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  • 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

  • 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 Vine177

  • 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.

    Anesthesia and Asthma

    Anesthesia and Asthma

    by TahoeDoc15

  • 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

    What to Expect During a CT Scan

    by WheelerWife14

  • 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 Mabury119

  • 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

  • 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.

    Fentanyl for Pain Management — Use and Abuse

    Fentanyl for Pain Management — Use and Abuse

    by TahoeDoc8

  • With so many cosmetic lasers for fat reduction, how do you know which to choose? As a professional who has performed numerous treatments for guests, here is my personal opinion review on the Lipo Laser by Meridian Medical (which is different and...

    How Effective Is the Lapex 2000 BCS With Reducing Fat

    How Effective Is the Lapex 2000 BCS With Reducing Fat

    by abeauty127

  • These are the highlights of my jaw surgery regarding the hospital stay and my recovery time at home. The surgery solved my overbite issue and I survived the procedure and the hospital stay. It however was not a walk in the park. Read everything you need to know right here.

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    My Corrective Jaw Surgery Experience

    by emilybee39

  • 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 Custers5

  • 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 Marisa Wright260

  • 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 Mariposa265

  • 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 Switalski1282

  • 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 Kuehn0

  • 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.

    Seizures After Anesthesia

    Seizures After Anesthesia

    by TahoeDoc25

  • 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 Inglish44

  • 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.

    Lidocaine Side Effects and Toxicity

    Lidocaine Side Effects and Toxicity

    by TahoeDoc22

  • 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.

    How Does Anesthesia Gas Work?

    How Does Anesthesia Gas Work?

    by TahoeDoc5

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

    Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    by Leah Lefler10