Monday, April 21, 2014

Eileen Bailey's Posts

Do’s and Don’ts to Managing the Skin Reactions to Topical Chemotherapy

Topical chemotherapy is a targeted treatment. It is applied directly to the affected area and side effects are much less severe than traditional chemotherapy. As the topical chemotherapy kills cancer cells, it can also damage surrounding cells, which causes the side effects, such as redness, rash, itching or pain. If you experience side... Read moreChevron

Explaining Your Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis is stressful. For some, that stress includes embarrassment. You might try to hide your psoriasis plaques with long sleeved shirts, wearing pants throughout the heat of the summer or keeping your hair long to cover your neck. You might try to avoid the stares or you might not want to explain psoriasis to others, many who... Read moreChevron

Comparing Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Communication Disorder

In a previous post, we explained the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). This week, we will look at the differences between this new diagnosis and autism. Differences in Diagnostic Criteria Social communication disorder, as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, requires persistent difficulties in both verbal and... Read moreChevron

Annual Mammograms Under Fire…Again

Over the past several years, some experts have debated the need for annual mammograms, especially before the age of 50, unless specific personal or family medical history places someone at a high risk for developing breast cancer.  In 2009, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, a panel of medical experts, recommended biannual mammograms... Read moreChevron

Are Your Toddler's Fears Normal or an Early Sign of Anxiety?

As we learn and understand more about anxiety disorders, we have come to understand that early warning signs shouldn’t be ignored. Addressing them early helps to prevent problems later. This has some parents worried about their young children and whether sudden and intense fears might be an early sign of an anxiety disorder. In most cases,... Read moreChevron