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2016

Tips For Choosing Between Adoption And Abortion

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If you have gotten pregnant and are not in a state where you are able to keep the baby, you will need to make some difficult decisions about what your next steps are going to be. You have two main options for not continuing with the pregnancy or with parenthood. The first is adoption, which is where you would give up your baby after going through the birth process. The second is abortion, which is when you stop the progression of the fetus and expel it from your body. Read More»

A Hairy Problem: Health Conditions That Can Make You Lose Your Locks

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You’ve seen cartoon characters tear their hair out in frustration, and you probably lose a hair or two every time you brush through your hair – but if you’ve found that you have to rescue a handful of hair from the drain every time you shower, or you notice your brush seems to collect more and more hair every time you use it, then you may have a health problem that you need to deal with ASAP. Read More»

A Guide To Breast Cancer Diagnosis And Oncologist Visits

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Statistics show that some 12 percent of women in the United States will contend with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Because of this, it is important that you learn to get out in front of the disease through diagnosis, while also preparing yourself for a long road of treatments should you ever be diagnosed. Here is how to get the diagnosis that you need and then move forward with the help that an oncologist can provide. Read More»

Are Neonatal Careers For You? 4 Reasons To Go Into This Nursing Subspecialty

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Neonatal careers include sub-specialties that focus on helping newborn babies. Not only do neonatal professionals help newborns, but they help the most fragile of babies. Neonatology careers include a variety of positions, including nursing. If you’re considering a career in this specialized area, check out a few reasons why this field may be the perfect fit for you. You want to work with infants and their families. Yes, you’ll care for newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit. Read More»

A Basic Guide To Knee Replacements

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Knee replacement surgery can give you a new lease on life by increasing your mobility while decreasing your daily pain. When it comes to knee surgery, though, there are several choices you will need to make. While it is vital that you discuss your options with your doctor, it’s also important that you at least have a basic idea of what your options could be. The following guide can help you prepare for a consultation with your doctor. Read More»

Dealing With Neonatal Hypothyroidism In Your New Baby

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About one in every 3000 babies are born with neonatal hypothyroidism, a congenital condition caused by a missing or defective thyroid gland. Without a functional thyroid, infants soon become deficient in the thyroid hormones responsible for proper growth and development. Thankfully, if your child has recently been diagnosed with neonatal hypothyroidism, the disorder can usually be managed successfully through simple medication and monitoring. The critical stage is in recognizing the condition before it can cause permanent damage and beginning treatment quickly. Read More»

Do You Suffer From Both ADD And Depression? What You Can Do

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When you suffer from clinical depression (major depressive disorder), the condition can be challenging to treat and manage on its own. However, when you also suffer from another mental health condition, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), life can be all the more challenging. If you are not sure whether or not you suffer from ADD or ADHD as well as depression, an ADHD or ADD evaluation from a service like Clinical Services can help to determine if you suffer from either of these conditions along with your depression. Read More»

Tissue Or Mechanical Replacement Valve? Benefits And Drawbacks Of Each

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There are benefits and drawbacks associated with every decision you make. The same is true with the type of valve you select for your valve replacement surgery. While your surgeon will likely lead you in the direction that’s best for you, it’s important that you understand the risks and benefits associated with each type of replacement valve so you can make an informed decision. The type of valve that’s right for you depends on a variety of factors, including your age, lifestyle, and health issues. Read More»

What You Need to Observe at Home Before Your Child Has Their Hearing Tested

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If you suspect that your child has hearing loss and have set up an appointment with your pediatrician to have your child’s hearing tested, you have some work to do before your child’s hearing test. By observing your child and noting your observations, you can help your pediatrician more fully understand your child’s hearing situations and make informed decisions about how to move forward. Here are four things that you should observe before your child’s formal hearing test and share with your child’s pediatrician. Read More»

Three Tips for Controlling Exercise-Induced Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects one in twelve Americans. Asthma causes inflammation of your airways, and this inflammation means that less air can get through. Wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath are typical symptoms of asthma, and they can be triggered by many factors, including exercise. Here are three tips for controlling exercise-induced asthma. Remember to warm up It can be hard to squeeze exercise sessions into your busy days, so you may be tempted to skip your warm-up and head right into your workout. Read More»