Coding for ACL Repair and Microfracture Chondroplasty

Orthopedic surgeons often perform anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair and chondroplasty (to close a lesion or microfracture) during the same operating room session. Although a unique CPT code exists for each procedure, not all payers recognize the two as separate events when they are performed in tandem. The Scenario: A woman with a 10-year-old ACL…

Ten Tips For Beating Depression

I heard about a woman who was suffering from depression, so her concerned husband took her to a psychiatrist. The doctor listened to the couple talk about their relationship, and then he said, "The treatment I prescribe is really quite simple." With that, he went over to the man's wife, gathered her up in his…

Chionophobia – The Fear of Snow

Do you shudder at the sight of snow on the ground? Does the thought of setting foot outdoors in a winter storm make you break out in a cold sweat? If so, here are a few facts about the fear of snow. This particular condition of unease around snow is called chionophobia. It is quite…

The "Do I Have Insomnia" Quiz

Is the question of "do I have insomnia?" constantly twirling around in your head? Are you worried that you, like millions of others, are going to have deal with long term insomnia symptoms? Well, if you are, it may be time to take the "do I have insomnia" quiz. This short questionnaire should help you…

The Natural Spinal Meningitis Treatment

SymptomsHigh fever, vomiting, headache, prostration, pain in the back, legs, and neck, and convulsions, are the most frequent symptoms.  Drowsiness, irritability, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, and sometimes a rash may also be present.  This disease usually occurs in children under the age of ten.  Any movement of the patient causes much pain, and a…

Umbilical hernia treatment

Umbilical hernia occurs when the abdominal content protrudes beneath the skin through the umbilical hole. The umbilical hole, or the umbilicus is the healed scar situated in the lower abdominal area. Through it the umbilical cord enters the body while the child is still inside his mother, and through the cord vital substances are passed…

Complete Information on Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

CSF leak is an escape of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It protects the brain and spinal cord by acting like a liquid cushion. The fluid allows the organs to be buoyant protecting them from blows or other trauma. Inside the skull the cerebrospinal fluid is contained by the dura which…

Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Causes of Blood and Qi Stagnation in TCM Perspective

All women experience irregular period sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed that irregular menstruation is a problem for a women’s reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously, if untreated, it will dis-harmonize the women’s ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including…

Gabapentin – Causes of Gabapentin

Gabapentin affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of nerve pain. The exact way that gabapentin works to prevent seizures and nerve pain is unknown.Gabapentin is used with other drugs in the treatment of some types of seizures associated with epilepsy and for the…

Risk Factors Or Likelihood of Having Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is becoming a common cancer in all over the world. Be known that are many risk factors or signs that you could have a 'colorectal' cancer (colon) yourself too. This article discusses all the factors in their details. 1. If you are older than the age of 50 The older you are, especially…

Can Exercise Shrink Fibroids?

If you are aware that you have fibroids, you may well have read all kinds of conflicting information about what the best treatments are to help you to reduce them. If you are wondering specifically, “Can exercise shrink fibroids”, well there isn’t really a definitive answer. Fibroids form due to the subtle interaction of a…