A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast. Although these surgeries are typically done after breast cancer has already developed, they are occasionally done if breast cancer is likely to develop. The operation itself takes approximately one to two hours, but complete recovery can take up to
Stool sample testing requires a certain amount of caution, because you don't want your sample to be unintentionally contaminated by other bodily fluids. Stool samples can be taken at home or the hospital and the steps will be the same, no matter where it is collected. Stool samples are collected for
A 14-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital with ulcerated nodules on her upper lip and her left lower eyelid and several molluscum-like-lesions on her right eyelids (Figure 1). She was feverish but otherwise in good health.
Staph infection, or staphylococcus, is a bacterial infection commonly carried in the nasal cavity. Staph infection may go undetected until it enters through a wound in the body and becomes infected. If staph infection goes untreated it can result in serious health risks to the skin and organs of th
Millions of people suffer from liver disorders, and some go undiagnosed. Understanding clinical disorders such as hepatitis helps patients and readers to know what they are facing from a medical and personal standpoint. It’s very evident that action needs to be taken on the subject so that
Crohn's disease is a debilitating disorder of the small intestine. It causes a great deal of pain, bleeding and scarring in the gut, in turn leading to poor nutritional absorption and malnutrition. It can also increase the risk of developing cancer of the bowel. Systemic yeast infections also origi
The word "Staph" is the short version of "Staphylococcus," which is a type of bacteria. Staph infections are usually on the skin and nose, but can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the mouth or genitals, though this is uncommon. Facial staph infections not only make for an unsightly app
It seems we're hearing more often about dangerous illnesses affecting patients in health care settings and even students in our public schools. So what can we do to prevent infection with colds, flu or other diseases? While everyone gets sick some time or another, using simple hygiene tips can help