I was totally unprepared for my orbital decompression surgery, and it ended up being a nightmare! By sharing my experience, I hope that others will be more prepared than I was.
How do you cope with your emotions after an ostomy? At first, it is really hard to come to terms with because you have a s**t bag stuck to your stomach and what can be worse than that? Emotional stress is expected, but how should you deal with it?
Stethoscopes are important tools for finding out what’s going on inside the human body. This article gives you some basic tips for how to use your stethoscope—and what you should be looking for.
Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco are common prescription medications for pain. This article compares the ingredients and offers suggestions for deciding which might be appropriate in various circumstances.
What is local anesthesia? How do local anesthetics work? And, most importantly, what do you need to know about their uses and risks as a health consumer or patient?
This is a summary of what prednisone is, a list of side effects (short and long-term), as well as the effects of prednisone withdrawal on the body. This is not a substitute for medical advice.
Lexapro, a common antidepressant and anti-anxiety treatment, can be riddled with hidden physiological complications and side effects.
After years of dieting and yo-yo weight loss, I decided that surgery was the way to go. Being a nurse, I researched to find the procedure with the fewest side effects. I've had four surgeries since 2011.
What is a mental health assessment, and which professionals can complete it? What is it used for, exactly?
You've just been accepted into nursing school. Congratulations! Now you need to know what supplies you'll need for your education. Here is a thorough list from a recent nursing school graduate.
Oleanz is an antipsychotic medication manufactured by Sun Pharma, India. It is used for psychotic symptom control, and its main side effects are drowsiness and weight gain.
A discussion about options that can help people who lose their health care coverage to find care when it is needed.
A board-certified anesthesiologist discusses the common cardiac effects of general anesthesia and also explains why there is some variability.
Doctors sometimes use a fecal transplant to add bacteria to the large intestine. The procedure can be very helpful for C. diff infections and for some cases of IBD.
Sporidex is an antibiotic commonly used for urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, sinus infections, and skin infections. Generally, it causes few side effects.
These are the highlights of my jaw surgery—from the hospital stay to my recovery time at home. The surgery solved my overbite issue, and I survived the procedure and the hospital stay. However, it was not a walk in the park.
I had a macular pucker peel procedure done on my left eye. This article covers everything you need to know if you're considering this procedure for yourself.
Millions of medicines are taken every year by human beings—but how many of us know how they actually work? Why they can be dangerous, and why is it important to take them as prescribed?
Keeping secrets is only one of the things that nurses do best. From test results to warding off bad spirits, this article reveals why nurses do what they do and what to expect in the hospital.
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid pain medication, is a powerful drug. Its use in the operating room is routine and valuable, as explained in this article. Abuse and addiction with fentanyl are dangerous and often deadly, even with just one use.
Asthma and general anesthesia both affect the airways, lungs, and breathing. A certified anesthesiologist explains what asthmatics need to know in order to safely proceed with surgery.
In this article, I provide first-person experience with individuals I have known who suffered knee problems, along with some useful links to additional information. Some suggestions for decision-making, along with photos and a video, are included.
It's important to keep your medications organized. Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when organizing your medications.
What's the difference between two nasal corticosteroids, Nasonex and Flonase? The biggest difference might be price, since the effectiveness is virtually the same.
The cost of a Crystalens implant can vary widely. Learn how the cost can be affected by a surgeon's philosophy and product packaging—from personal experience and the experience of others.
As an anesthesiologist, I sometimes hear patients ask me, "Are you going to use the 'Michael Jackson Drug' on me?" Propofol is is safe and effective when administered by qualified professionals.
This article provides information on some of the barriers caregivers encounter in taking care of themselves. It also offers suggestions for others to help or offer care.
What is naltrexone? As a pharmacist, I'm frequently asked about this medication, as well as many others.
YAG capsulotomies are routine procedures used to restore vision after the formation of a secondary cataract, also called posterior capsular opacification.
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.
The corticosteroid prednisone definitely saves lives but has some serious and life-long consequences. Here, a physician and patient formerly on long-term prednisone discusses the pros and cons of this potent medication.
Cysts are a very common medical problem. In this article, I share photos of what my cyst looked like—inside and out!
