Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Regaining confidence after a mastectomy

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a traumatic experience for most, if not all, women. Surviving it is another battle, as chemotherapy and, especially, mastectomy can cause extreme bouts of depression and loss of confidence; more so with mastectomy, as hair lost during chemotherapy can grow back in a matter of months, whereas a breast …

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Can you imagine life without medical technology?

When asked the above question, modern healthcare professionals would likely plead out. They know the impact of medical technology to the conduct of their professions, and life without these tools is unthinkable.   The advent of medical technology has, in fact, been one of the best things that happened to humankind in the past couple …

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Getting around in style with travel scooters

For geriatrics, getting around is a difficult everyday task. With the effects of wear-and-tear overwhelming the entire system, elderly people may have a hard time going to places they want to go. If they attempt to do so, on the other hand, they end up exhausted halfway through the trip—certainly not advisable if patient safety …

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When the heart suddenly stops beating

Without warning, a man drops to the floor—unconscious. For most people, this is a universal distress signal that calls for an emergent intervention. While loss of consciousness may also be indicative of other conditions, there is a great likelihood that the person has just experienced sudden cardiac arrest. Image credit: cpr123.com MayoClinic.com defines sudden cardiac …

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