What Women Who are 35 Years and Older Should Know About Their Pregnancy

While many women are increasingly choosing to have children at an older age, there are certain elevated risks involved. Women are more likely to have a child born with genetic defects, suffer a miscarriage, and experience complications during pregnancy. While some of these risks have been reduced in recent years, it's still important to know what to expect if you're having your first child and you're 35 years of age or older. [Read More]

Your Wisdom Teeth: Recognizing A Problem And Preparing For The Solution

While having your wisdom teeth pulled is relatively common, there are plenty of reasons why people wait until later in life to go through with it. If you still have your wisdom teeth it's important that you recognize a few common signs that it's time to have them pulled. In addition, when those signs arise, it's important that you know how to prepare yourself and your home for the aftermath of the surgery. [Read More]

Why And How To Keep Your Open Soda Can Free Of Bees And Other Insects

If you like having a cold soda on a hot day, consider yourself lucky if you've never found a bee, wasp, or other nasty insect crawling inside the can. The sugar in regular soda syrup can attract a lot of stinging insects, which then crawl inside the can. If you think you'd be able to see this happening, ask yourself how many times you look away from the can you're drinking from. [Read More]

Minimizing Scarring After Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US with one in five Americans developing it within their lifetime. Skin cancer can be prevented by avoiding the sun and being diligent about using sunscreen. Luckily there are many effective treatments for skin cancer. The types of surgeries used to treat skin cancer include excision, Mohs surgery, curettage and electrodesiccation, and even cyrosurgery. While these surgeries are effective and removing the cancer, they can also leave scarring. [Read More]