Child Allergies and Good Symptom Management

Tips For Preparing For An Immigration Medical Exam

Getting a medical exam is a part of immigrating to the United States. It's a step the government requires to protect public health. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, all people who are applying to be a lawful permanent resident need to have Form I-693 submitted by a designated civil surgeon. This exam will include both a mental and a physical exam. The doctor may test for a variety of conditions and diseases, and your medical history will be considered.   Read More...

Could Your Recent Loss Of Weight Be A Warning Sign Of Something Serious?

In American culture, "thin" has long been "in," so most people are pleased when they step on the scale and find out that they've dropped a few pounds. However, a rapid weight loss or even a slow, steady decline in your weight for no apparent reason can actually be a cause for concern, medically. Unless you're dieting or making other lifestyle changes that have likely lead to your weight loss, you may want to schedule a visit to your primary care physician for a checkup.   Read More...

Three Great Tips to Utilize When Seeing an Allergist for the First Time

Suffering from allergies can affect so many aspects of your life. The very act of breathing easily is taken from you, which is no way to live. If you're looking for a positive change, consider seeing an allergy specialist. They can help you identify allergy triggers and provide medications to make these triggers less effective. If this is your first time seeing this professional, these tips will prove helpful.  Make a Diary of Your Symptoms    Read More...

Coping with Your OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that more than 2 million people in America deal with. When you have OCD, you get stuck in habit loops that make it difficult for you to do everyday activities. This can make you feel as though you are a prisoner in your own body.  Since millions of people deal with chronic OCD, you aren't alone in this condition, and a lot of research has been done on it.   Read More...

Tips to Help You Stretch Properly

Whether you are in physical therapy after an injury or a surgery or you are just looking to start exercising, stretching is very important and has a great number of benefits. You should stretch every single day to in general, but especially when instructed to by a physical therapist. If you aren't doing these stretches properly, you could potentially injure yourself, or hinder your recovery. Read on for tips to help you stretch properly.   Read More...