3 Facts That Every Patient Should Know About Breast Reconstruction

If your physician has recommended a mastectomy, it is important to consider what your options will be for maintaining the appearance of your breasts. Fortunately, modern techniques allow you to restore the appearance, size and even the texture of your breast tissue.  If only one breast has been removed, for best results, additional surgical procedures may be necessary. For instance, getting a breast lift or reduction on the opposite side will help you achieve a more consistent appearance. Read More 

Dental Care Tips For Infants And Young Children

Oral hygiene is important for everyone, but it is especially important for infants and young children who do not know how to take care of their teeth and mouths themselves. As a parent, you are sure to want your children to have good oral health, and the key to that starts at a young age. Use the following tips to prevent tooth decay and keep your child's teeth healthy: Beware of " Read More 

Five Elective Procedures That Could Be Covered By Your Insurance

It may seem that any elective procedure is unlikely to be covered by your health insurance plan. However, there are some instances when these treatments may actually be clinically indicated and covered by insurance. Five elective procedures that might be covered under your existing coverage include: LASIK eye surgery LASIK eye surgery can restore vision, so you can get rid of your prescription eyeglasses forever! Consumers with work-related flex-spending medical plans may find that they are able to get some assistance in paying for this procedure, in lieu of the continued costs to buy prescription glasses. Read More 

3 Important Warning Signs Of Depression

If you suffer from depression, you may not yet have a formal diagnosis. However, this doesn't mean that your symptoms don't affect your life on a daily basis. Individuals who suffer from depression may find that they experience the following:  Persistent Apathy or Feelings of Emptiness If you find that you are unable to care about activities you previously enjoyed, or that you're unable to experience fulfillment from personal relationships, you may be depressed. Read More 

Childhood Scoliosis Treatment Options

A slight amount of curvature in the spine is necessary for proper movement and balance. However, an excessive amount of curvature can be a sign of a problem, such as scoliosis. Children who are diagnosed with childhood scoliosis spines have a lateral curvature in the area of the spine that is normally straight. While this condition doesn't typically cause pain in children, when left untreated, as the child grows older the degree of their spine curvature can increase and cause a number of issues. Read More