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. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

Time For Bifocals? How An Ophthalmologist Helps

Aging eyes eventually require bifocals to see well. Most people are not ready for bifocals, and you may be one of them. If you are concerned about your ability to see well, and you are wondering if you need bifocals, optometry and an ophthalmology can help. Here is how the ophthalmologist helps. If You Go to Them, the Ophthalmologist Looks for, and Rules out, Signs of Disease If you are in your forties or older when you first notice that your vision is changing, an ophthalmologist will examine your eyes to look for disease. [Read More]