As a parent, you were probably very conscientious about taking your child to well-baby visits with your pediatrician and keeping up with recommended childhood vaccinations. But as your child hits the pre-teen years, keeping up with vaccinations might not be as automatic, and you might be putting your child's health at risk. One disease that your 11- or 12-year old should be vaccinated against is human papilloma virus (HPV). Here's what you need to know about this disease and the importance of protecting your child from it.
As a writer, having your fingers wrapped around a pen or pencil is just a natural part of life. Recording thoughts and prose is probably a never-ending thing, but what do you do when just writing words becomes a painful endeavor? Unfortunately, writer's cramp is no fictional thing and if you write a great deal there is a good chance you will face this painful condition at some point. When pain affects what you love to do, it is incredibly disheartening.
Spending a few days to a week or more in the hospital to recuperate from a major surgery or serious illness can often be necessary, and, while few adults enjoy a hospital bed over the comforts of home, many do enjoy the break of sorts to relax and renew. However, being hospitalized when you have a small child or children at home can bring an entirely new layer of complexity to the process.
If you are experiencing foot pain in the arch of one or both of your feet, or near the heel, then you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. If you feel this may be a possibility, then you should call up and make an appointment to see a foot doctor. The sooner you can get seen, the sooner you can begin treatment so you can move past the pain. It may be a while before you can get in to the foot doctor, so you can follow the tips in this article to deal with the pain in the meantime.
When you present with a set of medical symptoms and are struggling for a diagnosis, your primary care physician is there to oversee your care. If you end up going to emergency providers, you have to make sure that all information gathered gets back to your primary doctor. As many medical conditions have symptoms that overlap, coming to an answer may take some time. Your doctor will need to know any treatment you have received in order to rule out certain conditions.