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 

Weight Loss Surgery And Hypothyroidism

Suffering with thyroid problems is very common, but may leave you with weight issues. The American Thyroid Association reports that approximately 20 million people suffer from some type of thyroid dysfunction, and hypothyroidism is one of the problems. If you suffer from this and are having trouble losing weight, you may want to read more or seek help from a weight loss clinic. What Is Hypothyroidism? If you have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, or if you believe you have it, you may not completely understand what it is. Read More 

3 Unfounded Fears You Might Have About Cataract Laser Surgery

Cataracts can distort your vision and make your eyes more sensitive to light, which makes it difficult to read, drive, or watch television. Luckily, you can alleviate most -- or even all -- of your cataract symptoms with laser surgery. That option might not seem like a great idea, though, if the thought of having the surgery done terrifies you. Put your mind at ease by debunking the three myths about cataract laser surgery listed below. Read More