Why You Need To Keep Your CPAP Machine Clean

You might have been told when you first received your CPAP machine that it is important to keep it clean. However, the supplier might not have fully explained why this is so important, especially if they were in a hurry to help additional patients or customers like yourself. Still, you need to know just why it is so important to do things like replace your tank water every night and to clean the hose and mask a few times a week. Read More 

4 Things You Should Know About Skin Cancer Surgery

Hearing the word "cancer" when receiving a diagnosis can be a terrifying experience, and receiving a skin cancer diagnosis is no different. Fortunately, skin cancer has a fantastic recovery rate when it's caught early and treated promptly. If you're scheduled to undergo skin cancer surgery, here are four things you should know about the procedure: 1. It's an outpatient procedure. Typically, surgery for the removal of skin cancer is an outpatient procedure, meaning you won't have to stay in the hospital overnight. Read More 

What Kind Of Time Limits Are Imposed On Cremating A Body?

While there is a limited time frame in which it is best to complete a funeral and memorial service for a person who was embalmed and will be buried, it's easier to wait for family members to travel and for schedules to align for a funeral if a person's remains are cremated. Yet there are still waiting periods and time limits imposed on the cremation process in most states. Find out why you might have to wait, and why you can't wait too long to schedule the cremation of someone who has recently passed away. Read More 

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