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The health of the baby begins even before the child was born. To guarantee the proper development of the growing child inside the womb, the mother needs adequate nutrition which will especially support the developing biological systems of her baby. Among the most important ones are protein, iron, folate, calcium, vitamin D and Omega 3.
In 2016, 723 children died in traffic collisions, but 128,000 were injured. If you are driving safely and have securely fastened your child with a seatbelt or child seat, then the chances of a fatality are low. However, if you are involved in an accident, then the emotional effects on a small child can be significant.
We all know the importance of health check-ups, on a practical level, yet we often put these off. Some people may view this as extreme as ‘self sabotage’ though in reality, the reason people put essential health check-ups off tends to be due to the fear of finding out something they feel they would be unable to handle.
Fat reduction procedures and treatments are popular, especially with people who have tried to get rid of stubborn bulges by overhauling their diets or hitting the treadmill on a regular basis. But everyone who has decided that they need a little help beyond lifestyle changes still has another decision to make regarding their next step: surgical or nonsurgical?
. As a plastic surgeon near Akron, Ohio, Dr. David Hartman cites an increase of 72 percent in popularity for fat-transfer breast augmentation in just the last year. It is also an increasingly popular choice for patients who want youthful beautification of facial features (especially hollowing around the eyes), high-definition body sculpting, and even butt lifting.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Boise’s Dr. Naomi Brooks knows skin—as well as what can harm it. When it comes to everything from premature signs of aging to health problems that can impact the entire body, nothing beats ultraviolet radiation for causing damage. Light from the sun contains UVA and UVB rays, both of which can damage the DNA found in skin cells, causing them to grow abnormally
Eating healthy while on vacation is a well-known challenge for many people. While traveling, you’ll want to sample local delicacies every chance you get. If you’re relaxing on the beach, you may want to grab a second or third margarita as a relaxing and refreshing treat. While these indulging moments are part of the experience, you may find your waistline a bit wider when you return home. Luckily, there are some simple ways to stick to a healthy eating regime while on vacation. It may even be easier than you think!
Depending on the type, light could either hurt or help the skin over time. Sunlight, for example, comes with ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can damage skin cells and affect the production of fundamental building blocks such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. But a newer type of light-based therapy can be used to treat a variety of both medical and cosmetic skin concerns: blue light or photodynamic therapy. Boise, ID , dermatologist Dr. Naomi Brooks highlights what it can be used for and how it works.
We remember what it was like. The weekend study groups, the late-night library visits, the early-morning cramming sessions. Suddenly after a semester’s worth of cruising along, our exams would be upon us. Fast. With this sudden realisation, panic would set in. And a fierce determination to study that we’d never had before. And our sleep would suffer as a result. Looking back, it’s easy to see how foolish we were. Because depriving ourselves of sleep wasn’t doing our grades any favours!
Some studies suggest that several different strains of cancer can be avoided by consuming the right types of foods and drinks. In honor of Kidney Cancer Awareness month, I’ve decided to make a guide identifying foods that are rich in nutrients that can help prevent cancer. These dietary restrictions in combination with other holistic cancer treatments can be a powerful way to affect cancer without the use of chemotherapy or other traditional cancer treatments.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is an important legislative Act affecting the US healthcare industry. When it was first introduced in 1996, HIPAA’s primary function was to address the issue of healthcare coverage for individuals between jobs. However, nowadays HIPAA is synonymous with data protection legislation
It has long been known that herbal supplements can help alleviate a range of ailments that each of us suffer from everyday including detoxification of the body, reduction in inflammation and prevention of many serious diseases. If you understand the benefits of supplements, you will be able to use them and improve your health in a natural way.
Children experiencing developmental disabilities are typically seen to have an impairment in their physical learning, language, or behavior. Here is a short overview of some of the most prevalent developmental disabilities in kids today, and how you can enable detection as early as possible.
Being in tune with your body means recognising when things don’t feel good and knowing what is normal for you. The digestive system makes up a huge portion of your body, so when things don’t feel quite right, you’ll know about it quite quickly. So, what should you be looking for when it comes to a healthy gut?
While a nurse seeking a vein to draw some blood may find exactly what she needs with the sharp point of a hollow needle, that puncturing tool is not ideal for dermatologists administering cosmetic treatments, such as the dermal filler Juvederm®.
If any procedure has become synonymous with a person’s desire to look younger, it’s the facelift. Portland-based board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Kathleen Waldorf and Dr. Rachel Streu have watched over the years as the term has gone from describing just the rejuvenating surgery to being used in any situation where something is getting a fresh look.
Children seem naturally predisposed to injuring themselves. From bumped heads to scraped knees to sometimes worse, as a parent it’s not a matter of if, but when our child will experience something like this. That’s why it pays for us to know how to handle ourselves, and know how to respond to the situation with care.
Allergies are something that many parents worry about during the weaning stage. We wonder if we’ll introduce a food our baby is allergic to, and we're advised to avoid common allergens in the first foods we offer. Yet, the risk of an allergy showing doesn’t stop once your child moves on to regular family food.
The market is flooded with various types of water purifiers. These water filtration systems range from simple water filters to complicated purifiers; they utilize membrane technology for purification followed by disinfection using UV lamp filters. Most people do not know the right water filter to choose for their home. If you are considering buying a whole-house water filter, here are tips to help you out before you make a purchase
In an ideal world, we would all sleep soundly for between 6 and 8 hours every night. The reality is that this is not always possible. It’s very common to experience disturbances in sleep patterns, especially if you have young children, you work shifts, or you’ve been traveling. If you don’t sleep well, it’s completely normal to feel tired the next day. What’s not normal is to experience fatigue or lethargy if you do get enough sleep or to find it difficult to sleep on a regular basis