Ultrasounds, MRIs, X-rays and CT scans—you’ve probably heard these terms. But do you know what each of these different medical imaging machines is used for? All of them are ...
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You won’t be alone in the delivery room, but how you want to give birth is a very personal decision between you, your partner and your obstetrician. Some women just want labor and delivery to go smoothly. And if that involves pain medication or other medical interventions, so be it. Other women are [...]
Pop quiz: What do unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and sensitivity to temperature changes all have in common? The answer: These seemingly unrelated symptoms are all potential signs of a thyroid problem. More than 12% of people in the US will struggle with a thyroid condition at some point in their lives, says the American [...]
A loved one suffers a fall, or receives a serious diagnosis, and you are suddenly forced to respond and make decisions quickly — in some cases without even knowing his or her wishes. The good news is that much of this uncertainty can be avoided by simple planning. Having all of your important [...]
Nobody likes being in pain. But if you head to your medicine cabinet or the pharmacy, how do you know which medication is the right one for your specific ailment? You’re in pain. What’s the difference? Is one type better than others for headaches? How about toothaches or backaches? Here’s a breakdown [...]
Every year, families and friends gather to watch dazzling 4th of July fireworks displays. Yet, many make the grave mistake of confusing professional pyrotechnics with party tricks. Unfailingly, many people who do amateur fireworks shows wind up in the emergency room—nursing burns, lacerations, and other injuries caused by the improper use of fireworks. Fireworks [...]