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4 Things You Need To Know About Colonoscopy And Medication

If you have a family history of colon cancer or similar issues, you may need a colonoscopy. This procedure can also help to screen for and find polyps and ulcers. Essentially, the process involves inserting a thin tube and a very small camera through the anus and up into the colon. Most people use some medication through the process. Here's what you need to know: 1. Talk With Your Doctor About Allergies and Medications You Are Currently Taking Read More 

What Happens During Your Child’s First Dental Check Up?

If you have recently had a baby, then you should know that your child needs to see his or her dentist about the same time that the first pediatrician appointment is scheduled. Basically, your child should have their dental exams around their first birthday. This first visit is important for several reasons. Keep reading to find out why: Check For Cavities Your child will develop his first tooth between the four and seven month age mark, but some children will form them even earlier at the three-month mark. Read More 

Common Glaucoma Treatment

It is scary to think that everyone is at risk for glaucoma and that it is the leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that there are over 3 million people have glaucoma and half of those individuals do not even know that they have it. Unfortunately at this moment there is no "cure" for glaucoma, but there are different ways that you can treat the condition. It is important that you visit with your optometrist or ophthalmologist at least once a year so they can diagnose and start treating the condition. Read More 

Woodland Terrorists: Beware Of Ticks And Their Disease Warfare

If you are a passionate hiker and reside in the northeastern, Great Lakes, or upper Midwest region of the United States, you probably already know to beware of ticks, but do you always follow precautions to protect yourself from their bites? After a mild winter, a bumper crop of the disease-spreading arachnids threatens to bring an increase in the number of cases of tick-borne diseases. Find out about two of these illnesses that are on the rise so that you understand the importance of doubling your efforts to prevent them. Read More 

3 Questions Your New Personal Trainer Will Likely Ask You

When you sign up to work with a personal trainer to build muscle mass, you expect that he or she will soon ask you about your fitness goals. What you might not know, however, is that after you provide your answer, your personal trainer may ask a series of follow-up questions. It's important not to view these questions as an invasion of your privacy. In order to really help you, your personal trainer needs to understand a lot about you. Read More