Bill Silva

  • 4 Tips For A Smooth C-Section Recovery

    Bringing a new baby into the world is a very exciting event, but it can also be physically trying. If a woman requires a Cesarean section (C-section) to deliver her child, she may experience a longer postpartum recovery period compared to a vaginal birth. A C-section is major abdominal surgery, but there are several things that a woman can do to help ensure a smooth recovery. If you will need a C-section in the near future, use the following tips: [Read More]

  • 3 Medications That May Worsen Your Asthma Symptoms

    If you have asthma and notice a worsening of your symptoms, your non-asthma medications may be to blame. Certain drugs can affect lung function, promote airway instability, and decrease your respiratory rate. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications can exacerbate your asthma, however, do not stop taking them without discussing it with your physician. Here are three medications that may worsen your asthma symptoms of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and increased sputum production. [Read More]

  • Dancing In The Pain: Understanding Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendonitis In Ballet Dancers

    Some injuries are nearly unique to ballet dancers, and flexor hallucis longus tendonitis is one of them. The condition is painful and can disrupt your dance routine. However, understanding what causes the ailment and what symptoms to watch for may spare you from being sidelined on the dance floor. What is flexor hallucis longus tendonitis? The flexor hallucis longus tendon is a muscle in the calf that helps to provide power to the foot. [Read More]

  • Physical Therapy Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises That Can Correct Your Urinary Frequency Problems

    If you are an older woman and you have bladder issues such as urinary incontinence, physical therapy treatments aimed at retraining your urinary muscles can fix this problem that frequently sends you running to the bathroom to empty your bladder. Running to the bathroom only increases the downward movement of urine. Right then, urine spills on your undergarment clothing and onto the toilet seat. You can stop bladder issues of urinary frequency by performing physical therapy-directed pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises. [Read More]

  • 3 Ways That A Foot And Ankle Specialist Can Help

    One of the most useful medical professionals to consult is a foot and ankle specialist, mostly because any issues with your feet and ankle can cause problems with a variety of other parts of your body. Listed below are just a few of the ways that a foot and ankle specialist can help you. Running Health One of the biggest reasons that many people see a foot and ankle specialist is to determine if they can take up running. [Read More]

  • Three Lesser-Known Uses For Medical Cannabis

    Every since President Nixon declared his War On Drugs in the 1970s, marijuana has been a topic of debate among recreational users, those who believe cannabis has medical value, and the people who still view marijuana as a dangerous drug. With the recent changes in the law regarding the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, there has been a lot of buzz around just what this "drug" could be useful for when it comes to medical treatment, and it no doubt leaves you with questions as an onlooker. [Read More]

  • 3 Things You Need To Know About Poikiloderma Of Civatte

    Poikiloderma of Civatte is a skin condition that affects middle-aged or senior women. It's characterized by dark patches on the neck. Here are three things you need to know about Poikiloderma of Civatte. What are the signs of Poikiloderma of Civatte? If you develop Poikiloderma of Civatte, you'll notice red or brown patches on the sides and front of your neck. In some cases, the sides of the face and the chin can also be affected. [Read More]

  • Transforming An Ordinary Wheelchair With Custom Pediatric Wheelchair Parts

    If your child has to rely in a wheelchair for their mobility needs, it can be difficult to make the medical device more attractive to a youngster. Even though most pediatric wheelchairs offer bright color choices and special design features, there is always a little room for customization. If you are on the lookout for wheelchair accessories that can transform the wheelchair your child already has and make it more suitable for their personality, there are a few cool custom accessories you should check out. [Read More]

  • 4 Tips For Coping With A Stillbirth

    During pregnancy it is very common for parents to be very excited for the new arrival, and to have many hopes, wishes, and dreams for their growing baby. So when a child is stillborn, it can be emotionally devastating. Dealing with the death of a loved one is always difficult, but it can be even harder when your child did not get a chance to experience life. Coping with a stillbirth is a long journey, but the following tips may be helpful: [Read More]

  • 4 Benefits To Choosing An In-Home Care Provider

    When a loved one starts to need more help on a daily basis, it's time to think about getting professional care. Some families have a hard time choosing between enrolling their loved one in a facility or looking at other options. Home care can be a great way to get extra help. Take a look at the following information to better understand the benefits of choosing an in-home care provider.  [Read More]