When you are considering bariatric surgery, there are several options that can help you reach your weight and health goals. Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is one of the more popular options, and there are several reasons it is frequently recommended by surgeons.
When compared to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch, VSG is far less invasive and more straightforward approach. Since VSG only decreases the capacity of your stomach, the surgery is less time-consuming than other approaches and is more likely to be performed laparoscopically.
Accidents are an unfortunate part of life. Even though they are common, most people do not understand what to do after they are involved in one. You may feel fine physically and emotionally, but receiving medical attention is still important because many injuries may not show signs until later. Whiplash is one of these injuries that may now show immediate signs. In many cases, whiplash may not show signs for hours or even days after an accident.
If you have elected to terminate a pregnancy with an early surgical abortion, you may have a lot of emotions regarding your decision. One of these emotions may be apprehension, especially when it comes to what you can expect as you recover at home after the procedure. Every woman is different, but in general, this is what you can expect in the days and weeks after an early surgical abortion.
It's become well known that football players are at risk of concussion, even in very young children who are just starting to play. What's not as commonly known is the risk of cervical spine injuries. In fact, it's estimated that cervical spine injuries occur in 10% to 15% of football players. While most of these are subaxial cervical spine injuries, 8% of them are upper cervical spine injuries, one-third of which resulted in quadriplegia.
Most people go their entire lives without ever being stung by a bee. They do not know if they would have an allergic reaction or not. If you fall into this group of people, and you are suddenly stung by a bee (or a member of the bee family), here is how to tell if you are allergic based upon the severity of the reaction.
The Stung Area Puffs up and Turns Red