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Triggers To Consider When Your Child Has Been Diagnosed With Asthma

When your child has been diagnosed with asthma, it's important to think about triggers that can bring on an asthma attack. While it is not clear why people develop asthma, it is generally a problem that can be managed by avoiding triggers. Some children need daily medications, including inhalers, to manage their asthma symptoms, while others have their asthma under control with only the need for an emergency inhaler. Avoiding triggers will help your child have lessened asthma symptoms, so it is important to understand what those triggers are. Read More 

What Is A Chemical Stress Test?

A chemical stress test is done to check on your heart and how well it works. The main point of this test is to highlight any flaws in your heart so it can be corrected before something serious, like a stroke or heart attack happens. Generally a traditional stress test is done on a treadmill, but if your doctor feels that a traditional stress test is unsafe then a chemical stress test is ordered. Read More 

Better Hearing Care For Veterans

Leaving the military can be a confusing and frustrating ordeal when there's medical issues involved. Incorrectly filed or missing documentation can ruin disability claims, and some problems may not become obvious until you've had time to get a civilian medical examination. Hearing problems can be especially elusive, but some help from Veterans Affairs (VA) officials and hearing aid professionals can deliver the affordable hearing assistance you need. What Can The VA Do About Hearing Problems? Read More 

Avoid An Acquired Hernia By Preventing Muscle Strain

Acquired hernias are a real threat for people who lift weights, participate in sports or lead active lifestyles, overall. An acquired hernia can develop when the connective tissues or muscles that line your abdomen get damaged. Acquired hernias aren't just uncomfortable, but they may also require surgical intervention which often comes with an uncomfortable and lengthy recovery. One source of this abdominal damage are muscle strains. Educating yourself on the different ways you can avoid a muscle strain can in turn help minimize your risk. Read More 

3 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Allergy Testing

Do you believe that your child could be allergic to pollen, dust, or even insect bites? If so, your doctor will likely recommend skin allergy testing, which is a brief procedure in which a doctor injects a small amount of an allergen into your child's skin to see if it causes a reaction. These injections are usually done with small, pinprick needles, applied all at once in a grid-like fashion. For young children, the idea of getting multiple shots at once can cause extreme anxiety, and they may not be cooperative once you get into the office. Read More