• Summer Allergies: Did Croup Cause Your Child's Deep, Barking Cough?

    If your child develops a deep barking cough during the summer, you may fear that they have a contagious condition called croup. Although most cases of croup develop in the coolest seasons of the year, some children may develop a croup-like cough in the spring and summer if they have allergies. During the warm seasons, allergies can become worse and affect the respiratory system. Here are possible reasons for your little one's croup-like cough and what you can do about it.
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  • Expecting? 3 Tips For Getting Low-Cost Baby Supplies

    Even though you might be excited about having a baby, one thing that you might be worried about is how you are going to be able to afford everything that your little one needs. If you are on a tight budget, you might fear that you won't be able to buy all of the necessities, but luckily, following these tips can help you find out more about buying low-cost baby supplies.
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  • Adult-Acquired Flatfoot: Is There Anything You Can Do To Ease The Pain?

    Although most people develop flatfoot as children, some individuals acquire the condition as adults. Adult-acquired flatfoot can be both painful and disheartening, especially when you don't know how to treat it or the problem that causes flatfoot successfully on your own. Here's a detailed look into adult-acquired flatfoot and what you can do to ease your pain successfully. What's Adult-Acquired Flatfoot? Adult-acquired flatfoot describes a condition that affects the arches and center tissues of the foot.
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  • 3 Therapeutic Approaches To Look For When Choosing A Memory-Care Facility

    When your loved one is diagnosed with dementia, not only is the news difficult, but there is also added complexity when you consider making decisions about long-term care. Although there are many wonderful facilities to keep your loved one safe, you should consider additional services designed to address their specific needs and retain their remaining independence. Music Therapy More facilities are utilizing music therapy for their dementia patients. In the latter stages of dementia, when your loved one has episodes of memory loss or confusion, they may easily revert back to a time many decades ago, while losing more recent memories.
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  • Meningitis and Oxygen Therapy in Children: Advice for Parents

    Meningitis is a serious disease that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. As well as fever, drowsiness and seizures, meningitis can sometimes cause problems with breathing. If your child develops breathing problems from meningitis, your doctor may prescribe oxygen therapy. Learn more about the effects meningitis can have on a child's breathing and what to expect from oxygen therapy. Why is oxygen therapy necessary? Swelling in the meninges (the membranes around the brain) can interfere with a child's nervous system.
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  • 4 Things To Know About The Webster Technique Before Visiting A Chiropractor

    Whether you have recently become pregnant or are well into your third trimester, there may come a time when you will debate whether a visit to a chiropractor will be beneficial to your pregnancy. Since only you and your doctor can decide a chiropractor will help ease pregnancy pains and get you and your baby ready for birth, you should educate yourself about the common pregnancy manipulations that a chiropractor may perform on you.
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  • Does Your Child Need Family Counseling? Signs Of Trouble Coping With Change

    Any time your family is facing some significant changes, from divorce to a major move, kids may have a hard time adjusting. Often, balanced support from the family unit is sufficient to help your child get through this process, but sometimes you need more professional intervention. As a parent, it can be hard to tell where that line is. Here are some warning signs to watch for that may indicate that you need the help of a family counselor.
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  • Heel Spurs And Plantar Fasciitis: Common Causes Of Foot, Heel, And Ankle Pain

    If you enjoy running each day but are starting to feel pain in your foot, heel, and ankle, there is a chance that you might have heel spurs. There is also a chance you might have plantar fasciitis. These two problems often appear together, but there are ways to treat them. Until they are treated by a podiatrist, you may have to stop running because it may hurt too much.
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  • Six Questions To Ponder Before Choosing A Knee Walker

    If an injury to your lower leg, ankle or foot has made it difficult to remain mobile, you might want to consider using a knee walker or knee scooter. Some advantages to using a stable knee walker, as opposed to using a cane or crutches, are having your hands free and being able to rest or elevate your affected limb. Before you choose a knee walker, here are six questions to ponder:
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  • Preparing For A Marathon: Proper Injury Prevention

    If you're undertaking the vigorous training required in order to get in shape for a marathon, you'll need to give even more attention to your feet and ankles than you already do. With the right running form and equipment, your feet will be able to go the distance and help you meet your goals.  Shoes And Socks For Success If you aren't an avid runner (yet), you'll need to get outfitted properly to begin training.
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