does your child need a doctor right now?

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does your child need a doctor right now?

Having three kids under the age of six is quite exciting. We never have a dull moment in our house and often have injuries and illnesses that need to be tended to by a doctor. I have learned a lot over the past six years about when a child needs to be seen by a doctor immediately and when certain things can wait until their regular pediatrician is available. I created this blog to help other parents learn about the injuries and illnesses that their children may experience when a doctor isn't available to take a child to whenever these things happen.



Got A Colonoscopy Scheduled? Top Ways To Prepare For This Critical Testing

If you want to have the highest quality of life, it's important to take care of your body.  Of course, the things you do daily can have a negative or positive impact on your health. The common ways to enjoy optimal well-being include eating a nutritious diet and staying active. However, you may wish to have the proper medical testing done to find and treat any issues. It's essential to have a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, especially once you have reached a certain age. Read More 

3 Questions To Ask Your New Cardiologist During Your Initial Consultation

After being referred to a cardiologist for treatment, it's a good idea to schedule an initial consultation to get to know them before your first official appointment takes place. Here are a few things you should ask during that consultation that should help you prepare for the care you'll be receiving from your new cardiologist: What Kinds of Tests Will You Take? There are a variety of different tests your cardiologist might want to perform on you, so it's a good idea to ask about them ahead of time and learn what you can expect throughout the testing process. Read More 

Myths Physical Therapy Patients May Believe

Physical therapy can be a common type of care that many people will need to receive if they are to fully recover. Yet, this type of care is something that people will not need on a regular basis, and this can lead to incorrect beliefs about these treatments. Myth: Physical Therapy Is Only Needed After Serious Injuries There is a particularly common assumption that physical therapy is only needed for those that have experienced serious injuries. Read More 

Can Physical Therapy Be Used To Replace Muscle Surgery?

Athletes and non-athletes alike often suffer from a torn muscle. This injury can be devastating if left untreated and may require surgery to manage. However, there are also many types of physical therapy that can be used to manage this injury and possibly avoid surgery.. Surgery May Be Necessary When an athlete tears their muscle during exercise, there is a serious chance that surgery may be necessary. For example, when the injury is severe enough, it may require surgery such as haematoma drainage and fasciotomy to manage nerve and vascular compression in the muscles. Read More 

Exercising When Expecting: Listen To The Experts And Get Moving

Congratulations on your pregnancy! For the next few months, you will be counseled in how to eat healthily and instructed to avoid a list of foods and substances that can potentially harm your developing baby. However, the days when pregnant women were barred from physical activity are long gone. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, healthy women with healthy pregnancies should remain active and exercise throughout their pregnancy. Read More