Several benign conditions may warrant a hysterectomy to alleviate symptoms from heavy menstrual periods or large fibroids. There are considerations you may want to address with your doctor to help you weigh the pros and cons of your hysterectomy.
Laparoscopic or robotic-assisted hysterectomies are popular due to their small incisions, lower risk of bleeding and shorter recovery time. During the procedure, the uterus is detached from supporting structures and any adhesions before it is removed through the vagina, instead of a large abdominal incision.
One of the first steps toward successful allergy treatment is testing. A skin test is often done to narrow down the specific allergens that are affecting you. During this test, your allergist will apply a small amount of a variety of common or suspected allergens to your skin. You will then be monitored for a reaction, which indicates an allergy to test item. The following tips can help you get prepared for the allergy test.
Diaper rash is an unpleasant experience not just for baby, but also for mom and dad. Most parents assume this problem is because of a wet diaper holding moisture against the skin, or the diaper rubbing against baby's skin. Before slathering on the diaper cream, here are some surprising causes and unusual treatments for diaper rash.
A yeast infection often brings to mind commercials of uncomfortable women, but babies can also develop a yeast infection.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a serious, vaccine-preventable disease. It's a standard part of childhood vaccinations, but the vaccine that you got as a kid is no longer protecting you. The vaccine only last for 10 years, so unless you get a booster shot of the pertussis vaccine, you could get sick on your holidays. Here are four things that travelers need to know about the pertussis vaccine.
Any type of traditional surgery that involves the skills of human hands often results in longer recovery time and (sometimes) more surgery. This is due to the fact that even though you may have the best surgeon performing your procedure, there is still some marginal room for human error. Robotic surgery, especially robotic knee surgery, ankle surgery and wrist surgery, removes most of the human error margins. Here are three things that robotic knee surgery can do and do better than human hands and traditional surgery cannot do.