Could Your Smartphone Be The Key To Avoiding Permanent Stroke Damage?

If you've occasionally found yourself wondering how you'd be able to seek medical treatment if you were suddenly and unexpectedly debilitated by a blood clot or hemorrhage in your brain, you may be right to worry--stroke is the third-highest cause of death in the U.S. and constitutes the number one cause of long-term disability. However, advances in technology have made it easier than ever for doctors to evaluate stroke patients and provide emergency treatment, often without being in the same room or even the same country.   Read More...

Back Pain Plagues You Day And Night? Improve Your Body Mechanics

If your back hurts day and night, and you don't have arthritis, a back injury, or another condition that causes back pain, check your body mechanics. Body mechanics describes how you move and position your body when you perform different activities and actions, such as bending, pulling, and even walking. If you rely on your back to perform tasks or activities, you can injure or stress out your spine and the tissues that support it.   Read More...

Meeting A New Doctor? 4 Tips To Prepare For Your Visit

Meeting with a doctor can be stressful for anyone, but when it's your first visit with a new primary care physician, you may be more reticent than usual. Not only are you likely looking for answer to current medical questions, but you're also potentially starting out on a new relationship that can affect your health and well-being. So, how can you prepare ahead of time to help your first appointment be the start of a great relationship?   Read More...

5 Tips to Help Your Child Prevent Injuries While Playing Sports

With so many different sports offered nowadays, young athletes, like your child, tend to push themselves extremely hard. Many children are playing sports around-the-clock, which increases their risk of injury. To help ensure your child isn't sitting on the sidelines during the sports seasons, here are five tips to help prevent sports injuries in young athletes: 1. Get Your Child a Physical Before the Season Starts The best way to prevent injuries in your child is to ensure that he or she is ready to play.   Read More...

When You Are Trying To Have A Baby: Understanding How Infertility Treatments Work

If you have been trying to have a baby with your partner for about a year and you haven't had success, it might be time to talk with an infertility specialist. If you are young and otherwise healthy, it may simply take you and your partner a little more time to get pregnant. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the best time for a woman to be pregnant is in her 20s.   Read More...