Three Options To Consider When Your Parent Can No Longer Live On Their Own
If your parent has recently reached a point in their life where they can no longer live alone, it may be time for you and your family to make a decision as to where your mother or father should live. It will be a difficult decision to make and there are a lot of factors to take into consideration to ensure that your parent will receive the care that they need.
A Few Things Every Parent Should Know About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Known most widely by the acronym ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a fairly widespread condition that affects at least ten percent of kids nationwide. As widespread and well-known as this condition is, there are still a startling number of misconceptions surrounding the condition and those affected by it. Before you dismiss concerns that your child may have ADHD, you should know the truth behind some of the common misconceptions. Here are a few of the key things you need to know.
Your Asperger's Child And Sex Ed: How Your Pediatrician Can Help
Children with Asperger's Syndrome are currently part of the autism spectrum. Most kids with this developmental disorder are on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, so they can understand important information about themselves. However, the way that they handle and process certain information may not always be appropriate. Sexual education and human development is one area where you, as a parent, may need some professional support. Here is how your pediatrician can help you explain the "
Lightning Up The Blues: How To Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder
Depression, as a chemical disorder in the brain, knows no age, gender, or time – but it might get worse or better, depending on the season. For those with seasonal affective disorder – called SAD for short – added onto existing depression, that constant depression gets even worse as winter comes, staying that way until the opening overtures of spring. But how do you deal with a condition determined by forces beyond your influence?
Understanding Your Risk Of Cataract Development
Cataracts are a common and serious health concern that can affect most anyone, though there are some people at greater risk than others. If you're concerned about your risk for developing cataracts, it's important to understand the contributing factors. The more you understand, the easier it will be to catch early signs. Here's a look at some of the leading factors that can increase your risk of cataracts. Heredity - A family history of cataract development can put you at greater risk of developing them yourself.
Making That First Step Into The Healthcare Field
You're considering a career in healthcare and you're ready to take that next step to get training for your first job. There are a number of entry-level roles you can look at. It's important to decide what level of direct patient care you are comfortable with performing so you can match the job to that. Here are two healthcare jobs to consider that have different levels of patient care and contact.
Diagnosed With Osteoporosis? Here's What That Might Mean For Your Dental Health
If your doctor has diagnosed you with osteoporosis, you are probably aware of how the condition increases your risk of fractures. Did you know, though, that osteoporosis also affects your dental health? This is why you should always let your dentist know when you are diagnosed with this condition – and be aware of the following ways in which osteoporosis may impact your oral health and dental care. You have an increased risk of tooth loss.
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.
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.
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.