The Whites Of Your Eyes: Understanding Ocular Albinism

Albinism is a genetic condition that is extremely rare. It affects normal pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. However, it can be more difficult to spot an albino than you might think. For many people, albinism only affects the eyes, leaving the skin and hair with normal levels of pigment. In this case, it is referred to as ocular albinism. Discover more here. How does ocular albinism affect vision? Read More 

Watch Out: Three Signs Dad Or Mom Needs Higher Level Care

You've just settled your elderly parent at a independent senior housing complex, pleased at the opportunity it provides for independent living while relieved there will be some minor supervision to ensure a safe environment. You plan to visit regularly and keep consistent communication with the housing staff. However, do you know what signs to look for that might indicate your parent needs a higher level of care? Be on the watch for the following changes in your parent that could spell trouble. Read More 

Cremation Diamonds: A Beautiful Memorial

If you've recently chosen to cremate a lost loved one, you may have done so for several reasons. Cremation can be less expensive, more environmentally friendly, and even less stressful than a traditional burial, but did you know that the cremated remains of your loved one can be made into a diamond keepsake? In this article, learn the basics about cremation diamonds and how you can carry your loved one with you in a beautiful way. Read More 

3 Things Not To Do Before Your First Mammogram

A mammogram is a type of x-ray that allows your physician to note changes within the tissues of your breasts. The procedure is generally used to detect cancerous tumors early so that treatments can be provided. It is wise to schedule a mammogram at least once every two years after your fiftieth birthday. If you have never had a mammogram, then it may be difficult to know what to expect. Your doctor will likely fill you in on some of the details. Read More 

Pertussis: What Every New Parent Should Know

More commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can effect people of any age, but causes particularly dangerous symptoms in infants. The disease gets its name from the high-pitched cough that infected children experience. Because pertussis can cause choking and suffocation by causing a mucous plug to form in the throat, it can become life-threatening. As a parent, knowing the basics about whooping cough will help protect your child from this disease and seek the proper treatment if he or she does become infected. Read More