What You Need To Know About Pediatric MS

Multiple Sclerosis (most often referred to as MS) is an autoimmune disease in which your body attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds your nerves – much like peeling back the rubber that coats the wires in a pair of earbuds – thereby causing degeneration in both your body and mind over a spread of decades. Pediatric MS (also called Juvenile MS or Early Onset MS) is a little different, in that it refers only to those MS sufferers under the age of 18, who only make up about 5-10% of the cases of MS worldwide. Read More 

Red Flags That Signal You Need To Visit A Pediatric Audiologist

Hearing plays a critical role in speech and language development. Because young children don't yet have the ability to verbalize when they are experiencing a problem with their hearing, it's important for parents to watch closely for milestones that let them know their child's hearing is allowing for proper development. Here are three red flags to watch for as your child approaches his or her first birthday that could signal it's time to schedule an appointment with a pediatric audiologist. Read More 

When You Haven’t Got The Guts: Improving Your Acne When Your Gut Flora Is Bad

Antibiotics can be great tools in improving your face's skin tone and killing acne-causing bacteria. However, there are some downsides that you should be aware of. If you've been on antibiotics for a long time, you could be at risk for developing Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). This means that since the antibiotics have killed off most of the bacteria in your gut--good or bad--new bacteria has an opportunity to flourish. Those with SIBO may also experience issues like diarrhea, nausea, and bloating; so, treating your acne with antibiotics may not be worth it if it throws your other systems out of whack. Read More 

What Are Good Treatment Options For Menopausal Symptoms?

Menopause is a perfectly normal stage of life for women, but it can come with some pretty unpleasant side effects. In addition to feeling tired all the time and having terrible mood swings, you may wake up in the middle of the night with hot flashes and even lose your sex drive. The good news is that you can make the menopause process more bearable. Here are some of the different treatment options available for menopausal symptoms: Read More 

3 Tips For Caregivers Of A Person With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, and over time, a senior citizen who has Alzheimer's can display marked memory loss as well as a dramatic change in behavior. Serving as the caregiver of a family member or loved one with Alzheimer's can be very challenging, no matter how much you love that person. If you plan to have a family member with Alzheimer's move into your home so you can care for him or her, use the following tips: Read More