Recuperating From A Surgical Procedure? How Can You Avoid Post-Op Infection?
1 March 2017
If you're planning a surgical procedure for the near future, you may be anxious after hearing statistics about the incidence of post-operative infection. Although the vast majority of procedures go off without a hitch, in some cases, you could be dealing with infection at the surgical site for some time longer, compromising your ability to recover. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of harm.
Arthritic Shoulder? 4 Reasons To Consider A Joint Replacement
16 January 2017
Several types of arthritis can affect the shoulder causing considerable pain and loss of function. Eventually, you may reach a point when you need to make the decision to have your shoulder replaced instead of continuing with temporary treatments. There are several situations when a replacement is the better strategy.
Reliance On Steroid Injections
Steroid injections may be used to provide relief from arthritis in a single joint. Injectable steroids are usually limited to three or four times per year in a single joint because there are long-term risks of bone necrosis and other complications.
Seizure Dogs For Children: Benefits And Challenges
9 December 2016
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes seizures and can be debilitating for those individuals who suffer from it. It is especially heartbreaking when the person is a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 0.6% of children aged 0-17 years have active epilepsy, which means they are taking medications to control seizures or have had a seizure within the past year.
Although epilepsy can place a heavy burden on a child's quality of life as well as that of his or her family and friends, new ways of controlling and coping with the disease are continually being developed.
Understanding Radiation Therapy Types
18 November 2016
If you learn that you need radiation therapy as part of your cancer treatment, you'll also soon discover that not all radiation therapy treatments are the same. There are many different types of treatment, and your treatment plan could utilize one or a combination of many different kinds in order to be most effective. Here are the most common types of therapy and how they might be used.
External Beam Radiation