As an adult child of aging parents, you may begin to notice both physical and mental changes in your parents' health when you see them. While it is normal for your parents to go through these age-related changes, you may find yourself wondering whether some of their memory lapses are simply due to age or due to something more, like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Get to know some of the signs that your parents' memory issues are something more than just age-related so that you can help them get to a doctor for testing and possible treatment and home health care services (or other assistance) as soon as possible. [Read More]
Could Low Sex Hormones In Men Impact Their Oral Health?
A lot of men would rather avoid the topic of low sex hormones as it can be embarrassing. Whether it is embarrassing or not, men must be willing to admit when the issue is happening to them as it could be impacting their oral health as well. The question is – what exactly does low sex hormones have to do with your mouth? Hormones Play a Part in Oral Health [Read More]
What Should You Expect When Your Baby Gets The Dtap Vaccine?
Even if you are following the Center for Disease Control's recommended vaccine schedule to the letter, you still may have some concerns about the safety of the shots for your newborn or toddler. That's normal for parents to have concerns; your pediatric doctor should be willing to answer any questions you have about the general vaccination schedule or any single vaccines. One of the immunizations that your baby will receive is the DTaP shot, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. [Read More]
Don't Let This Painful Foot Condition Keep You Off Of Your Feet
Whether you like to run for exercise or to compete in marathons, plantar fasciitis will keep you from going anywhere. This foot condition can become so painful that you can't put weight on the foot. Here is what causes this, how to prevent it and how to treat it if it should keep you out of the race. The Plantar Fascia This is a thin band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. [Read More]