For a lot of years it was believed that only grown-ups could develop type 2 diabetes, and that is still a common misconception today. However, this disease is rapidly growing as a problem for younger people--including children. Because most parents do not expect that their child will have type 2 diabetes, they often miss the telltale indications that should signal to them that their child should be checked by a family medical service.
25 June 2018
If you've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, there is a good chance your doctor will recommend radiation treatments at some point. Each case of cancer is different, so your treatment plan will be unique to you when it comes to the timing of the treatments and the type of radiation you receive. Here is a quick look at when radiation treatments are usually started and the two options available.
2 February 2017
Taking your newborn baby to his or her first pediatric doctor's appointment can be extremely stressful, as you don't know what to expect. Luckily, pediatricians are used to dealing with stressed-to-the-max parents and are ready to be with you every single step of the way. However, before stepping foot into the pediatrician's office, there are a few things that you should know and do: 1. Ensure Your Make the Appointment on Time.
9 January 2017
The modern world of medicine is making huge strides in the advanced treatment of cancer, some therapies having the capability of directly targeting certain cancer cells for their total destruction. However, until now, the methods of delivering cancer-fighting drugs include numerous injections and trips to the medical clinic. Some cancer patients experience such harsh side effects from their chemo that they are forced to remain hospitalized during treatments. Harsh side effects from chemo happen because the drugs used also harm healthy cells responsible for many essential molecular processes.
17 November 2016
There are numerous health issues that a person can develop and suffer from without even realizing it, and one of these potentially serious conditions is known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Many people do not know anything about an abdominal aortic aneurysm until it is essentially too late and they are dealing with a medical emergency. Get to know some of the facts about this condition so that you can know the signs and the possible treatments in case it happens to you or someone you love and care about.
22 August 2016
When you are getting ready to sign your child or teenager up for sports, one of the best things you can do is take them in to a child health clinic in your area for a sports physical. This physical is beneficial for a number of reasons and will give your child the medical OK that they need before engaging in athletic competition. With this in mind, be sure that you look around at the child health clinics in your local and surrounding area in order to get the help that you need.
16 February 2016
As the parent of a teenager, eating disorders are all too common of a problem. Recent estimates are that about 3% of teens have an eating disorder, but many never receive any form of treatment for it. In addition, South Carolina has stated that individuals suffering from eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any group of people with mental illness. Therefore, if your teenaged son or daughter has an eating disorder, it is crucial to immediately assess the need for and prepare for their enrollment in an outpatient eating disorder treatment facility.
3 February 2016