As a parent, there are many worst case scenarios that you hope to avoid when you are caring for your children. Head lice often ranks pretty high on the list. These pests are not only troublesome and difficult to get rid of, they can also be embarrassing to both you and your child. If your child comes home with head lice, you will want to get rid of the lice as quickly and efficiently as possible. [Read More]
How To Prevent Head Lice In Children
For some parents, the mere thought of their child getting head lice sends shivers down their spines. Unfortunately, this is a fairly common thing that can occur to any child. Childhood is one of the most common times that head lice is contracted due to children being in close contact with each other in school, day care centers, camps or any other area where several children may be together at the same time. [Read More]
Planning Your Cataract Surgery? What Should You Expect During Recovery?
If you've recently noticed your vision becoming cloudy or hazy -- almost like a constant layer of smog dampening everything in your field of vision -- you may have cataracts. Fortunately, you're not alone. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed, with more than three million Americans having this operation each year, and the statistical risk of complications from this procedure is extremely low. However, you'll still want to prepare yourself before surgery so that you'll be able to bounce back quickly and avoid any setbacks in the recovery process. [Read More]
Understanding Your Child's Achilles Tendon Surgery Recovery
Kids on the autism spectrum often struggle with an Achilles tendon that doesn't grow properly. This is usually caused by walking on the toes, because walking that way prevents the child's heel from touching the floor. A shortened Achilles tendon can actually hinder your child's overall mobility in the future. If your child has to undergo surgery to stretch the tendon, you'll have to follow it up with physical therapy. Here's a look at what you can expect from that therapy process. [Read More]