health--medical

4 Benefits Of Vaporizing Medicinal Marijuana

With the increasing use of marijuana as treatment option for different medical conditions, there is also an increase in routes to administer medicinal marijuana. One alternative is to use vaporizers instead of smoking. There are several benefits associated with vaporizers, which can make marijuana less stigmatized and easier to use. Reduced Stigma Even when you use marijuana for medicinal purposes, there may remain a stigma attached to its use. This can make it difficult to utilize marijuana in public smoking areas, or you may be concerned about the smell inside your home. Read More 

5 Tips For Your Baby’s First Pediatric Exam

After you and your baby are released from the hospital, you will likely schedule an appointment with your newborn's pediatrician. Most newborn appointments are scheduled within a day or a week after birth. If your pediatrician has privileges at your birth hospital, their initial exam may even be completed before you leave the hospital. This is an important examination that allows your doctor to fully examine your new baby and gives you the time to ask questions about newborn care. Read More 

4 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Lung Cancer

It's easy to think of lung cancer as something that will only affect you if you're a smoker, or possibly something that can only happen to older people. However, these are just two of the many misconceptions that people tend to have about lung cancer. Take a look at some of the surprising facts that you may not know about lung cancer, and find out if you or someone you care about is at risk. Read More 

A Seizure Response Dog May Be an Epileptic Child’s Best Friend

Kids love dogs. For kids with epilepsy, specially trained dogs can return that love and also keep them safe. Seizure dogs wear special vests to identify them as service animals. According to theAmerican Disabilities Act, service animals may go anywhere the child goes, such as into restaurants, malls and grocery stores. If your child suffers from seizures, the following gives brief descriptions on seizure response and seizure alert dogs, a breakdown on preferred breeds, and an explanation on how these animals are typically trained. Read More 

Seeking Treatment For Decades-Old Acne Scarring? What Are Your Best Options?

For many, acne is a mild and temporary annoyance that surfaces during the early teen years and has mostly abated by the time a driver's license photo is taken. However, for those who suffered from cystic acne as young adults or whose teenage acne outbreaks led to significant permanent scarring, this acne (and its side effects) can become a permanent presence in one's adult life as well. Are there any cosmetic treatments that can reduce the visibility of acne scarring and help your skin regain a more youthful, uniform appearance? Read More