Cosmetic Surgery Versus Plastic Surgery…Did You Know They’re Not The Same?

In today's society, it's not unusual for a mom who doesn't plan to have more children to get a tummy tuck or breast augmentation and a brow lift can go a long way toward reducing the signs of aging. However, you might be surprised to learn that although many people use the descriptions of cosmetic and plastic surgery interchangeably and they are remarkably similar in many ways, they're not the same. Therefore, whether you're hoping to look younger and thinner after some quality time with your surgeon or you want surgery to improve the appearance of an old scar, it's a good idea to be aware of the following facts about both specialties: Read More 

4 Ways To Get Your Kids Healthy & Ready For School

As your kids start school this September, make sure that your kids are healthy and ready for a new school year. Here are a few ways that you can get your kids ready for school. #1 Get Your Child's Eyesight Protected First, you need to get your child's eyesight inspected. Your child's eyesight can change from year to year, so it is a good idea to have your child's eyesight inspected each year. Read More 

Three Ideas To Help Manage Your Back Pain And Avoid Opioids

Back pain from an injury, disease or a degenerative process of aging can be very painful. In the past, certain opioids have been commonly prescribed by doctors to treat this pain, but they can become addictive. It is possible that an addiction to these pain killers can become a bigger problem than your back pain. For this reason, they should be a last resort. The following are a few suggestions to help reduce your back pain. Read More 

Doctor-Patient Etiquette: What To Do When Your Doctor Passes Away

All people die. That is simply a fact of life. However, it can still be difficult when the deceased is someone you know, like your primary care physician. Your doctor has probably been seeing you through most of your illnesses and injuries for a large chunk of your life, and it can leave quite a big hole when he or she passes away. What do you do? What is appropriate for doctor-patient relationships in this situation? Read More 

2 Tips For Setting Up An Appointment For Your Baby’s Routine Well-Child Visit

After having a baby, you probably already know the importance of taking your new child to their regular pediatrician appointments. However, you may be concerned about how to optimally time these visits. If so, use the following tips when you call and set up an appointment for your baby's routine well-child visit. Check Your Own Schedule First The first thing you want to do before you pick up the phone to make the appointment is to check your own schedule. Read More