For anyone who experiences a shoulder dislocation, it is important to manage the injury appropriately in order to avoid further damage and future instability of the shoulder joint. Shoulder dislocation can involve damage and stretching of the surrounding tendons. People who do experience shoulder instability after shoulder dislocation may need to be assessed by an orthopedic surgeon.
Pre-cancers of the skin, or actinic keratosis, is a very common skin condition caused by damage from the sun's UV rays. People who have fair hair and skin are most at risk and need to protect their skin when in the sun. Actinic keratosis looks like a scaly, elevated, often red or tan in colour mark on the skin. If left untreated up to 10% of actinic keratosis can turn into squamous cell carcinomas, which is the second most common form of skin cancer.
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Should I change my diet when trying to conceive?
When you're trying to get pregnant your diet should basically be the same as if you are pregnant. However, it is important to take a vitamin that has at least 1 milligram of folic acid.
You should be avoiding the large fish that contain the mercury as well as the unpasteurized cheeses. It's important that your diet is balanced: fruit, vegetables, carbohydrates and protein, and you also avoid caffeine and alcohol.
If you are trying to get pregnant and have questions about what you should and should not be eating, and what supplements you should be taking, please contact your healthcare provider.
How successful is ablation in treating atrial fibrillation?
Ablation procedures are successful approximately 75% of the time (3 out of 4 patients, on average). Ablation can cause some complications, and should be carefully reviewed with your physician to determine if you are a candidate for this type of therapy.
What happens during a pap smear?
During a pap smear, your doctor will insert a device called a speculum into the vagina and then spread it slightly to allow the cervix to be visible. Then a small brush is inserted through the open speculum to scrape off a few cells from the cervix. The cells are smeared onto a slide and examined for concerning cell changes that need further assessment.