What Can Sports Medicine Doctors Do For A Torn Muscle?

Tearing a muscle can be both scary and painful. Not only do you have trouble running, throwing, or otherwise engaging in physical activities afterward, but, of course, you wonder how long it will take to heal. Most torn muscles will eventually heal on their own, but if you want to get back in the game sooner, then it is a good idea to see a sports medicine doctor. Here are a few treatments they may administer or recommend. Read More 

Kindergarten Immunizations: What Are You Protecting Against?

If you have a child starting kindergarten in the fall, you may wonder what immunizations they need to have by the time the first day of school rolls around. There are 5 major vaccinations that most schools require, though you should check with your school district to verify exactly what your child will need. The 5 major immunizations are as follows. Chickenpox While getting chickenpox used to be a rite of passage that everyone had to go through, this is no longer the case. Read More 

The Pros And Cons Of Taking Prescription Medications For Weight Loss

If you have been struggling to lose weight, then one option is to see a doctor and talk to them about prescription medications for weight loss. There are several different drugs that can be prescribed for this purpose, including orlistat, phentermine, and liraglutide. Each one works a little differently. However, before you even consider which medication is best for you, it's important to think about whether weight loss medications, in general, are right for you. Read More 

5 Common Child Health Issues Your Doctor Can Help With

If you have children, you may know that children get sick more often than you might think. Children spread germs easily, which can be extremely difficult to contend with as a parent. Whether you are a new or long-time parent, you may need a refresher on the most common issues children face. Germs are commonly transferred from child to child, and so are other issues. In other cases, children are merely more susceptible to common problems. Read More 

How SANE Strangulation Charts Help Identify Brutal Murders

The murder of a romantic partner is tragically not uncommon and can be done in many different ways. One of the harshest of these methods is strangulation, a cruel method of death that may be easy for some to hide. However, SANE strangulation charts can help to diagnose these deaths in a more coherent fashion. Strangulation Is Surprisingly Common as Abuse Over 50 percent of all female homicide deaths are women being killed by their romantic partner, a staggering fact that makes this type of case very troubling. Read More