Screening for Osteoporosis in Men

Osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become fragile over time due to loss of bone mineral density, is a health concern in aging people because it makes a person much more likely to experience bone fractures that can cause pain …

Identifying and Treating Hernias

A hernia occurs when there is a weakened spot or a hole somewhere in the abdominal wall structures and the abdominal organs, usually the small intestines, can push out of the abdominal cavity. Most types of hernias are eventually treated …

Treating Osteoporosis in Men

Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the bones become weak and brittle over time due to loss of bone mineral density. A person with osteoporosis is prone to serious bone fractures that can greatly affect mobility. Osteoporosis is most …

Prognosis if You Have Flesh-Eating Disease

Necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease, is a type of serious bacterial infection that spreads extremely quickly and causes rapid soft tissue damage and gangrene. This type of infection is most often caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes, but other bacterial …

Identifying and Treating Congenital Hernias

A hernia occurs when the organs contained in the abdominal cavity push out of the abdominal cavity through a hole or weakened area in the abdominal wall. There are different types of hernias, which are classified by where they are …