The ventrogluteal injection site is the preferred injection site for adults and children over 7 months.
This article is a summary of the available prescription medications used to treat migraine headaches. Both preventative and acute treatments are discussed.
Quinine is a bitter chemical from the cinchona tree. It’s a good treatment for malaria but can produce side effects. Treating leg cramps with quinine is risky.
Bladder retention after general anesthesia is fairly common. Find out why this happens. Understand your own risk factors and related complications from a board-certified anesthesiologist.
My son suffered a herniated disc, which led to a microdiscectomy procedure. This is the story of his experience, including the recovery phase.
Taking antibiotics can make you very sick, and even kill you. After taking clindamycin for a oral infection, I developed a rampant C. diff infection that landed me in the hospital.
Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.
Post-spinal anesthesia side effects can result from the needles, the technique, or the medications used. Most side effects are minor and short-lived.
I very recently had sinus surgery to remove nasal polyps, a mucocele, and to widen my sinus openings. Here is my story.
What characteristics should we look for in a good doctor? How can we find a good medical professional?
An anesthesiologist explains the various terms used to describe sedation, anesthesia, and analgesia.
What if you might be able to save some money if you find Advicor too expensive? It is made up of lovastatin and niacin (vitamin B3). Check it out.
Serotonin syndrome is a serious and potentially dangerous condtions which may result from interactions between certain prescription drugs. In this article a pharmacist briefly explains the nature of serotonin syndrome, what causes it, and how to avoid serotonin syndrome.
As an anesthesiologist, I see many people facing surgery, some for the first time. Find out the best ways to calm yourself down before day surgery.
Medicare Advantage Plans may seem like a good deal, but many people are finding out that this is not the case. Learn what you need to know before you sign up.
Ever wonder how your medications are filled at your pharmacy? Curious about why your prescription is not filled as fast as you would like? This article contains some answers.
Candiderma cream is a topical skin preparation used to treat mixed fungal, bacterial, and inflammatory skin conditions.
Surgery is typically performed for severe laryngomalacia when sleep apnea or growth failure are present. What to expect when your child has a supraglottoplasty or epiglottopexy.
A guide to help you navigate the maze of Medicare Part D plans using simple and easy to use methods.
While starting any business is challenging, setting up a counseling practice tends to prove especially daunting. This type of practice requires both stamina and openness to innovation.
Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin are common prescription medications. This article describes what they are and how they can be safely used as well as my professional advice as a pharmacist.
Nursing care shouldn't be only about treating the physical diagnosis of the patient. Therapy should encompass the whole person, as well as their environment, in order for real healing to take place.
Cataracts will affect all of us at one point in our lives. This article has all the information you need to make an informed decision when it's time for surgery.
In order to donate plasma, your hematocrit (Ht or HCT) or protein levels, needs to be at a certain minimum level. Here are some helpful hints that I’ve learned during my 5 years as a plasma donor.
So, you're in the hospital and the alarm on the telemetry monitor is going off. But the staff tells you its nothing but PVCs. What gives?!? Well, PVCs aren't a big deal. Read on to learn why.
The sweat chloride test for cystic fibrosis measures chloride ions in an individual's sweat. A positive result indicates the presence of cystic fibrosis.
I had bunion surgery six months ago. Here are some recovery photos, as well as tips for coping by rearranging your bedroom, making adjustments to your daily activities, and asking for help.
Do you get clammy, sweaty, light-headed, hot, and nauseous when approached by a needle? This is not weakness. In this article, an anesthesiologist explains the vasovagal reaction.
Seizures after anesthesia are a rare, but they are a recognized complication in the post-operative period. Learn about the risk factors for this complication.
Taking too many OTC medicines together can make you feel worse, not better. To avoid that weird feeling, choose the medicine that is most appropriate for your symptoms.
Learn about the tricks health insurance companies and their providers use to increase their bottom lines.
Lidocaine is commonly used for local anesthesia. While its use is safe when dosing guidelines are followed, there are some risks, complications, and potential toxicity issues to understand.
Femoral nerve blocks are useful for knee and thigh surgery. An anesthesiologist explains the technique, uses, and risks of the commonly used femoral nerve block.
