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Resources For A Brain Injury
Neurology

A brain injury is a traumatic experience for the patient, family, friends, and loved ones. Recovery can be long and often frustrating. There are so many questions once someone is released from the hospital. For example, what is rehab like? Can I ever return to work? What about finances? Do I need a lawyer in certain instances? Will I have long-term health problems after a brain injury? Brain injury

Apr 15 2021 | 0 | status: publish
Silicone for Scars After Surgery
Dermatology

After quite a few surgeries and scars on the skin, I feel that I can share my experience with silicone for the treatment of scars. Obviously, when a surgeon cuts through the skin, there is a scar. When I first went to a medical supply store, they sold me silicone gel and silicone sheets. They had a picture of someone with the most radical scar I’ve ever seen and then another picture of the scar after usin

Mar 23 2021 | 0 | status: publish
College Parties and Deaths from Alcohol
Internal Medicine

Not too long ago, Noah Domingo, a student at U.C. Irvine died after attending a party off-campus with his fraternity brothers. The police received a frantic call and responded to the scene. There they found an unresponsive teen. He had died of alcohol poisoning. Toxicology tests found no other substances besides alcohol in his system, according to the coroner’s office. The heartbroken father of Noah Do

Mar 02 2021 | 2 | status: publish
Bladder Incontinence
Urology

I have bladder leakage and it is so embarrassing. I want to go to the Urologist but I hate talking about it. I am not sure if I like some of the solutions I have read about: Medication for overactive bladder, an injection of botox into the lining of the bladder (ouch), surgery to insert a mesh to press against your urethra. I have tried kegel exercises but it has not helped much so far. I wonder if I

Feb 20 2021 | 1 | status: publish
Allergic Reactions to Skin Products
Allergy & Immunology

I recently bought an expensive jar of skin cream hoping to even out my skin texture and diminish wrinkles. But I woke up with a horrible reaction and my skin is bright red, especially near my eyes. Also, my face is really puffy and I look a thousand years old. I have been putting ice on my face and especially under my eyes where it is swollen. I also put some Aquafor on the dry areas. The main ingredient

Feb 05 2021 | 1 | status: publish
How Dick Van Dyke Stays Young at 95 Years Old
Geriatrics

While shopping in Malibu, CA I’ve seen Dick Van Dyke singing in the grocery store. Apparently, a lot of other people have as well. He’s been quoted as saying that he exercises but he loves ice cream. And that’s exactly where I saw him: in the frozen food aisle. Additionally, he is active in the community and a longtime sponsor of the community theater in Malibu. What keeps this vivacious 95 year old g

Jan 20 2021 | 0 | status: publish
Can Sound Therapy Relieve Health Symptoms?
Internal Medicine

Professor Emeritus Lee Bartel of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music told the Globe and Mail (theglobeandmail.com) that Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, and other symptoms of a variety of medical conditions could be relieved by exposing patients to specific sound frequencies. Bartel, who has studied the effects of vibroacoustic therapy – where patients are exposed to vibration-inducing soun

Jan 18 2021 | 0 | status: publish
Type I Diabetes: The Taylor Lorenz Story
Endocrinology

Taylor Lorenz was a vivacious, young 26 year old who had a zest for life and a close, loving family. I watched his story on youtube so many times mostly because I saw how his death affected his family and how sad they were that he had passed away at such a young age. Taylor had Type 1 Diabetes and although he had to be careful throughout his life, no one expected he would die suddenly. His father asked h

Jan 09 2021 | 0 | status: publish
Under Eye Fillers: The Good and Bad
Plastic Surgery

Fillers under the eye have become very popular. The most commonly used filler for under the eyes is hyaluronic acid. Poly-l-lactic acid is another option, a synthetic material made from phosphate and calcium that energizes collagen production. Calcium hydroxylapatite, made from calcium and phosphate, is a biocompatible dermal filler that stimulates collagen production. It also supports and sustains connec

Dec 24 2020 | 0 | status: publish
A Personal Story of Stroke Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehab

At 60 years old, James Phillips keeps a schedule busier than most people half his age. But it took a lot of hard work to get his life to the place it is today. James was traveling with family members to North Carolina nine years ago when he suffered his stroke, caused by high blood pressure. He had diabetes and didn’t know it. James doesn’t remember anything about the trip, just that he woke up in a

Dec 13 2020 | 0 | status: publish
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