By: Perry McCarney
Lower back pain is a common complaint in today's world. It is one of the most common reasons for a person to visit their doctor and is the most common reason for disability under the age of 45. The lower back is the lumbar region...
Post-surgery: Tips on recovering at home
By: Artisttia Yarns
The best way to recover post-surgically is to begin planning your recovery prior to the surgical event. Think about the tasks you do daily basis. See what can be done before the start of your recovery. Can you pay bills in advance or set up...
Prostate cancer surgery and the importance of early diagnosis
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Approximately 1 in 6 men older than 50 years of age will develop prostate cancer. The ability to provide an early diagnosis of prostate cancer has drastically improved since the implementation of prostate cancer screening in the United States. However, it is not clear whether...
By: Gianna Scannell
Having surgery. How scary: the first thing the surgeon explains are risks. Risk of death, risk of complications.How does one decide if to go ahead with it?Some people don't even have a choice. They must undergo surgery. They suffer from an acute catastrophe...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Danelle Karth
It's never to late to make a difference with your life. This can mean doing something good for another human life, or changing your habits to make it possible for a better future. As long as you truly believe that it is never to late...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Joseph Whalen
Denying medical treatment based on personal habits or physical condition is the first step down a very treacherous path. Insurance companies seem to be going out of their way to find new and creative ways to deny the claims of their customers. This is hardly...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is hip replacement surgery? Hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body which helps in mobility as well as in bearing of weight and many disease conditions can affect the joint and hinder its performance. Among these causes, fractures, arthritis...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Blood transfusion is a life saving procedure in many instances and in other instances it is considered vital to manage a patents good health. Although there are several risks involved in receiving blood, possibilities are much less with modern day screening procedures and with newer...
Surgery: What is pre-op assessment?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Pre-op or pre operative assessment is a vital and lifesaving part of most of the surgical procedures and mainly in major surgeries which will require the patient to be put on general anaesthesia or in instances where the surgery will carry the risk of heavy...
Surgery: What is skin grafting
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Skin grafting is a type of surgery which transplants a section of the skin using a natural or a synthetic form of skin. The skin that is used in covering a skin defect is known as the 'skin graft' and could originate from another healthy...

 

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