If your child wants to participate in school sports programs this year, it's time to schedule their sport physical. If your child has recently had their annual physical, you might not think they need their sports physical. But, that's not the case. The sport physical will ensure that your child is physically able to participate in organized sporting activities. If your child has never had a sports physical, you may not know how to prepare.
Some new parents may question why they need to take their baby in to see the pediatrician several times in the child's first year. Not counting sick visits, most pediatricians want parents to bring in their children around 6 times in their first 6 months of life: birth, 4-5 days after birth, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. As someone who previously went to the doctor maybe once a year before having a child, you may wonder why this is necessary.
Carotid artery disease occurs when there is narrowing of the major blood vessels leading to the brain. The development of carotid artery disease can significantly increase your risk of a major stroke. Once the problem is identified, there are ways to manage the condition and reduce complications.
Take A Conservative Approach
If carotid artery disease is detected in the earlier stages, when less than half the artery is blocked, your doctor may opt to take a conservative approach to manage the condition.