Having Hip Replacement Surgery? Here’s How To Make Recovery More Convenient

Having your hip replaced is sure to provide you with a better range of motion and a strong body overall when all is said and done, but you'll likely have a period of recovery time to face before all of the benefits of surgery are realized. Here are a couple of things you can do to make the recovery process more convenient: Pack a Hospital Bag It's helpful to pack a bag to take with you to the hospital upon admittance for your surgery so you have access to supplies and resources that will help make the transition of leaving the hospital and heading home more comfortable and convenient. Read More 

What Every Parent Needs To Know About Strep & PANDAS

Panda bears are lovingly adored by people of all ages. However, there's another type of panda that every parent should be aware of—a medical condition called PANDAS, which can occur in children after they've had strep throat. It stands for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. If your child seems to have been a bear to deal with after having strep throat, he or she may have PANDAS. Here's what you need to know. Read More 

Looking At The Risk Factors That Contribute To Brain Aneurysm Formation

If someone in your family has had a brain aneurysm, you should be aware of the risk factors associated with aneurysm formation. Brain aneurysms have been found to run in families and one can rupture without presenting any symptoms, many of them causing death in seconds after rupturing. Learning more about the risk factors that can lead to brain aneurysms and about the symptoms of one is extremely important. Smoking And High Blood Pressure Are Huge Risk Factors Read More 

Burned And Blistered? 3 Ways To Care For A Sunburn After The Fact

When it comes to getting burned by the sun, prevention is better than treatment. However, at least half of all young adults get burned each year. Unfortunately, some will get burned bad enough that they will suffer for several days. The good news is that sunburns are treatable. If you get burned, you can alleviate some of your symptoms with proper care. The following are three ways to care for your sunburn after the fact. Read More 

The 24-Hour Itch: Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Hives

Itchy skin is no fun – but if the itching is accompanied by red (or, in some cases, skin-colored) raised bumps on the skin that turn white when pressed, you've got a bigger problem than the maddening itching: hives. Regular cases of hives last around 24 hours and can be caused by hundreds of triggers, from foods like peanuts, to materials such as latex, to viral infection, to everyday plants you never knew you were allergic to. Read More