2019

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Get GERD Under Control

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most problematic medical conditions to haunt mankind on a regular basis. Essentially, GERD is a digestive disorder. Stomach acid backs up into the esophagus with little or no provocation, so even avoiding spicy food doesn't help. Left untreated, GERD is not just uncomfortable or painful — it can have devastating health consequences. At best, it can leave you with esophageal ulcers (which are incredibly painful), esophageal spasms, scarring on your esophagus, and it can even lead to changes in the cell of the esophageal lining that can lead to cancer.

4 Of The Health Benefits Of Cannabis

The tide is changing for cannabis in the United States. The stigma that once enshrouded cannabis for so many decades has started to fall away as scientific research has begun to demonstrate that cannabis has myriad health benefits. As a result, more and more states are legalizing weed, particularly marijuana used for medical purposes. In fact, as of May 2019, 33 states have legalized medical marijuana. At a medical cannabis dispensary, those suffering from a variety of illnesses can gain access to a natural drug with drastically fewer side effects than other pharmaceuticals.

The Weather's Warming Up: How To Control Your Child's Spring And Summer Asthma Flare-Ups

If your child suffers from asthma, the coming months will be particularly worrisome. Spring and summer are notorious for bringing on asthma flare-ups, especially with the increase in the number of allergens in the air. Here are some methods you can use to help your child breathe easier throughout the spring and summer. Monitor the Daily Pollen Count Because allergens in the air can cause an increase in asthma symptoms, it's important that you monitor the pollen levels each day.

How Your Blood Pressure Medications Can Affect Your Rhinoplasty

If you are contemplating a rhinoplasty procedure, or "nose job," to correct a deviated septum or to enhance your appearance, then  you may have interviewed cosmetic surgeons to learn more about their services. Prior to cosmetic procedures, reconstructive surgeons talk with their patients about current health conditions and the medications they take. Your surgeon may ask you if you take anti-hypertensive medications to manage your high blood pressure. If you do, you will need to be monitored more closely both during and after your rhinoplasty procedure.

What To Do If You Lose Your Child's Vaccination Records

In the United States, public schools typically require parents to prove that their children have been vaccinated against diseases such as measles, polio, and mumps. Summer camps and daycare facilities may also require proof of immunization, making it important for parents to keep good records of school inoculations. If your children's vaccination records were lost due to a recent move or natural disaster, here is what you can do to recover the information you need.