3 Important Times To Take Your Child To An Urgent Care Center
22 April 2017
Are you the parent of one or more children? Are you worried about how you'll be able to pay for any illnesses or injuries that your children get? Many people simply take their children to the emergency room but this can be expensive if you have no insurance or are under-insured. Going to see your child's pediatrician can be less expensive but it may be impossible to get an appointment for several days or weeks.
Diabetic Family Member? Know These Signs That They Need Urgent Medical Care
17 April 2017
Most patients with diabetes can live pretty normal lives as long as they watch their diets, monitor their blood sugar, and use insulin as directed. However, diabetics are still at an increased risk of many ailments, from diabetic comas to serious eye conditions. If you have a friend or a loved one with diabetes, it's helpful to know what signs indicate that you should get them to an emergency room -- or urgent care center -- sooner rather than later.
Wondering How To Treat Your Grandchild's Lice When You Have Arthritis? What Are Your Options?
11 April 2017
If you have primary custody of your grandchild, you may deal with daily reminders that you're no longer as spry as you once were: whether huffing and puffing to keep up with a toddler as he or she runs toward a body of water, spending all weekend recovering after a particularly fast-paced game of catch, or waking up in the middle of the night to change bedding after a potty-training accident.
Should Your Immunocompromised Child Get A Flu Shot?
7 April 2017
If your child has a medical condition that impacts his or her immune system -- from sickle-cell anemia to an auto-immune disorder like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis -- you may be wondering whether it's safe for him or her to receive inoculation against the flu virus or whether a flu shot could cause more problems than it prevents. While this can be a tough decision for any parent, there are now a number of scientific factors you and your child's physician will be able to weigh when debating the relative utility of a flu shot.