more »

Ruptured Eardrums 101

What You Can Do For Ear Infections Known medically as tympanic membrane perforation, a ruptured (or perforated) eardrum occurs when a hole or tear forms in the thin tissue that separates your ear canal from your middle ear (your eardrum). A ruptured eardrum can lead to hearing loss and can also make the eardrum vulnerable to additional injury or infections. Some cases... Read more »

Preventing Tick Bites: What You Need to Know

Ticks are small, arachnid insects commonly found outdoors in grassy, bushy or wooded areas, or on animals. They can be harmful to humans because ticks carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that can lead to serious illnesses. Here is some basic info about the types of ticks you may encounter and how to combat them both... Read more »

Treating Hyperthyroidism

Characterized by an overproduction of thyroxine, hyperthyroidism (or overactive thyroid) is a common thyroid disorder. Patients with hyperthyroidism have multiple options for treatment and management depending on factors like age, physical condition, underlying causes of the disease, personal preference and the severity of the condition. Here are several options for treating hyperthyroidism. Radioactive Iodine This... Read more »

Managing Allergies: Alternative Medicine

Alongside medication and immunotherapy, many people use additional strategies to help manage their allergies. These supplemental strategies are not necessarily meant to replace FDA-approved allergy treatments, but they can work in conjunction with them. Here are several possible options. Dehumidifiers Common allergy triggers include mold, mildew and dust mites, the latter of which are the... Read more »

How Can Chemical Peels Help Restore My Skin?

Commonly used to improve the skin’s appearance on the face, neck or hands, chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin. This solution causes your skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing new, smoother skin. There are a few different types of chemical peels, and a few different reasons why... Read more »

How to Prevent Asthma Triggers in Your Home

What are the causes of Asthma Asthma triggers vary from one person to another, and avoiding known triggers plays a large role in asthma management. Here are some tips to keep your home and family free of asthma triggers, along with some of the most common triggers out there. Asthma Triggers Common asthma triggers include: • Allergies: In many cases, allergies... Read more »

What is This Painful Bump on My Wrist?

Ranging in size, ganglion cysts are categorized as non cancerous lumps that generally tend to develop along the tendons or joints in the wrists or hands, and can also be found in the ankles and feet. Ganglion cysts are usually round or oval-shaped and are filled with a jelly-like fluid. Ganglion cysts can be painful... Read more »