20 Apr

The Dangerous Problem with Children’s UTIs

sick childUrinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are usually associated with adult women, but children are prone to UTIs as well. It has come to the attention of doctors and researchers that kids’ UTIs are becoming resistant to antibiotics, a problem that is very concerning given the potential of a pediatric UTI to damage the kidneys.

Basic Information about UTIs

Bacteria can sneak into the urethra and cause infection in the urinary tract, and this commonly occurs in children when they “hold” their urine instead of going to the bathroom or neglect proper hygiene. UTIs are more prevalent in young girls since it often takes time for girls to learn to wipe from the front to the back after they’ve gone to the bathroom. Wiping back to front brings all of the bacteria to the urethra and greatly increases the risk of UTI. Read More

10 Apr

Pancreas Cell Transplants for Severe Diabetes on the Horizon

pancreasDiabetes has become an epidemic in America, with about one million Americans suffering from Type 1 diabetes. A brand new study has now transformed the mindset regarding diabetes treatment in the United States and supplied diabetes patients with new hope regarding lasting health and wellness.

A Brief Introduction to Type 1 Diabetes

Also known as juvenile diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is a chronic medical condition that prevents the pancreas from producing the insulin needed to transform sugar into cellular energy. Most people are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at a young age, though it is not uncommon for it to appear in adults. Read More