Turn Your Head And Oink: Medical Techniques You Didn’t Know Students Practiced On Pigs

When it comes to the medical field, practice very definitely makes perfect. But when it comes to surgery time, doctors can't have time to practice -- they need to get it right every single time, no matter the technique or the patient. For this reason, some medical schools will have their students practice on pigs -- dead or anesthetized, whole or in parts -- in order to make sure they've got the method down pat. Read More 

Ignorance Is Far from Bliss: the Importance of Monitoring Preeclampsia for a Safe Pregnancy

When the character of Lady Sybil from the popular television show Downton Abbey died during childbirth, it may have seemed to many viewers like an artifact of the times. After all, the show is a historical drama, and the episode was set in 1920, nearly a hundred years ago. It's easy to think of childbirth as being much more dangerous in the past, with more primitive medical techniques and less sophisticated equipment. Read More 

3 Ways To Ease Your Toddler’s Earache

Toddlers are not the biggest fans of having earaches. It can make them fussy, more prone to temper tantrums, and generally very difficult to be around. As a parent, you will also want to make sure that your child's earache is healed as quickly as possible so that he or she is not in pain. Here are some natural remedies to heal earaches that you can try before making an appointment with the doctor. Read More 

Could Your Child Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Does your child struggle with reading and writing?  Does he or she have a short attention span, and complain of sore eyes and/or headaches?  There may be visual problems at play that contribute to his or her problems learning.  A vision therapy clinic would be able to help you assess your child's needs, and potentially improve visual issues that could be standing in the way of his or her success. Read More 

What Happens Next If Your Baby Fails Their Initial Newborn Hearing Test

Before you even leave the hospital with your baby, you can have your baby's hearing checked. Simple tests have been developed that allow your doctor to check your newborn's hearing. This test was developed in order to diagnose hearing issues in newborns and help them get the assistance they need as soon as possible. How The Initial Hearing Test Works Newborn hearing tests are designed to be very easy on your child. Read More