Breathing is the basis of life. Without the ability to intake oxygen, the cells within the bod would die. For patients whose normal breathing mechanisms are obstructed or have failed, an alternate breathing source must be created. This alternate source typically comes in the form of a tracheostomy. A tracheostomy is a surgically-created hole in the front of the neck into which a tube is inserted for oxygen to pass through. The tracheostomy tube must be changed regularly to prevent possible infection, but changing this tube can sometimes be difficult.
20 May 2018
Caring for your overall wellness is essential for preserving your quality of life. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for individuals to find the time and motivation to meet these needs. While attending wellness retreats can help with this, it is easy to allow misinformation to give you an incorrect understanding of these retreats. Myth: A Wellness Retreat Only Involves Exercise Individuals will often assume that a wellness retreat will primarily be focused on exercise.
11 April 2018
Often, the discussion about abortion centers around surgical abortions that are performed in a clinic or hospital. It's easy to forget that there's another option – the medication abortion or medical abortion, which may be more commonly known as "the abortion pill." There's a lot of confusion about this type of abortion and what it does. Take a look at some facts that will help you understand this important medical option.
20 March 2018
Breast implants are a common tactic used to augment your breasts, but having implants is not ideal for every woman. Trying alternative methods to achieve the breasts you want might be equally effective with fewer long-term maintenance concerns. Lift Heavy Many women are concerned about lifting weights in general, especially lifting heavier weights, but this is the best type of exercise to contour your body. If you want your breasts to appear larger or fuller, building your pectoralis major (pecs) can help.
31 January 2018
One of the topics that will likely come up during your annual medical physical is your risk of osteoporosis. This is especially true as you increase in age, and if you're a woman — incidences of this bone condition are higher in women. There are several controllable and uncontrollable factors that can increase your risk of osteoporosis. One member of the former group is your size and stature. If you have a small frame, your risk of osteoporosis — and the related complications, such as falling and breaking a bone — are higher.
28 December 2017
Finding the right plastic surgeon for your needs can be an extremely difficult and time-consuming process due to the sheer number of different surgeons that are available. However, there are a few tips you can follow that can help you find the right surgeon for your needs, such as the few listed below. Discuss The Surgeon's Experience With Your Particular Procedure One of the biggest tips to follow in order to find the right surgeon for your needs is to discuss the surgeon's experience with your particular procedure before actually booking your appointment.
16 November 2017
A prosthetic eye does not restore your vision, but it can help with improving your appearance after the loss of an eye. It can take time to get used to wearing the prosthetic. Once you are used to it though, you will barely notice it. If you have a new prosthetic eye or are having trouble getting used to it, here is what you need to know: What Is Causing the Discomfort?
2 November 2017
If you've spotted some decay on your toddler's tooth and have taken him or her to the dental office, the dentist may have recommended crowns. You may not have known that toddlers can even get crowns. The purpose of these crowns is to protect the tooth and is a procedure performed on patients with severe decay. If a dental filling won't solve the problem, the next best solution is a crown.
16 October 2017
When loved ones are ill, or injured, you want them to receive medical care as quickly as possible. That can be difficult if they fall ill in a remote region, or they require specialized care that's not available in a hospital near you. When that happens, it may become necessary to enlist the assistance of an air ambulance. Arranging for an air ambulance isn't always easy. In fact, it usually requires quite a bit of coordinated effort between medical teams, and the patient, or next-of-kin.
26 September 2017
If you have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, then you should know that there are a wide variety of treatments available to eradicate the disease and to kill the cancer cells. The first line of treatment typically involves some sort of radiation, but something called cryotherapy can be used if radiation therapy does not work or if you have a large prostate that needs to be treated. Keep reading to learn a little bit about cryotherapy.
7 September 2017