Category: Home Health Care

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After surgery, incision care

You will need to care for the incision after surgery. This will help reduce scarring, pain, discomfort and lower the chance of infection. The incision was closed by your doctor using either staples, tissue...

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ACL Tears in Female Athletes

What causes ACL tears? ACL injuries are usually not caused by contact. For example, a player might change directions quickly to avoid a defender in soccer, or land from a basketball layup. A sudden force...

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What does MRSA look like?

After a few days, you realize that the cut is not healing. It’s hot and oozing, and the area becomes swollen. It’s possible to wonder why things aren’t getting better. What is MRSA? MRSA (pronounced “mur-sa”)...

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Fertility and Pregnancy after a LEEP

Women considering loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP), should be concerned about their fertility and future pregnancies. Although this common procedure to remove abnormal cells from the cervical area in order to prevent cancer is very rare,...

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Stomach Cancer Detected by Endoscopy

Many patients don’t experience symptoms in the initial stages of stomach carcinoma. Doctors often diagnose stomach cancer at a later stage because it is difficult to detect. It is then more difficult to treat. Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Saowanee...

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FODMAP Diet: What you Need to Know

The FODMAP diet may be something you’ve heard about from a friend, or even read on the internet. FODMAP diet is a low-fat diet that does not contain certain sugars, which can cause intestinal distress. This...

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Sperm Banking

Why do people freeze sperm? There are many reasons to freeze your sperm, says Amin Sherati, M.D. Director of Male Infertility and Men’s Health Clinic at Brady Urological Institute. Herati says that the most...