Colorectal surgery alleviates damage to the colon, rectum, and anus. There are many reasons why a person might require this surgery. These include various issues with the lower digestive tract, such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulit...
According to the CDC, sickle cell disease (SCD affects an estimated 100,000 people in the United States. But as sickle cell research progresses, the quality of life for those living with SCD improves as well. So, what is sickle cell disease, and how does it affect a person? Let's take a look.
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of all adults have had a headache at least once within the last year. Many of us are accustomed to the disruptive pain of a headache occasionally.
Neurology is the medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, as well as the spinal cord, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. These conditions are treated by physicians in two related specialties: neurology services and neurosurgery.
Whether you've spent the entire day on your feet, tried a new exercise, or overexerted yourself, sore legs can hinder your daily activities. Luckily, most aches can be treated with a few, simple, at-home stretches.
The potential health risks and health benefits of marijuana, including chronic pain relief, epileptic seizure reduction, and cancer treatment, have long been the focus of intense debate. In the United States, 30 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. With more states legalizing marijuana use, the potential effects of marijuana and heart health must be considered. Let's look at what researchers have discovered so far.
A stomach virus is a very common — and contagious — condition that can hit quickly and leave you feeling miserable. Anyone can get a stomach virus, and most people improve within a few days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, there are up to 21 million cases of the stomach virus (norovirus in the United States each year. But what are the symptoms of a stomach virus, and how can they be avoided?