4 Things You Need to Know about Skeeter Syndrome

Many people develop an itchy lump at the site of a mosquito bite. While this is annoying, it's just a minor allergic reaction to proteins in the mosquito's saliva. Some people experience a more severe allergic reaction to mosquito saliva and develop what's known as skeeter syndrome. Here are four things you need to know about skeeter syndrome. 1. What are the signs of skeeter syndrome? If you have skeeter syndrome, your mosquito bites will become excessively swollen. Read More 

Understanding Speech Therapy For Kids On The Autism Spectrum

Kids on the autism spectrum often struggle with communication skills. For this reason, speech therapy is a common part of their treatment plan. If your child's pediatrician has suggested that you pursue speech therapy, it's important that you understand what's ahead. When you know what kinds of struggles your child is likely to face and how the therapist can help, you'll be in a better position to support the treatment and help your child to build stronger communication skills. Read More 

On Yet Another Round Of Antibiotics For Your Sinus Infection? What Are Your Permanent Treatment Options?

For many Americans, winter's cold weather and forced close contact with others can lead to a painful sinus infection. While these infections can generally be cleared up with a round of oral antibiotics, in some cases you may find yourself continuing to suffer for months on end. Sometimes the infection worsens each time you don't get enough sleep for a few nights or your diet goes downhill. What causes these stubborn sinus infections, and what can you do to get relief? Read More 

5 Signs Your Child Might Have Type 1 Diabetes

Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year. Many children may not communicate to their parents the symptoms they are suffering from. As their parent, it is up to you to watch for specific signs of diabetes in your child and have their doctor test them for it. If your child's diabetes is not diagnosed early on, they can get ketoacidosis, which can cause swelling in the brain, unconsciousness, and death. Read More 

The Pros and Cons of Cataract Laser Surgery

If your doctor has recommended you have cataract surgery done, you have an important decision to make. You can decide to have traditional cataract surgery done by hand or cataract laser surgery. There are pros and cons to both methods, and learning about them will help you make an informed decision as to which is best for you.  Cons Higher Cost If you are on a tighter budget, the cost of the surgery may impact your decision to have laser cataract surgery or traditional cataract surgery. Read More