The 101 On Anencephaly: Understanding And Preventing This Serious Birth Defect

From the miracle of life to adding or starting a family, it is easy to see the excitement of pregnancy. Of course, pregnancy can also be a challenging time due to the many physical and emotional changes you may face. You and your unborn child may develop a birth defect or medical disorder, but you are most likely not familiar with your diagnosis. Considering 1 in 4859 babies in the United States are born with anencephaly, understanding this disorder is smart for early diagnosis. Read More 

3 Tips To Keep Your Artificial Limb Clean

If you are an amputee who has an artificial limb, you probably love the changes that your prosthetic has made in your life. To help prevent any infections or other problems and to continue enjoying your limb for as long as possible, you must keep it clean. Luckily, doing so should be pretty easy once you get used to it. These are a few tips for keeping your artificial limb clean. Read More 

What You Should Know About Detecting And Treating Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can cause you to gradually go blind. It doesn't usually cause other symptoms that alert you to it's development. It can cause a lot of damage before you realize you have it if you don't get regular eye examinations. If your eye doctor catches glaucoma early, before it causes vision loss, the right treatments may be able to protect your eyesight. While there isn't a cure for glaucoma, there are treatments that can stop its progression. Read More 

4 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Drug Rehab

Making the decision to enter a drug rehabilitation center is a good one, but you may not know how to prepare for your program. Here are some ways you can start getting ready for your time at rehab. Avoid Changing Your Routine It may be tempting to do drugs as much as you can before you enter rehab, but that is not a wise idea. Not only are you more at risk for overdosing if you do that, you also put more drugs into your system that you must detox from. Read More 

New Treatments for Cardiovascular Disease: What You Should Know

While many people in the United States are keenly aware of the risks of diseases such as cancer, most do not known that cardiovascular disease (or heart disease) is the number one killer of both men and women in this country. As such, heart doctors and medical researchers alike are constantly working to find better ways to treat and prevent heart disease and cardiac-related deaths to reduce those numbers and help those at risk to stay healthy and alive for longer. Read More