Medical Experts Strongly Recommend Following Guidelines For Childhood Immunizations

Pediatricians and family doctors strongly encourage parents to take their children in for immunizations according to current medical guidelines. Although catching certain diseases has become unlikely, it's still possible. In addition, although most children don't suffer severe harm from certain illnesses, some experience serious consequences. Youngsters also can pass on so-called childhood illnesses to babies and adults who are both more susceptible to severe symptoms.  Clearing Up Misinformation Physicians want to address the misinformation many people have heard about vaccinations. Read More 

4 Questions Expectant Parents Need To Ask Prospective Pediatricians

When you're expecting your first baby, there are so many things to do and take care of before your baby's arrival. One thing that you'll want to be sure to do well in advance of the baby's birth is to choose a pediatrician, particularly if you've had complications or the baby is expected to come earlier than the due date. That way, you're not scrambling after the birth to find a pediatrician. Read More 

Is Your Child Struggling Academically? What Parents Should Know About ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a person to lack the focus needed to complete tasks and interferes with learning. A child with ADHD is not slow or unintelligent, they just need help to overcome the obstacles this condition creates. If parents suspect a child has ADHD, they can ask their doctor about how to diagnose the child during a school physical exam. Parents must understand the basics of ADHD to seek the right help for their child. Read More 

Pain When You Play: Musicians, See A Rheumatologist

Instrumental musicians like you know pain. The repeated strumming, fretting, bowing, and beating takes a toll on your body after a while. As a musician, you also know when the pain isn't routine and when the stiffness won't go away with relaxation and ice. A recent study found that among the musicians the study evaluated, 64% of them had developed musculoskeletal disorders. Generally, the injuries were related to the stresses caused by playing a particular instrument, with arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and pinched nerves being the most common ailments. Read More 

FAQs About Water Births From First-Time Moms

Every pregnant woman has a lot of decisions to make. And the first time you are pregnant, making these decisions is hard since you don't have a very good idea of what to expect. The best thing you can do for yourself is to ask questions and then seek answers. This applies to the matter of water birth — a birth choice that you may be wondering about. Here are some FAQs about water births that first-time moms often have. Read More