What Are Febrile Seizures?

As a physician, I have seen many of my own patients have seizures in the ER or in a hospital setting. For the first time, I unfortunately witnessed my nephew experience a seizure this past weekend. It brings a whole new light to what it means to being prepared and knowing what to do since seizures can really happen to anyone at anytime. Equip yourself and your family with the basic tools necessary to help save a life. Febrile seizures by definition are convulsions associated with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in kids 3-months through 6-years of age. They are slightly more common in boys and the peak incidence occurs between 12-18 months. Approximately one third of k

Ways To Improve Hair Growth After Pregnancy

Zinc is an essential mineral and one of the most important micronutrient deficiencies worldwide in addition to iron, iodine, and Vitamin A. Good sources of zinc include meat, chicken, nuts and lentils. Even though many cereals are fortified with zinc, nearly ½ of adults have a zinc deficiency. Once consumed, zinc is mainly absorbed in the small intestine, transported to the liver and excreted through the GI tract. Zinc plays an important role in cells, proteins and DNA synthesis. When zinc is in short supply, it affects bodily functions that are responsible for immune and sexual function, proper wound healing and hair growth. People with poor diets, malabsorption (inflammatory bowel) or t

Zika Virus. Should I Be Worried?

The Zika Virus is a virus transmitted through mosquitoes which can cause fever, rash, joint pain and pink eye. In most people, this illness is self-limiting with a duration of about one week and without long term consequences in most cases. 80% of infected people have no symptoms. Unfortunately, there have been complications with pregnant women infected with the Zika Virus where their unborn child may have microcephaly (small head). Pregnant women have no additional risk of contracting the illness but may get infected during any trimester. Testing is unnecessary if there was no recent travel to affected areas. However, if a pregnant woman has traveled to an area of Zika transmission wit

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