Author Archives: Angela Ayles

Does My Child Have Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

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While Respiratory syncytial virus (or RSV), might result in a common and annoying cold for healthy adults and older children, this highly contagious lung infection can result in a severe respiratory illness that blocks the breathing airways in young children. This air-bourn virus can hit babies and young children extremely hard, graduating quickly from seemingly   …Continue Reading


8 Early Warning Symptoms of Kidney Stones

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You wake up in the middle of the night feverish, your lower back hurts, and your abdomen is painfully swollen and tender. What’s worse; when you get up to use the bathroom, it’s so painful to urinate that you think you might die. You, my friend, are likely one in 10-percent of North Americans with   …Continue Reading


10 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States—with one in every 8 women developing this cancer. Breast cancer typically develops as a small tumor (or lump) in the tissues throughout the breasts and then, if cancerous, spreads through the lymph nodes. The best hope of surviving a breast cancer   …Continue Reading


How to Choose the Right Pediatrician For Your Child

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Is your first baby on the way? Maybe you’re making the move to a new city? Well, before you do it’s time to find a pediatrician for your child—one you can trust. After all, new parents will be visiting this doctor half a dozen times during the first year for routine check-ups, and when you   …Continue Reading


8 Warning Signs of Strep Throat

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Strep throat accounts for approximately 15-percent of all sore, chaffed throats that hit doctors’ offices and drop in clinics in North America.  This widespread bacterial infection mostly afflicts school aged children, but adults aren’t exempt from the red, swollen, painful throat condition. Strep throat is caused by an overgrowth of group A streptococcus bacteria, which   …Continue Reading


10 Warning Signs of Lung Cancer

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Even though lung cancer kills approximately 1.3 million people each year, the disease is not a definite death sentence. Those diagnosed early stand a 50-percent greater chance of survival over those whose undiagnosed cancer spreads to other organs throughout the body. Any of the following ten early warning signs of lung cancer could save your   …Continue Reading


10 Ways to Help Heal Pulled Muscles

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A muscle pull (or strain) occurs when you twist, pull, or tear your muscle or tendon, the strong elastic cord that connects your muscle to the bone. As we age we are more susceptible to muscle pulls. However, you risk a pull if you don’t warm up properly before you exercise and stretch a muscle   …Continue Reading


10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Labor

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When it comes to delivering a healthy, happy baby, there are no silly questions. Obviously, a main concern for most expecting moms and dads surround how to know when labor is actually happening in order to get to the hospital on time. However, there are many other commonly asked questions surrounding childbirth that may surprise   …Continue Reading


9 Potential Causes For Severe Stomach Pains

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Just about everybody has tummy trouble throughout their lives. The discomfort could be triggered by indulging in a decadent meal or from eating food that’s a little past its expiration date (OK, maybe a lot past its expiration date). However, severe abdominal pain is another story, and even though in most cases it’s not indicative   …Continue Reading


10 Things to Know About Due Date Calculators

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The moment you find out you are pregnant, a question soon follows: when is the baby due? In the past, women had to anxiously wait until the first doctor’s appointment to find out the due date. However, many websites now offer due date calculators. Although these calculators promise to give you an instant estimated due   …Continue Reading