Cosmetic/ Plastic surgery

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is acute inflamation of the tracheobronchial tree, generally self -limited and with eventual complete healing and return to function. Though commonly mild, bronchitis may be serious in debilitated patients and in those with chronic lung or heart disease. Pneumonia is a critical complication. Causes Acute bronclitis can be caused by infection or by exposure to irritants. Infectious...

Multiple Sclerosis: Betaseron and Beyond

Multiple Sclerosis: Betaseron and Beyond Few years ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Betaseron (interferon beta-1b) as the first and only agent for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). This approval was a beacon of hope for the more than 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with this central nervous system disease which usually first appears in young adulthood and which disables by causing problems with vision,...

Get the Scoop on Your Skin

Get the Scoop on Your Skin The poor misunderstood skin. Many people don't think of it as a living thing. They just think of it as an external "wrapping layer" for the body that keeps the inner organs from falling out. :) Well, in fact, the skin is very much alive and it's also the largest organ of the body...accounting for a full 12% of your weight. The skin performs several essential functions. "...the three that are by...

Skin Cancer: Tips to Keep Your Skin From Harm

Skin Cancer: Tips to Keep Your Skin From Harm Medical experts continue to track the rise of malignant melanoma -- a type of deadly skin cancer that was once rare but is now increasing faster than any other type of cancer in the United States. Last year alone, more than 600,000 cases of skin cancer were reported. The good news is that death rates from skin cancer, including melanoma, are small -- 9 out of 10 cases are cured. Sunlight is the...

LASIK : A Success in Singapore - It's Not Too Risky

No, LASIK surgery is not 'too risky'. In fact, almost all the operations carried out at government institutions Singapore have been safe and successful, said the Health Ministry in December 7. The success rate among the 6,000 patients who had the procedure done at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and the National Healthcare Group's The Eye Institute between November last year and October...

Liposuction

Liposuction LIPECTOMY means removal of fat by surgery. In liposuction, the surgeon loosens and removes the fat from an area by using metal tubes connected to a suction machine or suction syringes. The suction tubes are usually made of stainless steel. The tips are blunt. The tubes have holes near the tip. The suction machines used for this purpose create powerful negative pressures. Liposuction was started...

Acne: Fighting Zits Gently but Thoroughly

Acne: Fighting Zits Gently but Thoroughly Acne is a problem affecting many millions of individuals from all walks of life. Most commonly, the problem starts in the teen years with a second peak in young woman from the early twenties to the late thirties/early forties. Hormonal factors are a primary contributing factor. Stress often seems a factor in acne, with its impact likely mediated through the body's hormone system. Diet has not...

Cosmetic Breast Implantation And Rheumatic Conditions

Cosmetic Breast Implantation And Rheumatic Conditions Cosmetic breast surgery is used to correct certain types of disfigurement and underdevelopment of the breast. This can be done with or without a silicone breast implant but the latter from the cosmetic point of view seemed to be the method of choice for most women. For sometime now there has been speculation about the association between these implants and the occurrence of connective tissue...

Specialized Skin-Cancer Surgery

Certain cases of skin cancer pose difficulties because they are recurrent or located in cosmetically sensitive areas with little surrounding skin, such as the upper lip, nose, eyelids or ears. These cases lend themselves to the special type of surgery known as Moh's micrographic surgery. This outpatient procedure involves the removal of a thin horizontal disc of tissue that is deemed to be the...

How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer? How much do you know about breast cancer? The answer is probably, "not enough." Because 182,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States, it's a subject worth learning about. Your health, your life, or the life of a woman close to you may depend on knowing a few simple facts: Did you know that: More than 80 percent of breast lumps are NOT cancerous. A woman who...