A medical transcriptionist will transcribe all kinds of diagnostic data in their lifetime. Learn more about TFTs, LFTs, cardiac enzymes, coagulation panels, and cholesterol profiles.
Balloon kyphoplasty procedures have been used to treat spinal fractures for a number of years now. Learn more about the procedure through my personal experience.
Since 1999, I have had prostate problems leading to biopsies in 2000 and 2003. Based on personal experiences, this article details what to expect after having undergone a prostate biopsy.
Surgical repair of your shoulder, including your rotator cuff, labrum, bicep, and tendon, can be a scary proposition. Learn what to expect on the day of surgery, as well as the immediate recovery.
One of the most important—and dangerous—tasks assigned to an anesthesiologist is securing the airway of the unconscious patient. Find out how and why this is done from a certified anesthesiologist.
The MRI procedure might be scary and upsetting for an anxious or claustrophobic person. This article offers information and coping methods for patients. It also provides helpful resource information.
Are you scared to have D&C? Entering the women's surgery center, I feared this common operation on the uterus. But this outpatient procedure has changed since your mother had it 20 years ago.
As someone who takes thyroid medication, I wrote this article to share my experience and to provide information for others who might have thyroid conditions.
BuSpar is a medication used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It is generally taken twice a day and comes in a dividose tablet form. It has several interactions, one of which is grapefruit.
Endometriosis affects 10% or more of women worldwide. Many different medications are used to treat the symptoms and shrink the endometrial lesions, although there are no known cures.
It's scary to hear a drug referred to as a "paralytic," but sometimes their administration is medically necessary. Neuromuscular blocking agents are used to make anesthesia and surgery safer.
Would it scare you to know that no one really knows how anesthesia gases work? As amazing as it is, it's true, as explained here by a physician anesthesiologist.
I discovered the importance of my thyroid gland only after I no longer had one. Following my thyroidectomy, I struggled with weight gain. In this article, I share what I've learned.
My 5-year-old son had his adenoids removed recently after he had repeated ear infections. This is a story of our experience from the infections to post-surgery recovery.
This is the real-life experience of a family member who had core decompression and then total double hip replacement to treat his avascular necrosis. What to expect at the hospital and at home.
It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-t0-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.
Effexor withdrawal symptoms have only recently been recognized. Symptoms, advice and treatment for venlafaxine (Effexor) withdrawal.
Before you get a tetanus vaccination, find out what it is, who should be vaccinated, what is in a tetanus shot, the side effects, and whether you can prevent tetanus without getting vaccinated.
Why it can be important for senior citizens to by Medigap policies, how much they cost, and the best way to purchase them.
There are three classes of blood thinner medications that treat clots: anticoagulants, thrombolytics, and antiplatelets. Learn about the differences between these classes.
Has your massage therapist commented on the knots in your back? Do you really have a defect that only a professional can feel, let alone treat? Find out what those "knots" really are.
Peritol is a brand name of Cyproheptadine. It is used as an appetite stimulant. The main side effects are drowsiness and sedation.
While not appropriate for everyone, these generic medications offer a big price break on everyday medications for allergies, heartburn, and the common cold.
Prescription muscle relaxers have a broad ranges of uses, both for acute and chronic illness. In this article, a pharmacist presents all of the currently available prescription muscle relaxers.
Salbutamol (also known as albuterol and Ventolin) is used in rescue inhalers for asthma. Research suggests that it may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.
Know what to expect and how to prevent and/or treat the most common after-effects of anesthesia, including nausea, sore throat, confusion, muscle aches, itching, and emotional outbursts.
A long-term kidney transplant recipient lists her top 10 ways to keep an organ transplant going strong. This helpful and encouraging advice can apply to the recipient of any type of organ transplant.
A doctor will often order a HIDA scan if gallbladder problems are suspected but an ultrasound shows no stones.
When you're dehydrated, oral rehydration solutions are much more effective for rehydration than water, soft drinks, or fruit juices.
Ever wonder "What is the difference between a spinal and an epidural?" Read an anesthesiologist's response to this question.
A review of my experience at Shriners Hospital, including information about the hospital, my journey as a patient, life after leaving Shriners, and recommendations for future patients.
