Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

  • Steps To Take When Your Child Is Born With A Port Wine Stain

    A hemangioma, also commonly referred to as a port wine stain, is a birthmark that may be present at birth, or one that may develop a few months after. It is typically either pink, red, or a reddish purple color and can be found on any part of the body, although Stanford Children's Health reports that 60 percent of them are usually found on the head and neck area. There are a few steps parents will want to follow if their child is born with a port wine stain.

  • Promoting Safety With Guaranteed Comfort - Advantages Of Walk In Tubs

    As you age, it can be a real challenge to live your life in the way you always have. When your body starts to change and every day tasks like bathing begin to become a struggle, it's important not to let yourself get discouraged. There's assistance available that can allow you to continue to live as though nothing has changed. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the advantages of installing a walk in tub in your home.

  • Should You Donate Eggs To A Sibling?

    If you're part of a close-knit family, you may find yourself suffering the pain of infertility right alongside your adult siblings -- even if you've been able to conceive. If your sibling has begun to look into fertility alternatives like in-vitro fertilization using a donor egg, you may wonder whether donating your own healthy eggs would be the ideal way to assist your sibling in conceiving a child who is as biologically close to her as possible.

  • Is An Elective C-Section Ever A Good Idea?

    If you're pregnant, you may find yourself dreading the thought of the actual birthing process and secretly hoping you're among the more than one in three U.S. women who winds up with a cesarean section. However, while a C-section may sometimes be necessary for health or safety reasons, elective C-sections have fallen out of favor in recent years, and you may find it difficult to find an obstetrician willing to perform this surgery on you without good cause.

  • Osteoporosis Can Even Occur In Childhood

    Although osteoporosis—a condition that leads to thin and weakened bones—generally occurs in older women, it can even develop in children. Therefore, if your child has suffered multiple bone fractures or has one or more of the risk factors that can contribute to low bone mass (density), talk to his or her pediatrician about taking a closer look. Risk Factors Aside from a lack of weight-bearing exercise and poor nutrition, including vitamin D deficiency which interferes with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, other potential risk factors associated with low bone density and osteoporosis in children include:

  • About Me

    Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

    I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.