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Clinicians Are Talking About Aging Surgeons

Is it a knife in the heart to a surgeon to feel that he or she is 'too old' to operate, or is this just the natural end to a distinguished career? Medscape readers' opinions cut both ways.

What Kind of Doctor Is Needed for Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease category that includes any of a range of symptoms stemming from nerve injury or unusual nerve behavior. Neuropathy can range from disorienting to painful to debilitating, depending on the patient, the origins of the problem and the progression of the condition. Neu

Ways to Help With Visual Problems

Vision problems can have a variety of causes, including the natural aging process, eye ailments such as cataracts and glaucoma, and complications of other conditions such as diabetes. You can do several things to help your vision problems, including medical intervention and self-care. Specifics depe

Signs and Symptoms of Brain Damage From Severe Dehydration

Overexertion can lead to severe dehydration.run image by Byron Moore from Fotolia.comSevere dehydration is a serious condition that can cause death if it is not dealt with immediately. Warning signs of severe dehydration include little to no urine production in an eight-hour period,...

Basic First Aid for Playgrounds & Gyms

Playground and gym injuries can range from the very minor to the very serious. It's important to supervise children during play to lower the risk of injuries. It's equally as important to know what to do when a child is hurt.

How to Become a CPR Instructor in San Diego

From biblical references of newborns being administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, to the Paris Academy of Sciences in the 1740s recommending mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as a viable life-saving technique for drowning victims, to the 1950s --- when modern training methods were developed --- CPR h

How to Operate a Hoyer Lift

A Hoyer lift is a hydralic lift for moving immobile people, such as physically disabled patients. Hoyer lifts can be battery-powered or manually powered with various sizes, load weights and other features. They are made by various medical supply manufacturers, such as Invacare. I am physically disab

How to Treat Frostbite

Frostbite is dangerous: You can lose a finger or toe, even an arm or leg, if you don't treat it properly. Do everything in your power to prevent frostbite before it occurs, but if you see any possible symptoms of frostbite, treat immediately by rewarming the affected area.

How to Read a First Response EPT

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG

Illinois Policies on Heat & Schools

school symbol image by michele goglio from Fotolia.comThe health and safety of Illinois school children relies on the governmental policies that regulate environmental factors, such as heat, in schools. From extreme weather conditions that threaten heat stroke, to the need for reliable...

After Effects of Lens Distortion

The after-effects of wearing distorted lenses is usually insignificant, but you should keep several things in mind if you wear the incorrect prescription lenses. If you look through distorted lenses for too long, your eyes may become tired or you may develop other problems. The after effects of eye