3 Drugs That Can Contribute To Gingivitis

Posted on: 29 June 2015

A type of gum disease known as gingivitis can lead to inflammation and bleeding gum tissue, and if not treated, may lead to tooth loss. While inadequate dental hygiene and certain systemic illnesses can cause problems with your gums, both prescription and over-the-counter medications may also lead to gingivitis. Beta Blockers Prescription medications known as beta blockers are used in treating high blood pressure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmia, and anxiety. While side effects commonly associated with these drugs include fatigue, exercise intolerance, dizziness, and gastrointestinal problems, gingivitis may also occur. [Read More]

3 Tips For Helping Someone Whose Family Member Is In The Hospital

Posted on: 24 June 2015

A family's life can be turned upside down when one of its members is admitted to the hospital. For the other members, what was previously a normal life quickly becomes exhausting, filled with hospital visits at all hours of the day and providing health updates to family members and friends. When you see a family to whom you're acquainted dealing with this situation, it's polite to offer your assistance but even better to suggest a handful of specific ways in which you can help. [Read More]

A Parent's Guide To What To Expect During A Pediatric Genetic Testing Evaluation

Posted on: 11 June 2015

If a physician expects that your child has chromosomal disorders or genetic conditions, it is highly likely that you will be referred to a genetic testing company or specialist for a through analysis and evaluation. As a parent, this can be both frightening to face with your child and yet exciting, since genetics can often give you an inside look at a specific diagnosis so treatment becomes an easier path. If your child has an upcoming genetic testing evaluation, it is only natural natural that you will have questions about what to expect. [Read More]

Twin Pregnancy: What You Should Expect

Posted on: 28 May 2015

When you find out you are pregnant, it is a happy event filled with joy and excitement. If your gynecologist has told you are carrying twins, you might need to add some fear and anxiety to those emotions. In order to better prepare, it helps to know what to expect when you are carrying twins. You Will be More Uncomfortable As you might expect, you will be larger if you are carrying twins due to the extra weight of two babies. [Read More]