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My Stent Placement was a Bad Experience

I had the misfortune of needing to have a stent placement just less than 3 weeks ago. About 7 to 8 weeks prior I developed chest pains, very mild at first, and had a bout of bronchitis at the same time. When chest pains increased with exertion, I went in to my doc who sent […]

Resurfaced Right Hip 2008, Now it is 2016

I had resurfacing on my right hip 2008, Now it is 2016 and my right groin is always sore feeling, I have felt the ball moving out, I have felt a fluttering feeling top of my right thigh. all this when sitting and putting on my shoes or reaching for an object. Am I actually […]

Angelman Syndrome – Everyone should have their own little angel

Our youngest daughter has Angelman Syndrome. She is 15, can’t speak, still in diapers and is the joy of our home. Angelman Syndrome is a neurological, genetic disorder caused by a missing or defective gene on the 15th chromozone (UBE3A). We receive two pairs of genes from our parents, a maternal gene from our mother […]

ACL Knee Surgery and Picking Up Girls

It seems like my joints have always been my weakest link. I prepared for ninth grade football all summer. I was going out for tight end and wide receiver. In the third week of preseason practice, I planted my left foot in a stalk blocking drill and my knee couldn’t take the pressure as I […]

Encourage Thousands By Telling Your Story

While hundreds of thousands of people visit Health Pages each month to learn about their bodies, we have found that readers are especially inspired by personal stories. Health related stories that share a journey or event serve to inspire, inform and encourage our community. It is not simply biology that we share. Our humanity is threaded […]

How Long Do You Live After Stopping Dialysis?

My dad lived 19 days after stopping dialysis. He was not in any pain or physical discomfort during that time.

Emotions and Bonding After Cesarean Birth

ay, but surgery was way too far out of what I had planned. I didn’t know anything about a c-section. What I did know was I would have a big scar, lots of pain, and could die. I didn’t want to think about it.

Cuidando Su Recién Nacido

Cuidando Su Recién Nacido (pdf) You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the pdf. You can download the correct version of Adobe Acrobat Reader here. If you are a health care provider —such as a pediatrician or hospital—you can purchase this booklet in quantity for your Maternal Child Health classes or new moms program at […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? HRT puts back what your body loses during menopause. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) replaces your body’s natural hormones — estrogen, progesterone, and, sometimes, testosterone — with man-made hormones. HRT can relieve many of the symptoms of menopause as well as provide important long-term health benefits. The combination of hormones […]

Symptoms of Peri-menopause

What are the symptoms of peri-menopause? You may have a lot or a few. Besides irregular periods and hot flashes, there are several other symptoms. You may have many of them or only a few. They may be entirely manageable. Or, you may be one of the 20 percent of women whose symptoms are severe […]