With adults, it’s easy to tell when we haven’t had enough sleep. We’re sluggish, we yawn a lot and we typically verbalize/complain about how tired we are (or maybe that’s just me?). But with children, the signs of sleep deprivation can be completely different. If your child seems overly active during the day, is a … Continue reading Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?
During a bone scan, your radiologist will check to see if there have been any physical or chemical changes in your bones. To do this, a small amount of radioactive of material is placed in an IV and then metabolized, explains J. Mark Fulmer, MD, a diagnostic radiologist on the medical staff at Baylor University … Continue reading Understanding radiology: What is a bone scan?
Are you a fan of Mad Men? If you’re not familiar with this popular AMC series, it’s a period drama set inside a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the 1960’s. If the show is an accurate reflection of that decade, things were drastically different from the world we know today. Apparently, it was perfectly normal … Continue reading The “Mad Men” Attitude About Cancer
First of seven articles in a series on how to talk to your children about cancer. People often tell me that after hearing the words, “You’ve got cancer,” the first thing they wonder is, “What am I going to tell my kids?” Parent patients are so concerned about their children that they barely give themselves the … Continue reading Talking to children about cancer: Do I have to tell my kids?