Stenosing tenosynovitis, also known as “trigger finger,” is a repetitive strain injury that is one of the most common injuries in the workplace. It is marked by one finger or thumb that is stuck in a bent position and pops or snaps when straightened. It is caused by an inflamed or irritated flexor tendon. AsRead More
Overflow Incontinence Overview
With overflow incontinence individuals do not feel the urge to urinate. The bladder never empties normally small amounts of urine are leaked on a nearly continuous basis. Overflow incontinence can be caused by weak bladder muscles or a blocked urethra. Overflow incontinence is prevalent in older men with an enlarged prostate and is rare in women.
Male Plastic Surgery Trends
Male plastic surgery trends favor natural, subtle results. This is not surprising since men are less comfortable talking about their surgical enhancements compared to women, as suggested by leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Tarick Smiley Dr. Smiley has cited a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showing the most popular male plastic surgery trends and procedures. (The list is in no particular order.) Breast reduction Facelift About 27,760 male breast reduction surgeries were performed in 2016, a 36 percent increase compared to 2000. This procedure involves the removal of excess tissue beneath the areola, which causes it to appear puffy For most patients, breast reduction results in inconspicuous scar at the…
13 Surprising Facts About Bariatric Surgery
Busting common myths about obesity and weight loss surgery
Heart Donor's Mother Hears Her Son's Heartbeat
My husband, Greg Robbins, had a heart transplant in September 2016. In May 2017, we met his donor's family. His donor's name was also Greg, Greg Ricks! This ...
How Long Is a Cold or Flu Contagious?
Learn how cold and flu viruses spread, find out when to seek medical care for influenza or a cold, and discover the contagious period for the flu and common cold.
Back Pain Tips from a Physical Therapist
Matthew Randall, PT, DPT, discusses low back pain and some of its causes. Physical therapists examine and evaluate a person thoroughly to determine the cause...
Why You Should Get Physical Therapy First
What does a physical therapist do, and how can they help you? Here's why you should get physical therapy first. 1. Feel better, sooner 2. Save money 3. Get b...
What is a Female Condom and How Does it Work
What is a female condom? How do female condoms work to prevent pregnancy and STDs? Learn all about female condoms — also called internal condoms — in this vi...
The 3 Types of Conjunctivitis: What You Should Know
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva - the thin covering of the white part of your eye and inside of your eyelids.