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Heterochromia - Having two different colored eyes
Did you know that it is possible to have two different colored eyes? Just under 200,000 people in the United States have a rare condition known as heterochromia, which can cause color variations of the hair, skin, and eyes. In this article, I'll review everything you need to know about heterochromia! What is heterochromia? The name of heterochromia is derived from the...
Foods That Do the Most Damage To Your Teeth
Did you know you might be eating bad food for your teeth without even realizing it? You probably know that sugary treats are some of the worst foods for oral health. However, there are plenty of other damaging foods that can cause a variety of dental issues. You don't have to completely stop eating the foods that are bad for...
Patient Rehabilitation Apps For PT, OT, and Beyond
With so many new advances in healthcare, both high and low-tech, it can be difficult to know what is best for your life. After an injury or surgery, a person’s stress levels are often at an all-time high. This makes it increasingly more difficult to remember things, make decisions, and remain educated. Apps, in particular, are growing in numbers,...
Male Infant Circumcision - Making the Case For and Against This Procedure
As a parent, you have a very important decision to make in regards to the circumcision of your son. When a male infant is born, their penis is covered with a hood of skin that covers its head. Circumcision is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the foreskin. Usually, it is performed a day or two after...
The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Childhood
You might think there's time to teach your sweet baby about oral hygiene. After all, baby teeth don't matter as much, and surely you don't have to worry about one or two teeth, right? Nope. A baby's first tooth is a milestone for many reasons. Teaching your little one to care about their teeth is your job as a...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
6 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Child's Health Without Them Knowing
There’s no other joy than raising a child. However, as parents know, it does come with challenges. For instance, encouraging your child to be physically, mentally, and socially healthy is tough. It’s hard enough to tell your child to make the better, healthier choice without getting a sigh. If they had it their way, they’d prefer to eat sweets, play...
Baby's First Dentist Appointment - What You Need To Know
Feeding? Check. Diaper changed? Check. Sleepless nights? Check. Perhaps you were wondering about your baby's dental care as you were brushing and flossing your own teeth before hitting the sack. In this article, I will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric dental care.  When should you take your baby to the dentist? Your child should visit...
5 Questions You Must Ask Your OBGYN During Pregnancy
You’ve received the big news – you’re going to have a baby! In addition to preparing for the baby to come home, chances are you’ve got a lot of nagging medical or personal questions that you want to ask your doctor. Be sure to take a notebook or a list of questions when you go to your first (or...
5 Reasons Every Toddler Should Get an Eye Exam
If you have a young child who hasn’t started school yet, you may not have thought about eye exams. However, now is the perfect time to get your little one’s eyes checked to make sure they are in good health and your child is seeing properly. Here are 5 reasons every toddler should get an eye exam: 1) To help...