Stitches have been used to close wounds for thousands of years. Staples, tape, and adhesive are also used today. Laser welding of wounds may be common soon.
Bed bug, mosquito, flea, and other bites sometimes look similar, but have characteristic differences. For example, the differentiation between ivy rashes and bug bites is more pronounced than between some bug bites. Dig to the root of the problem with rash identification.
On September 13, 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is my story, with my tips for coping with your own breast cancer diagnosis.
I am frequently asked about rare blood types. The most common questions are about the Rh Negative blood type. The next most common questions are about rare blood types being special in some way. This article will be helpful in answering questions and superstitions in "golden" or "special" blood.
Wondering if e-therapy is an effective way to seek counseling? Here's my experience talking to a therapist online using BetterHelp.
An abdominal ultrasound scan suggested by a doctor probably saved my life. In this article, after defining the meaning of ultrasound scan, I explain its purpose in medical diagnostics and some of the results the scan images can indicate.
Bone spurs are projections or outgrowths that extend from a bone. They may press on nerves or other tissues, causing pain, numbness, or difficulty in moving.
Research is currently divided; the link between chronic pain and vitamin D is not yet proven. However, chronic pain sufferers who are deficient in vitamin D may benefit from supplements.
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
Having a bipolar dad can feel like a total rollercoaster of emotion as you fare the mania and depression of your parent. Here's how I handled living with my own bipolar dad until my mid-twenties.
Many doctors claim to understand tinnitus, but end up wasting our time. This article is an essay of my experience with doctors, information I learned from research, and a review of how I'm dealing with my tinnitus.
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
About 1 in 3 US citizens are providing care for an older adult. Facts, tips and methods to cope with difficulties are discussed. Caregiver burnout symptoms are reviewed, as is coping with the difficulties of caring for a loved one.
What are human guide techniques? How do you help a person with a visual impairment find a chair? Use the stairs? This article provides information about useful techniques for these situations and more.