Articles By: kjh

Helping the elderly before and after surgery

More than a third of all surgeries in U.S. hospitals—inpatient and outpatient procedures combined—are now performed on people age 65 and over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prev

Apr 15 2020 | 2 | status: publish
The Stigma of Disease

In a small town in the San Francisco bay area, a couple concealed their AIDS diagnosis for years.  That was in 1990. The father of two had been in the Governor’s cabinet and the mother was a well-k

Apr 12 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Are you being over-billed for surgery?

Surgery is stressful enough but what happens when you receive your bill and it’s thousands of dollars more than you expected?  That’s what happens to a lot of people. For example, you might check

Apr 11 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Can having a pet help your health?

Numerous studies have indicated that animals are wonderful for helping to relieve stress, anxiety, and many other psychological and physical problems. Animals are great at showing their love, concern,

Apr 10 2020 | 2 | status: publish
What is the difference between an MRI and an X-ray?

X-rays are good for showing bone fractures and an MRI is good for soft tissue injuries. When an X-ray doesn’t show something obvious, an MRI is great for looking closer for something not shown in th

Apr 07 2020 | 0 | status: publish
The correlation between mental and physical health

There’s so much evidence that mental health is tied to physical health. If your job is stressful, for example, you can get terrible headaches, have insomnia, lack of appetite or overeating, stomach

Apr 03 2020 | 1 | status: publish
What to know about prostate cancer surgery

Surgery is a common choice to try to cure prostate cancer if it is not thought to have spread outside the prostate gland. You will be able to urinate on your own after the catheter is removed.

Mar 23 2020 | 0 | status: publish
The robot-assisted surgery for epilepsy that changed one man's life

If you have suffered most of your life from epilepsy like Roy Reynosa you would be overjoyed to find new robot-assisted surgery to eliminate epileptic seizures. 

Mar 22 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Newborn Heart Surgery: Quality of care is not the same at all hospitals

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs, of the Society of Thoracic Surgeon’s National Database Workforce has said: "The quality of care is not the same at all hospitals that provide pediatric cardiac surgery.”

Mar 17 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Does your insurance company really want you to go to the emergency room?

Recently I took my son to the emergency room during the weekend, on Saturday. On the previous Friday, we went to the doctor because he had serious symptoms such as headache, blurry vision,

Mar 15 2020 | 2 | status: publish