Knowing what to expect during your CT scan (aka CAT scan) can help reduce any anxiety you may have. This article explains everything that will happen before, during, and after the procedure.
What is an MAO inhibitor? What does it treat, how does it work, and what are the risks associated with taking it?
Do you know why it's important to periodically count the pills you get at the pharmacy? A home quality check ensures that you're getting what you paid for and that you won't run out of medicine early.
Taking Mirapex for restless leg syndrome (RLS) can result in a destructive compulsion to gamble. This is the story of a loved one who unfortunately developed this addiction.
Some important information about mixing two of the most commonly used over-the-counter medications—Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin.
The recovery time for a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is about two weeks or more depending on the individual. This article will discuss what to expect both during and after gallbladder surgery.
The best way I could think of to describe the process of Histology is to tell the story of a patient and follow the patient from the collection of a biopsy to a diagnosis.
A common ethical dilemma in nursing arises when the religious persuasion of parents making medical choices for their children clashes with the doctor's assessment of what's best.
After living with carpal tunnel for decades, I finally decided to correct it with surgery. This article is about my experience with carpal tunnel and the surgery to fix it.
Are you a candidate for a total knee replacement? If so, I hope this article, which includes my husband's joint replacement, will benefit you. Hip and shoulder replacement candidates can also benefit.
Gas pain after surgery is a common complaint. This articles offers tips and advice from a board-certified anesthesiologist for how to prevent and treat post-operative gas pain.
Most people are so nervous about their cataract operation, they don't think much about what to expect after the procedure. Unfortunately, some surgeons don't provide adequate information, either.
Acetaminophen (or paracetamol) relieves pain and reduces fever. Its method of action is only partially understood. The drug is toxic to the liver at high doses.
Zinc oxide relieves the discomfort of skin irritations and act as a sunscreen. The chemical is safe, although there are some concerns about its nanoparticle form.
Are you wondering if you can eat a normal diet after gallbladder removal surgery? Dietary complications may vary from one person to the next, but there are foods that can help in the healing process.
Why do we have to wait for so long in the emergency room? This article discusses the organization of American ERs, and why we have to wait when we are sick.
Hip replacement is a routine surgery, and the techniques are well tested. Recovery can be very speedy indeed, although there are a number of factors that will impact the specific outcome.
Are you having a calcium scoring test? Here is what you need to know about why your doctor ordered it and what it will tell about your health.
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.
Non-compliance with multiple medication use in the elderly is a large problem. While interventions exist, the research demonstrating efficacy is lacking, and barriers limit implementation implications.
These questions and answers about the lap band will be helpful for those wanting to have weight loss surgery. My experience was ultimately successful, but the struggles have been great.
The entire body is affected by an anesthetic. Here, a board-certified anesthesiologist gives an overview of the effects of anesthesia from head to toe.
Whether you are planning to have knee replacement surgery, or whether you're currently recovering from the procedure, there's a lot to know. This is what I learned from my experience.
In this article, I will discuss my experience with Accutane, including how to combat side effects and tips on Accutane-friendly makeup and products.
Follow these tips for recovering from gallbladder surgery to avoid complications and get yourself back to normal. This article is based on my own personal experience with this procedure.
Acid reflux under anesthesia can lead to aspiration pneumonia and lung damage. Learn from an anesthesiologist how to protect yourself from these complications.
Donating blood nearly killed me. Read about my experience to learn how to avoid what I went through.
Do you feel a painful lump on the front or inside of your thigh? It may be a femoral hernia. Learn about what it is, the causes, and what to expect in terms of diagnosis and treatment.
Are you facing cataract surgery in the near future? If so, please consider these five topics, presented in order of importance, based on my own experience.
This article discusses the uses of both ibuprofen and acetaminophen, as well as potential risks. Because so many drugs contain acetaminophen, accidental overdose is very common.
For over a month, people across the US have been wondering what happened to the supply of atenolol, a drug commonly used to control blood pressure. Learn about the shortage and what options you have
Getting ready to go on vacation? Planning a week or two away from home? Filling your medications while you are away can be a concern. Here are suggestions from an experienced pharmacist.
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction is a state in which a decline in learning, memory, and/or personality changes persist long after the surgery.
