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  • By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    by KT Dunn4

  • 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.

    What Is a Femoral Hernia and How Is It Treated?

    What Is a Femoral Hernia and How Is It Treated?

    by flycatcherrr109

  • 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.

    Emailing Your Doctor or Therapist

    Emailing Your Doctor or Therapist

    by Carly Sullens4

  • 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.

    What to Expect During a CT Scan: My Experience

    What to Expect During a CT Scan: My Experience

    by WheelerWife15

  • 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.

    My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare

    My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare

    by Elayne3

  • A doctor will often order a HIDA scan if gallbladder problems are suspected but an ultrasound shows no stones.

    What Happens During a HIDA Scan

    What Happens During a HIDA Scan

    by Kristine McAdams1

  • If you are on a blood thinner like Coumadin (warfarin), you should be mindful of what foods you eat because they may interact with your medication. In particular, you should strive for a consistent daily vitamin K intake when you're on Coumadin.

    What Can You Eat While Taking Coumadin (Warfarin)?

    What Can You Eat While Taking Coumadin (Warfarin)?

    by Audrey Kirchner12

  • Techniques for proper insertion for rectal, vaginal, and urethral suppositories, and how to use suppository products safely for your medical condition.

    Proper Insertion for Rectal Suppositories

    Proper Insertion for Rectal Suppositories

    by Ebey Soman0

  • HIV counselors focus on education and prevention. This article explains what HIV counselors do and where they can work.

    How to Become an HIV Counselor

    How to Become an HIV Counselor

    by Marcy Goodfleisch11

  • 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.

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    by emilybee41

  • Cost comparisons between Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Medigap and Part D health insurance plans to help you decide which plans are best for you.

    What You Need to Know About Medicare Costs

    What You Need to Know About Medicare Costs

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • 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.

    Calcium Scoring Explained

    Calcium Scoring Explained

    by Virginia Kearney5

  • 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.

    Diet After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

    Diet After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

    by Edmund Custers7

  • 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.

    My Experience With Endometriosis Medications

    My Experience With Endometriosis Medications

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • 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.

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    by Kate Swanson270

  • When you're dehydrated, oral rehydration solutions are much more effective for rehydration than water, soft drinks, or fruit juices.

    Oral Rehydration Solution vs. Water

    Oral Rehydration Solution vs. Water

    by Leanne Mifsud0

  • 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.

    Recovery After Your Adult Tonsillectomy

    Recovery After Your Adult Tonsillectomy

    by Saloca10

  • 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.

    Uses and Side Effects of Oleanz (Olanzapine)

    Uses and Side Effects of Oleanz (Olanzapine)

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara12

  • Cysts are a very common medical problem. In this article, I share photos of what my cyst looked like—inside and out!

    This Is What My Cyst Looked Like

    This Is What My Cyst Looked Like

    by eye say8

  • Worker's compensation is designed to provide medical coverage when an employee is injured on the job. But what happens years later when the injury worsens and the worker has a different employer?

    Workers' Comp Versus the Little Guy

    Workers' Comp Versus the Little Guy

    by Peg Cole45

  • 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.

    Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6: Usage and Side Effects

    Candid-V1, -V3, and -V6: Usage and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara193

  • Zyrtec is a useful drug if taken on a short-term basis. However, when taken for greater periods of time, Zyrtec side effects can lead to chronic itching, hives, and very unpleasant living.

    My Symptoms of Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal

    My Symptoms of Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal

    by Michael M Griffin75

  • 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.

    How to Transcribe Diagnostic Lab Data

    How to Transcribe Diagnostic Lab Data

    by Audrey Kirchner3

  • Medical Quackery is an overpromotion of anything in the field of health and wellness. Learn how to recognize quack doctors, victims of quacks, the potential effects of medical quackery, and assess if quackery should be banned or adapted.

    Medical Quackery: To Ban or to Adapt?

    Medical Quackery: To Ban or to Adapt?

    by Ray2

  • 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.

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    by Patty Inglish MS48

  • When an emergency arises requiring admission to a hospital, one of the first questions paramedics ask is, "Which hospital would you like to go to?" How do you choose?

    Tips for Choosing a Hospital

    Tips for Choosing a Hospital

    by Peg Cole32

  • The sweat chloride test for cystic fibrosis measures chloride ions in an individual's sweat. A positive result indicates the presence of cystic fibrosis.

    My Son's Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    My Son's Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    by Leah Lefler10

  • 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?

    How to Cope With Your Emotions After Colostomy Surgery

    How to Cope With Your Emotions After Colostomy Surgery

    by Alobeda0

  • 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.

    My Cataract Surgery and How Much Crystalens Cost

    My Cataract Surgery and How Much Crystalens Cost

    by gracenotes64

  • 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.

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    by Kristin Kaldahl32

  • 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.

    Thyroidectomy and Weight Gain

    Thyroidectomy and Weight Gain

    by Cindy Vine178

  • 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.

    How to Use a Stethoscope to Hear Your Heartbeat

    How to Use a Stethoscope to Hear Your Heartbeat

    by Geoff0

  • It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.

    The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis

    The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis

    by FlourishAnyway26

  • 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.

    What Supplies Do You Need for Nursing School?

    What Supplies Do You Need for Nursing School?

    by Kitty Fields3

  • 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.

    Buspar Anti-Anxiety Medication

    Buspar Anti-Anxiety Medication

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC4

  • 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.

    Candid Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    Candid Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara6

  • 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.

