5 Signs of an Overactive Bladder

If you're experiencing an intense urge to go, don't ignore it. See your doctor to discuss ways of treating overactive bladder.

Overactive bladder is a condition in which your bladder's ability to store urine malfunctions, causing a sudden urge to urinate or even incontinence - the involuntary loss of urine. If any of the following 5 symptoms apply to you, you could be suffering from overactive bladder: A strong and sudden urge to go Urge incontinence - ... Read More...

Medical Records: How Private Are They?

Are your medical records completely private?

Your medical records contain all the details related to the treatment you receive from any healthcare professional. This includes your medical history, family medical history, and lifestyle information, like whether you're a smoker or drug user. They also contain test results, your prescription medication history, and reports on any procedures ... Read More...

5 Surprising Halloween Health Hazards

Ensure this Halloween is a good one by avoiding these health hazards.

It's that time of year again! The day when the dangers of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are fun to imagine as being real. But without the proper precautions, the imaginary fun can be ruined by very real dangers. Here are 5 Halloween health hazards that may surprise you: Flammable costumes - Not all costumes for sale are flame resistant. If ... Read More...

Avoiding Side Effects of Medication

Make sure your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all the medications you're taking as some combinations can cause side effects.

Every medication has side effects associated with it. However, not every person will experience these side effects, which range in severity from nausea, headache, and dizziness to heart palpitations, and liver damage. These effects can happen when you start a new medication, decrease or increase the dose, or stop taking it entirely. Here's ... Read More...

Milestone Monday: Solid Foods

The solid food milestone can be a messy one.

The transition to solid foods is one that many weary breast and bottle feeding mothers are eager to make. But doing so prematurely can overload your baby's still developing digestive system. Your baby may show signs of being ready for solid foods anywhere between 4 and 6 months. Signs that he's ready include: Being able to hold his head ... Read More...

Negotiating Healthcare Bills: How to Go About It

Don't empty that piggy bank just yet! It's often possible to negotiate a lower medical bill.

A prime example of adding insult to injury is receiving an unexpectedly high medical bill after undergoing necessary treatment. In fact, many people battling chronic illnesses are also heavily burdened by astronomical healthcare bills they're simply unable to pay. But there is a way to lighten the load. Here are some tips for how you can ... Read More...

National Pumpkin Day: 5 Reasons to Celebrate Our Favorite Gourd

Here's a creative way to carve your pumpkin for Halloween this year.

Today is National Pumpkin Day - a day to celebrate America's favorite gourd. As Halloween approaches - the holiday that catapulted the pumpkin to the prominent place it holds in our culture today - we take a closer look at this seasonal crop and all of its varied uses. Here are 5 reasons to celebrate the pumpkin: They're nutritious - ... Read More...

Roundup: Healthy Game Day Recipes

Skip the subs piled high with cold cuts in favor of healthier versions of your game day favorites.

Football season is already half-way through. Which means there are still nine more weeks of gridiron showdowns to look forward to. Unfortunately though, it also means that the damage your game day snacking has done to your waistline is only halfway complete. But it's not too late to bolster your defensive line against the charging opposition ... Read More...

Vision and Hearing Tests: When to Start

The doctor may determine that your child needs to wear eyeglasses temporarily to strengthen his eyes.

By the time your baby is born, he will already have pretty well-developed hearing. His eyesight, on the other hand, will take some time to develop. But in order to ensure your baby's hearing and sight are developing properly, they need to be checked regularly by the doctor during the first year of life. Your baby's hearing will be checked ... Read More...

5 Facts About Concierge Medicine

Looking for white-glove service at the doctor's office? Concierge medicine may be for you.

Concierge medicine is a growing trend in healthcare that arose in response to the rising overhead and administrative costs associated with health insurance companies, along with a growing decrease in covered services. Also known as direct care, boutique medicine, and retainer-based medicine, concierge medicine is when a physician enters into ... Read More...