At the age of 65, I had internal and external hemorrhoids removed by surgery. This article first examines the nature of hemorrhoids and then details what to expect after hemorrhoid removal surgery.
If you have a Flexible Spending Account, you know you must spend all your money within a certain amount of time. Here are some FSA-eligible products in case you need to do some last-minute spending.
Activities have the power to engage mental health clients in groups where they learn knowledge and skills to cope with the challenges they face. Use these activities to make your groups fun.
There has never been a better time to be bedridden. While it's never ideal, thanks to modern technology, patients today have their choice of many more ways to occupy their time.
Blood banks are not actually banks as we know them; they are used for the storage and distribution of blood and blood products.
Having researched and analyzed the Medicare options for myself, I have a thorough understanding of the system and can teach you what you need to know. I’ll clearly explain all the options from which you can choose.
The Patients' Bill of Rights established a set of standards by which health care providers should conduct themselves in patient care. Know your rights when it comes to your medical care.
Bariatric surgery is an effective method to lose weight and reduce comorbidities. Gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic duodenal switch are the common types.
After getting gum grafting surgery, I wanted to recover FAST for an upcoming New Year's event. This is what I did to move things along more quickly.
This is a discussion of mental health group topics that will help you organize focused therapy groups or to create a complete therapy program. Subtopics are also included for each primary topic.
Diabetes is a systemic disease affecting the whole body. Both type I and type II diabetes present risks that must be considered by the anesthesiologist before, during, and after surgery.
Personal experience with cataract surgery and a Crystalens implant, including the surgery, early results and the costs of the procedure
Beclomin cream is a skin preparation used for mixed fungal and bacterial skin infections with associated inflammation. This article describes its uses and side effects.
Coffee and tea are adored worldwide, and provide many people with daily energy and motivation. However, regular caffeine consumption has a darker side and can result in severe addiction and depression. This article tackles the problem of drinking caffeine when you are bipolar- or mania-prone.
This article covers information and resources about immunizations for adults to help prevent diseases such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, and tetanus.
Face-down positioning after a vitrectomy can be a boring yet stressful time. Here are a few things I did to make the experience easier for me.
Candida albicans is a yeast that lives in humans. It's generally harmless but may sometimes multiply dramatically. Nystatin is an effective medicine for the infection.
Corticosteroids reduce inflammation and also suppress the immune system in autoimmune diseases and organ transplants. They are useful drugs but have side effects.
The Madagascar periwinkle contains vinblastine and vincristine, which are used in cancer chemotherapy. Velvet beans contain L-dopa, a chemical used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Learn the most important facts about spinal anesthesia, what to expect, side effects, and potential complications to prepare for your surgery.
Being awake under anesthesia is a serious and traumatic event. A board-certified anesthesiologist discusses this frightening complication, risk factors, and why it most likely won't happen to you.
Understanding the features of a normal knee X-ray can help you identify any problems you are having. Includes multiple knee X-ray views.
Regional anesthesia refers to numbing a region of the body, rather than the whole body. An anesthesiologist discusses different techniques to induce regional anesthesia.
What's the difference between Flonase and Flonase Sensimist? Is one better or more effective than the other? Read this article, written by a community pharmacist.
Why do prescriptions run out of refills? And when they do, what do you do about it? As a pharmacist, I am aware that this is a frustrating problem for many people.
The doctors’ primary concerns when you wake up in recovery are your levels of pain and nausea. I wasn’t nauseous and only had a mild soreness in my chest.
As someone who regularly suffers from migraines with weird symptoms, I have undergone a number of MRIs. Being claustrophobic makes it worse. So how do I get through these procedures?
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.
Methylene blue is a dye used to stain biological tissues. It's used as a medication as well. It has some important health benefits, but its use is also associated with some risks.
Candid mouth paint is an anti-fungal oral medication manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals of India. The active ingredient of Candid mouth paint is clotrimazole, which is used to treat oral thrush.
If you’ve ever had a prescription filled, chances are you’ve been asked if you would like the generic brand. Read on to find out what the difference is between generic versus branded medications.
