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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.

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What You Need To Know About Shingles

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Your Guide To Getting Hand Surgery

To be certain that you are able to heal your hand and move forward after a serious injury, there are a number of things you'll want to keep in mind. It's important to have a team of orthopedic doctors that are great at what they do, as you also figure out the best ways to heal up on your own. With this in mind, factor in the tips below so that you can heal up and get the full range of motion and comfort back in your hand so that you are well taken care of: Read More 

3 Signs Of Immune System Problems

There are many conditions that may cause the immune system to not work properly and create immunodeficiency or autoimmunity. Although some conditions are mild and have vague symptoms, many have common red-flag symptoms that must be addressed promptly. Frequent Infections Often the hallmark of either primary or secondary immune disorders is frequent infections. When the cause is a primary immunodeficiency, it is often detected in early childhood because it may cause significant problems with the development of infants and toddlers in addition to frequent illnesses. Read More 

Things You Should Know About Pediatric Congenital Heart Defects

It's not unusual for some pregnant women to learn that their fetuses have been diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Other pregnant women learn after giving birth that their babies have congenital heart defects. There are cases where such heart defects are not discovered until later in a child's life while undergoing a routine exam. Whatever the time of discovery may be, it's necessary for your child to undergo diagnostic testing to determine what exactly is the true nature of this problem. Read More