HIV And Digital Stimulation: Is There A Risk?

Are you romantically involved with an HIV-positive partner? Are you well-aware of the risks of sexual intercourse, but not so clear on whether or not digital stimulation could expose you to the virus? If so, read on to find out. A Small But Real Risk HIV travels from person to person only through blood, semen, rectal and vaginal fluids, and breast milk. It does not travel through the air, and it cannot be passed from one person to the other by saliva, sweat, or teardrops. Read More 

Are You Scheduled For A Colonoscopy? Here’s What To Know About The Procedure

Your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy if you have problems such as blood in your stools. The test allows the doctor to see inside your colon to look for polyps, inflammation, and signs of colon cancer. A colonoscopy might also be recommended as a cancer screening test even if you have no symptoms. The American Cancer Society recommends a colonoscopy at age 50 and every ten years thereafter. If you have a strong family history of colon cancer, your doctor may want you to take the test more often than that. Read More 

What’s The Difference Between A Periodontist And A Dentist?

Imagine you're on a quiz show and for the final question, the host asks you the following question: "what's the difference between a periodontist and a dentist?" Think you might get the answer wrong? Don't worry – it's something that most people don't think about and, as a result, both titles are often used interchangeably. The following explains the differences between the two and which one you should go to for your dental needs. Read More 

Coping With Infant Reflux

Infant reflux is a condition in which the contents of a baby's stomach are spit up. While some infants painlessly spit up the milk they have consumed, most babies experience pain as stomach acid burns their esophagus. An infant with reflux may cry often, have problems sleeping, and if the reflux is severe the baby may experience problems gaining weight. Reflux is tough on an infant, and it can be equally rough on parents to care for a baby with reflux. Read More 

What To Expect From Arthroscopic Surgery For A Torn Rotator Cuff

It only takes a second to put enough stress on your shoulder to injure the muscles and tendons surrounding that joint. This is a common sports injury, but it also happens when lifting heavy items or reaching up over your head for something on a high shelf. If your orthopedic doctor recommends arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage, you'll have a shorter recovery period than if traditional surgery is done on your shoulder. Read More