Surgery

Quick Relief from Post-Surgery Nausea

Nausea after surgery is a commonplace concern. Fortunately, a simple technique appears to help. The key appears to be deep controlled breathing. Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center Hospital were investigating the effects of aromatherapy on post-surgical nausea. They gave patients…

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Joint Replacement at Younger Ages

…Surgeons (AAOS) presented two different studies showing that the need for hip and knee joint replacement surgery will double within the next 10 years. Currently, more than 700,000 total hip and knee surgeries are performed in the US every year. Unfortunately, there won't be enough orthopedic surgeons available…

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Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

…pomegranate juice can have a significant effect on the recurrence of prostate cancer. The study involved 46 prostate cancer patients who underwent surgery or radiation treatment. Those whose PSA levels were detectable following treatment were given 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily. The pomegranate…

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Crocs--More Than Comfort

…report that Crocs are a godsend in these cases. Crocs are also perfect shoes following the removal of bunions (bunionectomies) or other types of foot surgery. They fit loosely enough that they can be worn with bandages still on the feet. Crocs are made from a non-porous resin, so they won’t attract and…

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How to Perform a Fecal Transplant

…Control and Prevention, up to 75 percent of patients with Crohn’s disease and 25–30 percent of those with ulcerative colitis end up resorting to surgery. For these severe cases of digestive distress, there’s a very effective procedure that no one wants to talk about. It’s called fecal bacteriotherapy…

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Can Sunscreen Do More Harm Than Good?

…sunscreens and other personal care products that contain BP. Endometriosis requires estrogen to develop. When they tested the urine of women who underwent surgery for endometriosis, they found high levels of BP—and higher levels of the chemical was associated with an increased risk. While this study focused…

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