2017

  • 3 Natural Remedies For Treating Your Gastric Reflux Flare-Ups At Home

    If you occasionally suffer from severe heartburn because of your gastric reflux disease, you may wonder if there is anything you can do at home to relieve the burning and pain. If so, try one or more of the following natural remedies for treating your gastric reflux flare-ups. Drink Aloe Vera Juice Drinking aloe vera juice could help ease the discomfort from your gastric reflux for a couple of reasons. Just as the herb cools burns on your skin, so can it soothe the burning in your stomach and esophagus caused by an increase in the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. [Read More]

  • What Should You Do If You Want Marriage Counseling But Your Spouse Does Not?

    Making the decision to find a counselor and begin the process of marriage counseling is a difficult one, even though it is an excellent tool for repairing your marriage and strengthening the relationship between you and your spouse. Unfortunately, often one of the partners in a marriage will decline to participate in the process, which presents a definite challenge to you and your counselor. For the greatest chance of repairing your marriage, you should work with your counselor to develop strategies to bring your spouse into the process. [Read More]

  • Four Ways To Make Your First Chemo Infusion Experience More Comfortable

    Chemo infusions are a necessary evil when it comes to treating many forms of cancer. Headed into your first chemo treatment, you're sure to feel a bit nervous and worried. The appointment is often several hours long, and although most patients don't feel too under the weather during the chemo (the nausea comes later), you're likely to feel bored, chilly, and nervous throughout. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways you can make your first chemo infusion experience more comfortable. [Read More]

  • 3 Signs Your Parent Might Be Developing Dementia Or Alzheimer's

    More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer's, which is a disease that can be devastating. As people age, the risks for developing this condition and similar ones increases, but there is not a lot that can be done to prevent memory loss problems or treat them. If you suspect that your parent might be developing a memory loss condition, you should look for the following three signs. [Read More]

  • Immunotherapy: Boosting Your Body's Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

    A cancer diagnosis can be a terrifying prospect for the new patient. The good news is that, according to the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer death rate dropped by 26 percent over a 25-year period between 1990 and 2015. Among women, cancer death rates declined by 22 percent, and a decline of 32 percent was reported for men. Breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer death rates are all on the decline. [Read More]

  • Spotting Signs of Hearing Trouble in Your Baby

    Although most hospitals conduct a newborn screening for hearing loss, babies born in a birthing center or at home may not have this test conducted. In addition, the newborn hearing screen may not detect subtle hearing loss that will become apparent later on. Understanding the signs of potential hearing loss in your newborn can help you spot trouble early and get treatment as soon as possible. Here are some of the things you should watch for at different developmental stages that may indicate that your baby has a hearing problem. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips for Interviewing for an NICU Nursing Position

    Part of the hiring process for a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse is the interview. Regardless of how much experience you have, a bad interview could sink your chances of being hired. To help you prepare for your upcoming interview, here are some tips for handling the questions you will be asked.   Review Your Background Although the interview will undoubtedly include questions about your future as an NICU nurse, you will be asked about your background. [Read More]

  • Tips For Bonding With Your Baby In The Neonatal Intensive Care Clinic

    If you have a baby that was just born and is medically very fragile, there is a good chance that you will not be able to take him or home from the hospital right away. Your baby might have been born prematurely or have some sort of disorder that caused his or her body to not develop fully in the womb, resulting in him or her needing a good deal of intensive care. [Read More]