    How to Bring up Your Numbers for a Plasma Donation

    How to Bring up Your Numbers for a Plasma Donation

    by camarochix7225

  • What standards must contact lenses meet? What are the standards for testing contact lenses and contact lens products?

    Standards for Contact Lenses

    Standards for Contact Lenses

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • 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.

    Ethics of Religious Restrictions in Nursing

    Ethics of Religious Restrictions in Nursing

    by Vince0

  • 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.

    My Recovery From Bilateral Mastectomy

    My Recovery From Bilateral Mastectomy

    by justsayom1

  • 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.

    Tips for a Successful Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    Tips for a Successful Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Linda Bilyeu101

  • 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.

    Uses and Side Effects of Sporidex

    Uses and Side Effects of Sporidex

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara6

  • 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.

    Claustrophobia and the MRI Machine

    Claustrophobia and the MRI Machine

    by Daisy Mariposa266

  • 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.

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    by Paul Richard Kuehn3

  • Have you ever wondered if the color of a throat lozenge matters? The flavor? It does. Different ingredients also means different amounts of medications.

    Are All Throat Lozenges the Same?

    Are All Throat Lozenges the Same?

    by Jenifer L5

  • 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.

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My Roller Coaster Ride Through Weight Loss Surgery

    by Michelle Mollohan2

  • Medicare Part C is an Advantage Plan that completely replaces Original Medicare. Some include additional benefits such as vision, dental, hearing, and drugs.

    What Is Medicare Part C?

    What Is Medicare Part C?

    by Glenn Stok12

  • 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.

    Activities for Mental Health Groups

    Activities for Mental Health Groups

    by Blake Flannery0

  • 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.

    What Is Holistic Nursing Care?

    What Is Holistic Nursing Care?

    by Helen Murphy Howell28

  • 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. ...

    What to Expect During and After a Cervical Spine Surgery

    What to Expect During and After a Cervical Spine Surgery

    by Alexis Mabury126

  • 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.

    Uses and Side Effects of Beclomin Cream

    Uses and Side Effects of Beclomin Cream

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara16

  • 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.

    Patients' Bill of Rights in the United States

    Patients' Bill of Rights in the United States

    by L.L. Woodard0

  • 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.

    Counting Your Pills at the Pharmacy Can Pay Off

    Counting Your Pills at the Pharmacy Can Pay Off

    by Laura Schneider6

  • How does nursing staff ratios affect patient care? How are ratios affected by nursing leadership as compared to nursing management?

    Nursing Staff Ratios

    Nursing Staff Ratios

    by Vince0

  • 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.

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Liz Elias29

  • There is so much information out there on whether or not to get the flu shot. What's a person to do? A walk through my search and what I found.

    The Big Debate Over Getting the Flu Shot

    The Big Debate Over Getting the Flu Shot

    by Lorelei Nettles0

  • 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.

    What to Expect in a D&C Outpatient Surgery

    What to Expect in a D&C Outpatient Surgery

    by Rula Lenski12

  • 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.

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • 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.

    What to Expect From an Ultrasound Scan in Thailand

    What to Expect From an Ultrasound Scan in Thailand

    by Paul Richard Kuehn7

  • Follow tricyclic antidepressants as they enter your body. Get a better understanding of the pharmacological effects as well as their sides effects.

    The Course of Tricyclic Antidepressants

    The Course of Tricyclic Antidepressants

    by Kristina0

  • 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.

    Why Are the Waits So Long in the ER?

    Why Are the Waits So Long in the ER?

    by nickshamrock6

  • Have you ever been to an emergency room where you spent the better part of your day either in the waiting room or lying on an uncomfortable bed on wheels, desperately wondering when someone was going to tell you what it is that is wrong with...

    Why You Wait 6 Hours in an Emergency Room

    Why You Wait 6 Hours in an Emergency Room

    by coryann39

  • One of the most asked questions by patients is whether or not to take the meds with milk. The answer to this question depends on what exactly the medicine is. This article mentions a list of meds that interact with milk and how this occurs.

    Can Medicines Be Taken With Milk or Other Dairy Products?

    Can Medicines Be Taken With Milk or Other Dairy Products?

    by Sherry Haynes6

  • Peritol is a brand name of Cyproheptadine. It is used as an appetite stimulant. The main side effects are drowsiness and sedation.

    Uses and Side Effects of Peritol

    Uses and Side Effects of Peritol

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara28

  • 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.

    What Can You Do While Confined to Bed?

    What Can You Do While Confined to Bed?

    by Sherry Hewins11

  • What can you eat after you've had your gallbladder removed? Learn what to eat and what to avoid post-cholecystectomy and beyond. Get your life back after gallbladder removal!

    My Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

    My Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

    by Sarah Switalski1305

  • It's important to keep your medications organized. Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when organizing your medications.

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC8

  • 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.

    Candid Mouth Paint Usage and Side Effects

    Candid Mouth Paint Usage and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara19

  • 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.

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    by Paul Richard Kuehn10

  • 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.

    Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Time

    Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Time

    by Edmund Custers12

  • Cannabis. Weed. Herb, pot, loud. A plant known to be useful both as medicine and for recreational enjoyment. But how might it be hurting you?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    by Matt Shaw0

  • 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.

    Plasma Donation Tips and Tricks

    Plasma Donation Tips and Tricks

    by camarochix72143

  • 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.

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    by Catherine Giordano21

  • 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.

    5 Key Considerations for Cataract Surgery

    5 Key Considerations for Cataract Surgery

    by vmills0

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