Two Important Reasons To Go Apothecary

In times past an apothecary was like a corner-shop pharmacy. Not only was it a small business, but the proprietors went out to gather their own ingredients to make remedies. There is something admirable about using natural ingredients to rebuff nature's ravages. Granted not all of these medieval brews were helpful or even healthy—some apothecaries would use mummy dust as a cure-all. That being sad, apothecaries are making a comeback. Luckily, modern apothecaries have a much better footing in solid science, so they are a good alternative to modern cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies for at least a couple of reasons. Read More 

Follow-Up Care After A Skin Cancer Surgery

If you have had a biopsy done on a skin growth on your body and the results concluded that it is cancerous, your doctor will most likely recommend you have it removed as soon as possible to avoid spreading of the disease throughout your body. After having surgery, you will need to rest and allow your skin to heal with the aid of prescription medication and proper dressing of the wounded area. Read More 

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