Friday, August 01, 2014

Eileen Bailey's Posts

Cucumbers and Your Skin

You have probably seen ads for spas where women are relaxing with slices of cucumbers over their eyes. There is a reason for that. The high water content and caffeic acid found in cucumbers may help reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. Cucumbers offer a number of benefits, both for your skin and your health. Cucumbers and... Read moreChevron

13 Tips for Helping Your Child with Autism Prepare for Back to School

It is hard to believe that it is already time to start thinking about back-to-school. But August is upon us and that means, in a few short weeks, children all over the country will be getting up early, climbing on buses and heading back to school. For children with autism, this transition can be rough. You can make it easier by preparing ahead of... Read moreChevron

Are Pap Smears a Thing of the Past?

Pap smears are routine screening tests for cervical cancer. This screening was first introduced in 1928 but not widely used until years later. Today it is recommended for most women between the ages of 21 and 65 years old. Most women get a pap test during their annual gynecological exam. More recently, an HPV test, which looks for the presence of... Read moreChevron

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a “major public health problem” according to the United States Surgeon General. On July 29, 2014, the Surgeon General’s office issued a Call to Action in an effort to prevent skin cancer. The report includes information on reasons people often don’t take protective measures against the UV rays of the sun and... Read moreChevron

Pseudodysphagia: The Fear of Choking

Pseudodysphagia is the fear of choking. Those with this phobia are often afraid of swallowing, but not because of the process of swallowing. Instead, they are afraid that swallowing will lead to choking. The fear of swallowing, phagophobia, is different. Pseudodysphagia can become so severe that it causes malnutrition and malnourishment,... Read moreChevron