This poignant and often humorous story of acceptance and change relies on a basic truth – good health and life are fleeting, but love and humor trump all. Every second matters, a point driven home by yet another life-altering diagnosis.
From a deeply personal perspective and told in riveting detail, "Catch That Look" explores the relationships between doctors and their patients, as well as between patients and their loved ones. With each new page, it becomes crystal clear that just as a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes, when you catch it, a look speaks volumes.
Podcast presentation for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation's National MS Education & Awareness Month "Flex Your MS Muscle" Teleconference Series
Pulpectomy is a procedure to remove all the pulp from the crown and roots of a tooth. Pulp is the soft inner material that contains connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves.
Pulpectomy is usually performed in children to save a severely infected baby (primary) tooth, and is sometimes called a “baby root canal.” In permanent teeth, pulpectomy is the first part of the root canal procedure.
Carcinoid syndrome is a condition in which a carcinoid tumor releases serotonin or other chemicals into the bloodstream. Carcinoid tumors, which develop most commonly in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or lungs, are rare. These tumors cause carcinoid syndrome only about 10 percent of the time. This usually happens after cancer has spread. Tumors in the liver are the most likely cause of symptoms.
Cysts are sacs that form in the skin or anywhere in the body. They’re filled with fluid, air, or other material. Cysts are typically harmless and don’t always require treatment. They should, however, be diagnosed by a doctor. Continue reading to learn when a cyst should be removed, how they’re typically removed, and why you should have a doctor perform the procedure.
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People with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have a greater risk for developing cancer than people in the general population, according to new research.
These findings were presented last week at the fifth European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress in Oslo, Norway. “This study is the first to compare cancer risk in MS with non-affected siblings of MS patient...
It’s a corset with a modern twist. Now called waist trainers, they’re meant to squeeze your midsection and “train” your figure into an hourglass shape. The waist trainer trend may be due, in part, to celebrities posting photos and enthusiastic endorsements on social media. The famous may swear by them, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re effective and safe to use.
A bruise, or contusion, is an injury to skin or tissues just under your skin. Everyone bruises occasionally. There’s usually no reason for concern. Keep reading to learn more about what causes bruising, the color-coded healing process, and warning signs that you need to see a doctor.
Laird “Smitty” Smith is in treatment for stage 3 lung cancer. At 72 years old, he also walks every day, plays golf twice a week, and mows his own yard. Smitty is being treated by Dr. Carolyn Presley, a thoracic medical oncologist at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC)–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute...
Abfraction is the loss of tooth structure where the tooth and gum come together. The damage is wedge-shaped or V-shaped and is unrelated to cavities, bacteria, or infection.
Continue reading to learn how to recognize abfraction, why you need to see a dentist, and when it requires treatment.
If you have anxiety and itchy skin, it’s possible that you’re dealing with two distinct issues. It’s also possible that these conditions are closely linked. Anxiety disorders can cause some people to experience itchy skin and itchy skin conditions can lead to anxiety. One can exacerbate the other.
ll manner of technology surrounds us. From our personal laptops, tablets, and phones to behind-the-scenes technology that furthers medicine, science, and education. Technology is here to stay, but it’s always morphing and expanding. As each new technology enters the scene, it has the potential to improve lives. But, in some cases, it also has the potential to negatively affect physical and emotional health. Read on as we take a look at a few possible negative effects of technology and provide tips on healthier ways to use it.
Bronchogenic carcinoma is any type or subtype of lung cancer. The term was once used to describe only certain lung cancers that began in the bronchi and bronchioles, the passageways to the lungs. However, today it refers to any type. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are the two main types of bronchogenic carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma are all types of NSCLC.
Nodular acne is a severe form of acne. While it can be difficult to treat and manage, there are several treatment options available. Over-the-counter (OTC) products and good home care habits can offer some relief. However, nodular acne can be persistent. You’ll likely need your doctor’s help to get it under control.