Your Child & Febrile Seizures: What They Are & What to Do if Your Child Has One

From sniffles and sneezes to complaints of sore throats and aches, as a parent, you're prepared to handle your child's cold or flu symptoms. However, if your infant or preschooler is fighting a high fever, there is one rare occurrence you might not have been prepared for: a febrile seizure. Although rare, febrile seizures are still a possibility, and chances are they will take you by surprise. Here is some important information about febrile seizures, including what to watch for and what to do during and after the seizure: Read More 

You’re So Varicose Vein: 3 Unexpected Pregnancy Problems

While being pregnant is a joyful time, it can also wreak havoc on your body -- often in very unexpected ways. You may, for example, experience such surprising problems as trigger finger, varicose veins and pica. If you're a mom-to-be experiencing these problems, you probably have many questions, including why is this happening to you and what your treatment options may be.  Trigger Finger More than likely, you've heard the term " Read More 

The Importance Of Seeding Of Your Baby’s Microbiome At Birth

The birth of a new baby is a wonderful process. Everyone waits with bated breath for the new arrival. While many are focused on the labor and delivery process, there is another process, which begins prior to birth and continues after the baby is born, that is just as important as the birth. This is the process of the seeding of the baby's microbiome. Understanding what this is, and how to maximize the seeding process, may have major health implications in your child's future. Read More 

Dealing With Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is a surprisingly common affliction for many Americans. According to Los Angeles-based dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu, approximately 70 percent of people believe they have sensitive skin. The following outlines the potential causes of skin sensitivity, as well as some helpful advice on how to deal with sensitive skin. What Causes It? There are so many things that can cause skin sensitivity that it's almost overwhelming to diagnose, unless you have the help of your dermatologist. Read More 

Torn Meniscus? The 101 On Treatment Options For This Common Knee Injury

From athletics and age to car or work related accidents, there is an overwhelming number of ways to injure your knee. Considering it is the largest joint in your body, your knee deserves proper care and treatment after an injury. While slight aches and pain may stem from minor injuries, higher levels of discomfort and loss of mobility may be signs of a torn meniscus. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with the severity of a torn meniscus. Read More