While the weather may be starting to cool down, fall sports are starting to pick up, meaning that injuries may occur. There are a number of sports that take place during the fall season like cross country, tennis, football, volleyball, soccer, golf, and more. This helps keep children active and socialable, but it definitely opens up the opportunity for them to get injuries. There are three types of injuries that are more common than others in fall sports.
26 October 2018
From birth control pills and prophylactics to surgical sterilization, there are many options available if you are hoping to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately, not all birth control options are right for everyone. An intrauterine device, or IUD, is becoming more and more popular due to its effective nature and ease of use. However, most people are not entirely familiar with this method of birth control and if it is right for them. With this guide and your gynecologist's help, you will learn the signs that an IUD is the right option for you.
25 September 2018
Guilt can be a big part of your life when you have an eating disorder, and while it may be prevalent with such eating disorders as anorexia and bulimia, it's likely to be present for those who are binge eating. Binge eating is a serious eating disorder because of how this behavior causes you to gain weight. Unlike bulimia, you don't purge after you eat—and this can mean that your weight increases dramatically, leaving you with a higher chance of encountering the multitude of weight-related health problems.
31 July 2018
While your experience with back discomfort may have begun due to a vehicle crash or another reason, once it becomes chronic in nature and seems to be there constantly, you might be literally crying for relief. Medication can work; however, side effects and other factors may mean you don't want medicine to be your only relief. The following endeavors will require some time to feel benefits, but over time can surely ease discomfort.
25 June 2018
If you have been diagnosed with RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, you may have been frustrated to learn that there is no cure for the condition, and that even the prescription medications doctors often recommend don't offer patients a lot of relief. Many patients, when they hear this news, figure that their lives will never be normal again. You may think you have to go on living with the same level of pain and stiffness you're experiencing now; however, that's not the case.
5 May 2018
Imagine what it would be like if you went to put your hands in your pockets and your fingers could not be straightened out. Think about how it would feel if you needed to shake someone's hand, but your fingers would bend inward making it almost impossible. For people who have Dupuytren's contracture, this is part of their everyday life. Dupuytren's contracture is a condition that occurs when tissue forms just under the skin of the palm and puts stress on the tendons that cause the fingers to bend inward.
4 April 2018
If you've been diagnosed with certain types of cancer, such as prostate or leukemia, your doctor may recommend leukapheresis. Cancer causes a dramatic increase in the production of white blood cells. One of the benefits of leukapheresis is that it removes white blood cells from the body, which helps make chemotherapy more effective. When it's time for your first leukapheresis appointment, you'll want to make sure you're prepared for the entire process.
13 March 2018