If you have been the primary caretaker of a friend or family member for someone who is over five or six hundred pounds, you may be wondering if you should continue this labor of love. There are many scenarios and situations where it may not always be appropriate for you to provide care to this individual, and/or medical situations for which you do not have the skills to provide care. It may be time to consider in-home health care for this six-hundred pound homebound patient, and here is what in-home care can do that you probably cannot. [Read More]
Pediatricians Now Advised Not To Use Nasal Spray For Flu Vaccination
Children who are uncomfortable with needles have previously had the option of getting an intranasal spray to vaccinate against influenza. But the live attenuated influenza virus, or LAIV, in the nasal spray may not be very effective against the flu, so this year, most medical professionals are no longer recommending it. Why Flumist is No Longer Recommended Known by the brand name Flumist, the LAIV is administered by squeezing it up the nasal passage rather than giving an injection. [Read More]
Treating And Preventing Hammertoe Through Surgical And Non-Surgical Methods
If you wear constrictive shoes every day for work or fashion, your feet may eventually suffer from more than just the standard aches and pains. Hammertoe is a relatively common condition that occurs when pinched toes are wedged into a bent position, thrusting the middle joint upwards and causing it to chafe against any shoes you wear. When caught early, hammertoe can be corrected without much trouble, but once the bones and tendons become locked into place, you may need orthopedic surgery to be realigned to their intended position. [Read More]
Is Mohs Surgery The Right Option For You?
If you have skin cancer, then you may be concerned about treatment and a cure. Fortunately there are a variety of treatment options available that are successful. One of these treatments is Mohs surgery, named after the doctor who was first to develop this type of microscopic surgery. This procedure may be a better choice for those who have high-risk skin cancer in difficult to treat areas of the body. Here's more about this procedure to help you make a better decision about whether you should talk to your doctor about having it done. [Read More]