Before emailing a therapist or doctor, clients must be mindful of confidentiality, frequency, content, length, fees, and response time. Read more before you email your therapist or doctor.
A board-certified anesthesiologist explains what to expect when you have general anesthesia, possible side effects, and potential complications. Frequently asked questions are answered, as well.
An interscalene block of the brachial plexus is used to provide pain relief during and after shoulder surgery. Find out from an anesthesiologist what you should know before having this type of block.
After 5 years of donating plasma, I’ve learned a lot. In this article, I'll share my knowledge of the most common donation issues I’ve experienced and seen firsthand.
Pulmonary embolism patients will encounter a wide range of doctors, specialists, and other professionals during treatment and recovery. This is a description of the various professionals you may meet.
If you are trying to taper off Zoloft, or if you quit cold turkey and are experiencing side effects or withdrawal symptoms, you are not alone. Getting off Zoloft is not always easy.
Cervical spine surgery is a procedure that corrects the movement of the neck and alleviate nerve compression. The prospect of surgery can be downright intimidating. If you are having one in the future, continue reading to know what to expect. ...
This article reviews some of the essential functions of case managers. Case managers play an important role in the healthcare system.
High blood pressure can be a problem during general anesthesia and surgery. If you are facing surgery, controlling your hypertension will make your anesthetic as safe as possible.
An overview of the benefits, caveats and costs of buying an Original Medicare Health Insurance Plan.
CT contrast, also known as contrast dye, is used to better visualize blood vessels and some internal organs. How does it work? Are there any side effects and/or risks?
In March 2018, I underwent a PET/CT whole body scan. In this article, learn what a PET/CT scan is, why it is used, how it is given, and what information its results can give doctors and patients.
Adult tonsillectomies are more common than you might think, but the recovery process is often tiring and somewhat painful. Avoid prolonging your recovery time with a few simple post-op care tips.
HIV counselors focus on education and prevention. This article explains what HIV counselors do and where they can work.
When you have a cold, the last thing you want to think about is drug-drug interactions. Fortunately, your pharmacist can help you select a product that is safe for you and will provide relief.
Budesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Formoterol is a bronchodilator. Both medications are useful for asthma management.
Candid cream is a prescription anti-fungal skin preparation that contains 1% Clotrimazole. It is used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm.
This article talks about what happens to hair after chemo therapy has ended and your hair starts growing back.
Learn the basics for writing a SOAP note for medical school or becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse. Healthcare providers need to be fluent in this form of charting.
Learn what a total knee replacement recovery is like from someone who elected for knee replacement surgery some years ago and the strategies that she later adopted to delay surgery on her second arthritic knee.
Have you been told that your medication is not FDA-approved? Does that mean it's illegal? Or dangerous? Some meds on the market today never passed the FDA review.
A career as an ophthalmic technician is very rewarding and can be lucrative, as well. This article details the daily duties of an ophthalmic technician.
The cost of herniated disc surgery depends on several factors. In this article, I discuss the cost of my son's microdiscectomy, as well as information about what to expect before and afterward.
Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6 are anti-fungal vaginal preparations that come with a clotrimazole tablet and an applicator. It is used to treat vaginal candidiasis, also known as yeast infection.
A mastectomy causes both physical and emotional pain, not just from the surgery but because of the lifestyle changes it requires. Knowing what to expect helps. These tips for adapting to your new body should also help.
Considering a tonsillectomy as an adult? Based on my personal experience, here is a guide about what to expect during the procedure as well as during recovery.
Learn what to expect after meniscus surgery, from a patient's perspective. See pictures of what your knee will look like after a partial meniscectomy. Learn what the recovery is really like.
With so many kinds of ibuprofen on the market, it can be confusing to determine which one to buy. Which ones are appropriate for children? What are the age limits? Are they really that different?
Techniques for proper insertion for rectal, vaginal, and urethral suppositories, and how to use suppository products safely for your medical condition.
Home INR management is an option for some patients on warfarin (Coumadin). It is reliable for most patients but not all. Learn about the benefits of home INR testing and a list of machine suppliers.
Learn about what to expect from a CT scan, including reasons your doctor may recommend the procedure, risks vs. benefits, preparing for the procedure and the scan, and follow-up care with your doctor.