Allergy Skin Testing Tips

One of the first steps toward successful allergy treatment is testing. A skin test is often done to narrow down the specific allergens that are affecting you. During this test, your allergist will apply a small amount of a variety of common or suspected allergens to your skin. You will then be monitored for a reaction, which indicates an allergy to test item. The following tips can help you get prepared for the allergy test.

Surprising Causes And Unusual Treatments For Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is an unpleasant experience not just for baby, but also for mom and dad. Most parents assume this problem is because of a wet diaper holding moisture against the skin, or the diaper rubbing against baby's skin. Before slathering on the diaper cream, here are some surprising causes and unusual treatments for diaper rash. Yeast Infection A yeast infection often brings to mind commercials of uncomfortable women, but babies can also develop a yeast infection.

4 Things Travelers Need To Know About Pertussis Vaccines

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a serious, vaccine-preventable disease. It's a standard part of childhood vaccinations, but the vaccine that you got as a kid is no longer protecting you. The vaccine only last for 10 years, so unless you get a booster shot of the pertussis vaccine, you could get sick on your holidays. Here are four things that travelers need to know about the pertussis vaccine.

Three Things Robotic Knee Surgery Can Do That Human Hands Cannot

Any type of traditional surgery that involves the skills of human hands often results in longer recovery time and (sometimes) more surgery. This is due to the fact that even though you may have the best surgeon performing your procedure, there is still some marginal room for human error. Robotic surgery, especially robotic knee surgery, ankle surgery and wrist surgery, removes most of the human error margins. Here are three things that robotic knee surgery can do and do better than human hands and traditional surgery cannot do.

ADHD Without The H: Could Your Difficulty Focusing Be Caused By Inattentive ADHD?

Hyperactivity is the most famous hallmark of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, but did you know it isn't actually required for a diagnosis? In fact, many ADHD sufferers experience no hyperactivity whatsoever. If you have difficulty focusing on school or work, it may be too soon to rule out ADHD, even if you've never felt "hyper." Recognizing Symptoms Of Inattentive Type ADHD  People who have inattentive type ADHD often don't display the hyperactivity that other ADHD sufferers commonly experience.