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Choosing a GP After You Move

Finding a good GP is important for several reasons. When you establish a great relationship with them, accessing healthcare becomes easier. After moving house, registering with a new GP promptly is important; especially if you have children. As such, knowing how to find the best one for your household is vital.  Shop around using the right techniques Depending on how far you're moving, you can ask your current GP for advice.

4 Important Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer All Women Should Be Aware Of

It should go without saying that cervical cancer is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Unfortunately, few women understand the risk factors that can make it more likely for the disease to develop. Knowing and understanding those risk factors can mean having regular check-ups and catching the problem early, so here are four of the most important. 1. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) HPV is almost certainly the most well-known risk factor for cervical cancer, as well as the most serious.

Using Compounding Services to Access Medicines for Children With Sensory Issues

Many children with severe sensory processing issues can gag if they are given medicines that are the wrong texture or flavour. This can particularly be an issue when the medicine is very important to the child's overall health as the parents often become stressed when the child will not take the medicine, which in turn can make the child more stressed and reluctant to take the medicine. Here are some ways that a compounding service can help you to get the right medicine for your child.

4 Steps You Need to Take to Prevent a Child with Chicken Pox from Scratching

Chicken pox, known medically as varicella, is a virus that often affects people during their childhood years. It's actually good to catch it early since having chicken pox in later life can be more serious, but the fact that the virus produces itchy blisters across the body can make it very hard for children not to start scratching all over. Scratching the blisters caused by chicken pox should be avoided since it can cause scars.

Bigger Is Better: How Palatal Expanders Can Help Your Children Grow Up With Healthy Smiles

Losing their original baby teeth to have them replaced with fully formed, adult teeth is a integral part of any child's physical development -- unfortunately, some children don't undergo a process this simple. The adult teeth that replace your child's departing baby teeth are much larger than the originals, and your child may find that their relatively small and underdeveloped jaw simply does not have room for the amount of adult teeth that have started to erupt.

First Aid Tips: How To React When You Get Bitten By A Recluse Spider

Spiders don't normally look like dangerous insects and so unless you are disturbed by their presence, it is easy to ignore them. And even when they do bite, most spiders rarely harm the human body. This is true except for recluse spiders, which are also known as brown or violin spiders. The bite of a recluse spider is poisonous, and its effect can last for hours if you don't take care of the problem.

Five Tips for Preparing Meals and Snacks After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you're planning to have your wisdom teeth removed or if your children are getting their wisdom teeth removed, you or they may need to eat soft foods for a few days. To prepare, you may want to do a bit of shopping and cooking prior to the oral surgery. Here are a few ideas to help keep you or your children full during the healing process. 1. Stock up the cupboards.

Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the arm of dental care that specialises in the improvement of the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and mouth. The practice of cosmetic dentistry dates back to several centuries. An example that easily comes to mind is the application of dental fillings to the repair of damaged teeth surfaces. Traditional filling methods involved the use of gold or amalgam which left visible marks on the teeth and make them unattractive.

How Your Child Can Enjoy Swimming and Avoid Injury

If your child wants to take up swimming as a sport, you may be surprised to find that swimmers commonly experience back and shoulder injuries. Although regarded as a low impact sport the rigors of swimming training place a heavy demand on these areas of the body. Fortunately there are some straight forward techniques and strategies that can be used to avoid injury and allow all swimmers to fully enjoy their sport.

How A Well-Baby Clinic Can Benefit New Parents

Well-baby clinics are staffed by paediatric or child health nurses and are run with the intention of providing new parents with information and support in relation to the health and well-being of their baby and parenting in general. The clinics are run in medical centres, and your midwife or GP can tell you if your local medical centre offers a well-baby clinic. These clinics are easy to access, with many adopting a drop-in model and even a telephone advice service.