Getting back into the groove of your normal life is one of your top priorities after hernia surgery—but first thing’s first: you need to rest. While often considered a more routine procedure, hernia surgery is still surgery—so go easy on yourself. Hernia Surgery Recovery If you experience any of the following during your hernia surgery… Continue Reading »

If you have bunions, then you are probably all too familiar with the pain and embarrassment you may feel when it comes to your feet. Bunion removal surgery may have even been something you’ve considered. And with summertime sandal season approaching, you may be looking for some solutions. Fortunately, shoe designers are becoming increasingly aware… Continue Reading »

According to the Center for Disease Control, the Human Papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, and it affects more than 20 million people each year. In fact, it is so common that at least 50% of the population who are sexually active experience it at some point…. Continue Reading »

There’s a saying that “health is the real wealth” and another that denotes “your happiness is a reflection of your health.” In today’s ever changing medical climate, bold hold true now more than ever. Here’s why healthy volunteers are vital for clinical studies. Taking care of one’s health is of supreme importance—both in life and,… Continue Reading »

When it comes to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the key word to focus on is “benign.” In other words, it’s non-cancerous. So that’s very good news if you’re suspicious, or you’ve been told, you may suffer from BPH. Additionally, BPH does not cause cancer nor will it affect your ability to have children. Simply put,… Continue Reading »

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is muscle pain or stiffness that occurs approximately 24 hours after an intense, exercise-induced physical activity. Some medical and exercise professionals also refer to it as “muscle fever.” Some of the symptoms of DOMS include: Dull aching pain Tenderness Stiffness Inflammation Pain disappears approx. 7-10 days later Contrary to the… Continue Reading »

When it comes to birth control, there is no such thing as an easy, one-type-fits-all solution. There are many choices available and many factors to consider, including: Number of partners Overall physical health Intercourse frequency Side effects Both physical and usage comfort levels Desire to have children in the future While you take the time… Continue Reading »

What may be happening on the outside of your foot in the form of bunions, is really due to your bone structure on the inside of your foot—e.g. your first metatarsal and your big toe. And while all of this may be happening to your foot, all you know is that you are in pain…. Continue Reading »

If you’re experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw, have tooth or gum disease, and/or feel a “crowding” of your teeth, it may be your wisdom teeth coming in. Furthermore, if you’re between the ages of 17-28 and experiencing the above symptoms, you may want to visit your dentist soon to determine if it is… Continue Reading »

Over the past several years, you may have heard the term RSV, or Respiratory syncytial virus for short. As this virus becomes more prominent—as it has increasingly become—you’ll most likely hear it mentioned more frequently. In short, RSV is an infection that targets your respiratory system—and it doesn’t play favorites. It can affect anyone who… Continue Reading »