Having a child that requires a steady IV to stay healthy and strong can be difficult. Most children won't like the idea of dragging a big, ugly medical pole around with them everywhere they go. But, there are a few ways to make needing an IV a little less of a burden and, maybe, even a little more fun.
Decorate the IV Pole
Purchase a pack of colorful sheets of foam, lots of stickers, some foam balls, fancy duct tape and anything else you think your child might enjoy using to decorate his or her IV pole.
Every time you open a magazine or turn on the TV, you will likely see a beautiful woman before long. This can put a lot of pressure on everyday women to look a certain way. If you've ever thought about breast augmentation before, perhaps it was because you wanted to look like one of the models you saw on the screen. But did you know that there are also other reasons to consider breast implants besides just wanting to have large breasts?
Getting braces for your child can be a very expensive endeavor. Depending on the type of braces and the extensiveness of the repair needed, the price of orthodontics can range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. This may be more than the typical family can manage to pay for, especially if there are multiple children in the family needing orthodontics. So what can you do to make your treatment more affordable, while still receiving quality care?
If someone you know or love has cancer, you are probably at your wit's end trying to figure out how you can help. Many other people are probably feeling the same way about them. As a result, the person who has the cancer is probably being bombarded with fruit baskets, unhelpful advice that comes with good intentions, and far more visitors then he or she is really prepared to deal with.
Mumps is a potentially serious viral illness that usually affects children, but adults can get it, too. It's spread in the same way as the common cold and the flu are (droplets from sneezes and coughs), so it's very easy to catch. Here's what you need to know about this illness.
What are the symptoms of mumps?
Mumps doesn't always cause symptoms. About a third of people with mumps may not even know that they have it, while the rest will suffer from moderate to severe symptoms.