Wound assessment and the restoration of form and function with reconstructive plastic surgery
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
There are three main goals of reconstructive plastic surgery. These goals are to promote healing, restore form and restore function. Individuals may require reconstructive surgery for wounds sustained from any number of reasons such as trauma, prior surgery, tissue infection, burns, and cancers. For those...
Back pain: When surgery makes it worse
By: Das Govind
Surgery can make back pain worst. People who have been advised to go for surgery need to think very carefully about the outcome as the benefits may sometimes weigh the risks. It is always a wise idea to take a second opinion before the surgery...
Obese Patients and right to Treatment
By: Tony Narloch
Living in Scotland, our civil law (known as "delict") provides that a "victim" to harm must ensure that they take sufficient and proactive steps to both minimise and prevent harm, otherwise they face the very real possibility that their claim is denied or at the...
Introduction to skin genetics
By: Tami Port MS
Experience shows that people with fair complexions (low levels of melanin) are more prone to sunburn. New research now reveals that certain variations in the genes that control the color of our skin, hair and eyes are associated with an increased risk of melanoma and...
By: Tami Port MS
A mutation is an alteration of a gene's DNA sequence. Mutations are usually bad news, but those rare changes that benefit an organism are the raw material of evolution. Isn't Mutation a Bad Thing? DNA needs to be copied when cells divide, so that each...
Is it acceptable for children to have gastric bypass surgery?
By: Sarah Strutt
Gastric bypass surgery in children for weight loss reasons is simply a cop-out. Obesity is a serious problem in modern society, especially amongst our children, however resorting to surgery is sending out the wrong message and will not help the cause of the problem...
Benjamin Jesty: Inventor of vaccination?
By: John Welford
Benjamin Jesty has not been dealt a fair hand by history. By rights, it should be his name that appears in all the textbooks as the inventor of vaccination, but the credit has long been assigned to Edward Jenner. Little is known about Jesty's early...
Gastric Bypass
By: Jennifer Owens
With regards to the topic of the safety of Gastric Bypass Surgery, I have to say that yes it is a safe procedure. It is a safe procedure that requires a lot follow up and life change. Any kind of surgery is risky, and...
Medical guide to understanding surgery consent forms
By: Olivia Bredbenner
Being informed is critical, especially in the area of a patients health care. From the moment a patient enters a health care institution they can expect to be given written information to inform them on just about everything they need to know. Understanding all of...
Possible health concerns with public restrooms
By: Marijoyce Porcelli
It's something we all face. We are out in public and have to go to the bathroom.Usually this isn't much of a problem, but there are still dangers that can lurk in public bathrooms. First, if the bathroom is filthy, unless you really have...

 

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