Monthly Archives: August 2017

Considering a Tummy Tuck? What You Can Expect

Abdominoplasty Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is an operation that helps remove excess skin and fat, and restores weakened or separated muscles in the abdomen. It can be beneficial for many individuals with excess fat or skin in the stomach area, including those who are of otherwise normal body weight and proportion. A tummy... Read more »

Ways to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Soccer is a popular game all over the world, but due to the stress it places on muscles, joints and bones, it can be the source of a number of sports injuries. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 230,000 athletes were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to soccer in... Read more »

What Causes Nosebleeds?

Is it a cold or the flu? Known in medical terms as epistaxes, nosebleeds involve bleeding from the inside of the nose. Plenty of people have infrequent nosebleeds, especially younger children and older adults. Nosebleeds can be frightening at times, especially for kids, but in most cases they’re not dangerous and are mostly just an annoyance. In rarer cases, they may be... Read more »

Caring for Your Heart: Tips to Prevent Heart Attack & Stroke

Heart Health Heart disease, including heart attack, is the number one cause of death in the United States. Stroke, a related condition, is the number five cause of death in the United States. Several factors that contribute to heart attacks and strokes are not under our control, but many of the biggest factors are—including your lifestyle, which... Read more »

What Are Pituitary Tumors?

The pituitary gland is one of several glands in the body that produce important hormones. In some instances, abnormal growths can develop within the pituitary gland—these are called pituitary tumors, and they lead to changing levels of hormones produced by the gland. Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous growths (benign adenomas), meaning they stay in the... Read more »

How To Treat and Prevent Insect Allergies

bee sting For most people, an insect sting causes nothing more than some mild pain or discomfort—most people are not allergic to these stings. For people who are, however, insect stings can be very serious. Potentially life-threatening allergic reactions from stings occur in 0.4 to 0.8 percent of children, and in 3 percent of adults. At least... Read more »

Tired of Underarm Sweat? miraDry Might be Right for You

5 Common Plastic Surgery Procedures Cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in 2015, miraDry is a product used to treat hyperhidrosis—a condition marked by excessive underarm sweating. For many people, miraDry can provide a much more effective, non-invasive treatment than any other options currently available for people with excessive sweatiness, and with long-lasting results. Treatment Steps and How It... Read more »

Things You Should Know About Stress Fractures

5 Tips for Safe Hiking Often caused by overuse and repetitive force, stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They’re most common in the weight-bearing bones of the legs and feet, and while anyone can have a stress fracture, people who place more pressure on these areas regularly (such as track-and-field athletes, for instance) are at higher risk. There... Read more »

What Can Cause Hearing Loss?

What You Can Do For Ear Infections Gradual hearing loss with aging is common, affecting about 25 percent of people in the United States between ages 55 and 64. This number increases to roughly 50 percent in people over the age of 65. There are a few different types of hearing loss, and they can be caused by a variety of factors.... Read more »

Bedwetting: What Can You Do?

Also known as nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is an event that occurs in most children during potty-training years—it’s estimated that about seven million children in the United States alone wet the bed on a regular basis. Before age 7, bedwetting is considered normal and a result of immaturity. At a certain point, however, bedwetting may be... Read more »