health--medical

3 Reasons To Take Your Child To A Family Doctor

Many people assume that a pediatrician is the best type of doctor to provide health care for their children. Of course, there are benefits to taking your child to a doctor who has specialized training and experience in working with children. However, many parents find that taking their child to a family health practice is a better idea. These are a few reasons why: 1. You Don't Have to Worry About Your Child Outgrowing the Doctor Read More 

What to Do When You Get the Flu

Flu season is about to start, and so every family should learn the symptoms and risks. Proper care and response can help a person get through a flu bug more easily, and for young children or the elderly, early recognition can save lives.  Here's what you should know about the flu. Symptoms For many people, it's easy to mistake the flu for the common cold because some of the symptoms overlap. Read More 

Managing Osteoporosis

A diagnosis of osteoporosis is frightening if you don't know about it. Low bone density and fragile bones are hallmarks of this disease; you need to take extra care not to fall or otherwise risk breaking your bones. Luckily, the disease can be managed with attention to the following adjustments in your life. Get More Vitamin D There are some studies that indicate a deficiency of Vitamin D could contribute to your osteoporosis. Read More 

Preventing New Varicose Veins

If you're someone who has put on a lot of weight, recently had a baby or work in an environment where you are constantly standing, varicose veins could become rather visible on your legs. These veins, sometimes called "spider veins" because of their appearance, are considered unattractive by many. If you've got them, you might already know that they can hurt as well. To prevent more from appearing, use these pointers. Read More 

Understanding a Few Causes of Oral Thrush

While bacterial infections are more common, fungal infections can also occur in the body. One type of infection that may occur develops when yeast cells overgrow. These cells are ones that sit in the mouth, vagina, and digestive tract and they are called candida yeast cells. When you have an overgrowth of these cells in the mouth, then you have something called oral thrush. Keep reading to learn about some possible causes of this issue so you can identify the infection and seek treatment for candida when appropriate. Read More