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A Lawyer’s Guide to Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy is a term for a group of chronic conditions that impair the brain’s ability to control body movement and muscle coordination due to brain-related damage which occurs before, during or after childbirth. When a part of the brain is damaged during pre-natal development, childbirth, or the first few years of an infant’s life,…

Hernia Repair – Part Three

The operative site of the repaired hernia will typically exhibit swelling, hardness and bruising secondary to the tissue fluid and blood under the wound, the wound being pulled together by the stitches and lastly by scar formation. All this will settle within a few weeks as healing progresses. Bruising tends to track downwards as the…

Lumbar Fusion

Severe impact due to a car accident can shove bones, muscles, and tissues out of their normal positioning. While all of these results are highly painful, accidents that affect the spine can also cause far reaching symptoms. The spinal column is made up of 24 vertebrae, each separated by a disc to provide cushioning and…

Mini Stroke Symptoms for Women

When talking about the mini stroke symptoms for women, the first question that probably comes in people’s mind is what exactly a mini stroke is. A mini stroke is, in many occasions, considered a sort of warning for the possibility of a regular stroke to appear. If a mini stroke occurs and no prevention steps…

Memory Loss Because of Mental Illness

Neurology and psychiatry are related in more than one ways. Naturally, an adverse effect on your mind can lead to some neurological problems. That is why mental illness can lead to memory loss in many cases. There are several types of mental illnesses and their effect on your memory varies depending on the severity of…

Penis Fungal Infection

A penis fungal infection can affect a man at any point in his life. He doesn’t have to be sexually active to contract candida albicans, however if a man is sexually active with a partner who has an active vaginal yeast infection outbreak, he is certainly at risk for getting yeast in his penis (and…

What are the Different Kinds of Alopecia?

Alopecia is a kind of disease where the autoimmune system of the body attacks the new cells forming in the hair follicles by mistake. Its main characteristic is hair loss that is sudden and random, as well as recurrent in some cases. Alopecia affects both men and women, regardless of age. There are different kinds…

How Traumatic Brain Injury Affects Hearing

Hearing problems are quite common after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because the inner ear is directly connected to the central nervous system. Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and hearing loss are two of the most widely reported side effects of a traumatic brain injury. Some other hearing problems that may occur following a brain…

How to Talk With the Hearing Impaired

My husband tells me he knows “the look.” Hearing-impaired since about age 6, when a firecracker exploded near him, he sometimes mishears what people say, causing people to look at him in a quizzical way. For example, as he was leaving a business partner’s home one morning, the partner’s wife asked him if he would…

How Can Sinus Problems Cause Ringing Ears?

Sinusitis is a swelling of the inner lining of the sinuses due to allergies, dust, and exposure to viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The sinus is located between the spaces in the bones of your face. It is the area where mucous drains into the nose. Many people often wonder why they experience tinnitus when their…