Sunday, August 31, 2014

Eileen Bailey's Posts

Don’t Forget to Check Your Scalp for Skin Cancer

When you do a self-skin check, do you include your scalp? If you are bald, you probably do. If not, the scalp is often a forgotten area. But skin cancer can, and does, develop on the scalp. The majority of cancers found on the head and neck are either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.   Even though melanoma is not as common... Read moreChevron

Should You Use Antibacterial Soaps?

If you look at the hand soap, shower gels, laundry detergent and other cleaning products you have in your home, how many say they are antibacterial?   Chances are that you have quite a few antibacterial products in your home; after all, these products make up a billion dollar a year industry according to CBS News.  These products,... Read moreChevron

Diagnosing Autism in Adults

Only recently have we begun to fully understand autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We know that it is a spectrum disorder, meaning you might have mild symptoms, severe symptoms or anywhere in between. We know that it is a lifelong condition and can impact social interactions and communication throughout your life. The recent increase in diagnoses... Read moreChevron

Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

There is no laboratory test to say you have an generalized anxiety disorder. It is diagnosed based on your symptoms, and the severity of your symptoms. Often, anxiety is diagnosed when you seek treatment for the physical symptoms that accompany it. For example, you might have chest pains or heart palpitations and contact the doctor or visit an... Read moreChevron

Low Iron Levels in the Brain May Help Detect ADHD

In the past, ADHD has been linked with iron deficiency in some studies. These studies relied on the iron levels in the blood and should that children with ADHD were more likely to have low iron levels. A new study also links iron levels with ADHD, however, a recent study looked at iron levels in the brain.   The authors of the study,... Read moreChevron