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Struggling With Your Weight? Is A Facelift A Good Idea?

If your face is beginning to show signs of age that can't be corrected with even the highest-powered makeup or retinol creme, you may be considering minor plastic surgery—a facelift, brow lift, or jaw lift. However, being overweight when you undergo these types of procedures could potentially cause complications during recovery. In addition, if you later lose weight, you may find yourself in need of a subsequent surgery to restore tautness to your skin. Read More 

4 Different Types Of Back Surgery Used To Treat Back Pain

Making the decision to have back surgery is difficult, and often only considered when other treatments have been unsuccessful. While back pain is quite common, surgery is often a last resort, however there are numerous procedures available to correct back pain and other issues you might be having with your back. The different options may be overwhelming to you, and learning what different back surgeries entail, and what they are used for, is important for deciding whether you wish to proceed with an operation. Read More 

Things You Should Know About Bed Rest During Pregnancy

If you've been instructed that you need bed rest during your pregnancy, you may be wondering not only why it could happen, but what you can do while you're resting. Bed rest instructions come in many forms, including minor situations like reducing your activity levels or more severe interventions such as staying in bed all day. Here's a look at what you should know if you're facing bed rest for your pregnancy, no matter how brief it may be. Read More 

Teachers: Here’s What You Should Know About Bilingual Students Who Fall Silent In The Classroom

Do you have a child in your classroom that is learning English as their second language? Has this child suddenly ceased most oral communication, relying only on gestures and short utterances to express their thoughts? If so, the child is experiencing one of two potential occurrences -- the silent period of language acquisition, which is perfectly normal and no cause for concern; or language loss, which can interfere with the child's cognitive ability and needs the immediate attention of a skilled speech pathologist. Read More 

Four Things You Need To Know About Ecthyma

Many different conditions can lead to itchy or painful lesions on your body. One condition that may be responsible for your lesions is ecthyma. Ecthyma is a type of bacterial skin infection that is a more serious version of impetigo; here are four things that you need to know about it. What are the signs of ecthyma? If you have ecthyma, you will notice that you have lesions on your skin. Read More