Health News You Can Use
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Help Your Infant Sleep Safely
You fill your bed with blankets, pillows and quilts, making it oh-so-cozy and warm. So, with the best intentions in mind, some parents might do the same thing for their infants’ cribs. However, all of this plush, soft bedding is downright dangerous for an infant.
“There's no place for those things in a newborn’s crib… the baby can get tangled in them, they cannot remove or move themselves into a safe position. You just don't need any of that stuff,” said Dr. Steven Shapiro, the chairman of Abington’s Pediatrics Department. - Read More
What To Expect With Perimenopause
Any change in life can bring a wide range of emotions, ranging from excitement and anticipation to fear and doubt. When a women starts entering perimenopause, the experience is no different.
Perimenopause is the period of time when a woman’s body begins its natural transition to menopause. Perimenopause can last anywhere from five to ten years. While women can begin perimenopause at different ages, most start noticing symptoms during their 40s, or even as early as their mid-30s.- Read More
A Solution for Sufferers of Sinusitis: Balloon Sinuplasty
Sinusitis can be a real pain in the nose. This condition, which is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses, ranges in severity from acute to chronic.
Normally, your sinuses are filled with air, but when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection. When this happens, you can typically be treated with decongestants, steam inhalations, nasal drops or sprays. If a simple sinus infection lasts longer than four or five days, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. - Read More
Going to the Dentist for More than Just Cavities
There’s no denying it—the dentist has a bad reputation. Whatever the reason, not a lot of people enjoy going to the dentist at all, let alone for the recommended two times per year. - Read More