3 Dangerous Skin Cancer Myths And Misconceptions You Need To Unlearn
14 November 2017
Myths about cancer in general are common. However, there's many myths and misconceptions surrounding skin cancer that are outright dangerous. Here are a few misconceptions about skin cancer you may believe. Replace these erroneous beliefs with skin cancer facts instead.
1. Darker Skin Means There's No Chance of Developing Skin Cancer
It's true lighter skin tones can increase the likelihood of skin cancer. Nevertheless, no skin tone has immunity to the possibility of developing skin cancer of one form or another.
Do The Upcoming Holidays Have Your Elderly Parents In A Funk? 4 Steps To Help Through The Festivities
29 October 2017
The holidays can be difficult for the elderly. Changing needs, health issues, and the loss of close friends can create special concerns for them. If your parents are getting up there in years, be sure to take that into consideration when planning for the holidays this year. Here are four strategies you can use to help your parents during the holiday season:
Get Your Parents Involved in the Planning
If your parents used to be in charge of all the holiday festivities, losing out on that ability can be particularly difficult, especially if they feel like they've been replaced, or are no longer needed.
3 Times To Call Your Child's Pediatrician When Your Child Seems Sick
6 October 2017
If you have small kids then you know how common it is for them to have fevers and get sick. Kids seem to pass around the latest bugs at school and daycare centers, so being sick isn't that unusual. However, as a parent, it's good to know when you need to take your sick child to the pediatrician. Here are some suggestions on when it's good to call your child's doctor for advice.
Ketamine: Much More Than A Party Drug
18 September 2017
Although ketamine is known as a party drug that can produce hallucinations and a trance-like state at raves and similar types of events, it has been used for decades to induce and maintain anesthesia in both humans and animals. It is also being studied as a short-term remedy for patients with severe depression.
How is Ketamine Used As an Anesthetic?
Ketamine's short-term effects are best suited for procedures such as dental extractions in humans.