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Hospice Pain Control: Allaying Common Concerns

A key component of hospice care is pain control. No terminally ill patient in a hospice program should ever have to suffer any more discomfort than necessary. Many patients considering hospice care, as well as their family members, may have concerns about what pain management in a hospice setting entails. Here is a closer look at some questions and concerns about this important health issue you might have. What medications will they put me on? Read More 

Common Pregnancy-Related Foot Problems: Causes And Treatments

Pregnancy comes with many symptoms, some good and some bad. One of the most common, less-frequently discussed symptoms of pregnancy is foot pain. Since pregnancy changes so much about your body, it can change your entire center of gravity and gait. This can be very hard on your feet. Here are some of the most common causes of pregnancy-related foot pain, and what you can do to treat them. Over Pronation: Over pronation is when your arches collapse when you stand or walk. Read More 

Birth Defects And Developmental Delays: An Overview Of Genetic Testing

If you are a parent or caretaker of a child who received a referral for pediatric genetic testing, you may be scared about your upcoming medical visit. Your referral may be due to one or several factors. Hopefully, your pediatrician gave you a brief overview of why the screening is needed. Perhaps you went into the office with many questions about your child's development, and the causes for the problems with development may not have been easily ascertained by your child's pediatrician. Read More 

New Ways To Help Control Your Child’s Autism-Related Seizures

Autism and epilepsy often go hand in hand. In fact, as many as an estimated 1/3 of people with autism also suffer from epileptic seizures. If you are the parent of an autistic child, there is a good chance that you will have to learn about epilepsy as you navigate your way through your child's treatments. Working with a neurologist to find the right seizure medication for your child is your first and most important step in managing your child's seizures. Read More 

How Occupational Therapy Can Treat Depression

If you are suffering from depression and you have tried almost everything, you may want to consider whether occupational therapy might be a solution to your difficulties. If an occupational therapy treatment helps you overcome your depression, you will accomplish this without the side effects of drugs and with the additional benefits of occupational therapy. Finding the Right Balance You may be suffering from depression because you have not found an appropriate balance to your life. Read More