If you are going to have Lasik or other eye surgery tomorrow, then it is vital that you understand how to safely use your antibiotic eye drops to prevent an infection from forming in your eye's tissue. Since eye infections after surgery can be especially hard to treat and a serious danger to your eyesight, prevention is key. To this end, here are some time-tested tips to help you use your medicated eye drops safely:
11 October 2016
For women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, dealing with only the realization of having cancer can be emotionally devastating. When you also factor in having a radical mastectomy, the emotional impact can become overwhelming. Taking steps to become emotionally stronger and prepared for fighting breast cancer by having radical mastectomy surgery is not easy. Follow these tips for helping you prepare for the surgery that could save your life.
7 October 2016
If you are going into a clinic like Lincoln Surgical Group PC for a colonoscopy, you will be given a great deal of information on what you should do and what you should expect before your colonoscopy. However, often what happens after the procedure may not be covered as well, even though it is very important to know what to expect afterwards. This article will discuss 3 things to expect after your colonoscopy.
7 October 2016
One out of three people that are 65 years or older have hearing loss. If you are over 65 or getting close to it, you may be surprised at some things that can cause this problem to happen. Below are three things you should be aware of so you can help prevent hearing loss from happening to you. Drying Your Hair You may dry your hair every day or a few times per week, but you should know that it can actually cause problems with your hearing.
23 September 2016
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease commonly referred to as the smoker's disease. However, there are instances where a person can be diagnosed with COPD even though he/she has not smoked a cigarette a day in his/her life. Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of people with COPD did smoke at some point in time in their life. However, that leaves 10 to 20 percent of COPD patients who didn't.
2 September 2016
There are several benefits to choosing contact lenses instead of glasses. They not only make you feel more confident about your appearance, but they also offer convenience and can be worn while playing sports. However, if you do not wear your contacts properly, it can lead to infections and other issues. Handle your contacts with care and follow your eye doctor's instructions to avoid any problems. Here are five common mistakes to avoid with contact lenses.
29 August 2016
When it comes to health and medical issues, many people ignore the benefits of reaching out to a professional dermatologist. Visiting a dermatologist will allow you to enjoy a number of advantages that will leave your skin feeling healthy and vibrant. To learn more about why visiting the dermatologist can be one of the best decisions you make, start with these four benefits. The Dermatologist Can Provide Skin Screenings For Cancer
19 August 2016
The common causes of hearing loss include mechanical damage to the ear, ear infections, and buildup of earwax. However, hearing loss can also be a lifestyle disease. For example, here are three aspects of your life that can lead to hearing impairment: Smoking Cigarette smoking, whether passively or actively, can lead to hearing loss. The effect occurs in several ways, for example: Smoking damages different cells in your body, including those in your ear, which reduces their ability to process sound.
25 July 2016
People are always wanting to look younger. One way to achieve this goal is through a facelift. There is no specific type of person who is a good candidate. It varies based on age, body type and size. Here are some things to consider before getting a facelift. How long is the surgery and recovery time? Like all surgeries the answer to this question can vary. Typically swelling will occur for the first 10–14 days after surgery.
6 July 2016
If you or someone you care for has to use a catheter, you might be concerned about the proper storage of these urological supplies. Luckily, following a few rules of thumb can help you store them properly. 1. Keep in Their Original Packaging Until Needed First of all, you should know that it is typically best to store your catheters in their original packaging. They are typically packaged in sterile packaging, so minimizing contact can help keep them clean and safe to use.
1 July 2016