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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Symptoms of Peri-menopause

What is peri-menopause? Peri-menopause is the term used to describe the phase prior to a woman’s last menstrual period.  During this time, hormonal changes result in decreased ovarian function.  The age of onset varies for each person, it can be associated with some characteristic but bothersome symptoms. What are the symptoms of peri-menopause? You may … Read more