Four Unusual Pain Management Techniques

What do you do to manage pain; do you automatically reach for the medicine cabinet for a pain relief tablet? While different people manage pain in different ways, some are more unusual than others. Here are a few examples of these unusual pain relief measures: 1. Swearing Mouthing bad language, especially at a loud voice, is good for pain relief. According to Scientific American, the exact way in which swearing helps with pain is not clear. [Read More]

3 Things Every Expectant Mother Should Do Before She Has Her Baby

Preparing for a birth of a baby is one of the most exciting times in a person's life. If you are getting ready for the birth of your little one you might be experiencing a range of emotions such as anxiety, excitement, stress, etc. For this reason, it is important to be as prepared as possible. Here are 3 things you should do to make sure you are prepared for your baby. [Read More]

Protecting Yourself From Asbestos Exposure In The Workplace

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that are characterized by their long, thin fibers. Inhalation of these fibers has been shown to cause serious damage to the lung tissue, especially after prolonged exposure. Although it is now a known carcinogen, and has been highly regulated since 1979, asbestos is still currently the largest source of occupational cancer in the United States.    Due to both its insulation and fire resistant properties, asbestos was at one time widely used in home construction materials. [Read More]

How An Allergist Will Test Your Child For Allergies

Certain allergies are hard to detect. If your child has had symptoms similar to a cold for more than a week, allergies might be to blame. The first step is to make an appointment with your child's pediatrician who will refer you to a pediatric allergist at a clinic like Asthma and Allergy Clinic. Pediatric allergists are specially trained physicians who will run a gamut of tests to pin down exactly what your child is allergic to so he can recommend appropriate treatment. [Read More]