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Introduction to VATS Lobectomy Lung Surgery

Introduction to VATS Lobectomy Lung Surgery

There are over 200,000 diagnosed cases of lung cancer (LC) each year in the United States. While the incidence rate has declined since 1991, the disease remains the leading cause of cancer-related death. When the condition is detected in stage 1 (i.e. localized within the lung), it can be treated successfully. By the time cancerous cells have metastasized and spread to distant lymph nodes, it becomes more difficult to contain.

In the past, the disease was treated through thoracotomy (also known as open chest surgery). The patient’s thoracic cavity was accessed by the surgeon after a long incision was made into the chest. The breastbone was cut and the ribs were spread to provide working space. Because the ribs have limited flexibility, the procedure occasionally resulted in fractures. To resolve this issue, thoracic surgeons began to remove portions of the patient’s ribcage.

Today, minimally invasive techniques are often used to treat lung cancer. Once of these techniques is a VATS lobectomy. This article will provide an overview of the procedure and describe what to expect during recovery.

How is The Operation Performed?

A lobectomy is the surgical removal of a lobe (i.e. section of a lung). It is one of the most common procedures done today to treat early-stage LC. With a VATS lobectomy, four incisions are made into the sides of the patient’s chest. Three of the four cuts are usually less than one inch in size. The fourth incision can reach several inches. No need to cut the … Read more ...

Online Health Information - Should You Trust It?

Online Health Information – Should You Trust It?

You or a loved one is newly diagnosed with a serious health condition. Or maybe your doctor has prescribed a new medication and you’re concerned about side effects. Or you need surgery and want to know what to expect. Where do you turn? According to the Pew Research Center, if you’re like 80% of the Internet users out there, you’ve looked for health-related information online. But type “cancer” into a search engine and you’ll get over 306,000,000 (yes, million!) results. Where do you begin? And can you trust what you find? Here are some guidelines to help you.

Things to Look for in a Legitimate Health Site

First of all, what does the URL or website address end in? If it’s a.gov (government site),.org (organization’s site),  (educational site), the information there is most likely to be trustworthy. If it’s a.com, you’ll have to look closer. The site may be legitimate, but it may also be trying to sell you something, or contain inaccurate information.

Is there an author or organization associated with the website? If an author is listed, what are his or her credentials?

Is there “contact” information available — an address, phone number or email? Is there an “about us page?

When was the site last updated? Is the information current? (You may find this information near the bottom of the page).

Look to see if there is an HONcode or similar indication of accreditation. These sites must go through an approval process and follow certain ethical guidelines.… Read more ...

3 Essentials To A Fuller and Healthier Life

3 Essentials To A Fuller and Healthier Life

One of the most common misgivings people have when it comes to embarking upon a healthy living plan is that they believe it will be prohibitively expensive to implement. At first glance it is easy to see where they are coming from. Gym memberships and fitness equipment don’t come cheap and a huge number of the supplements on the market, certainly in the fitness market, seem hugely expensive. However, it’s not all bad news.

You can make some hugely significant changes to your life for FREE! In this day and age with everybody living such hectic, stressful lives it is easy to overlook the basic fundamentals of healthy living, and to concentrate on the latest fad diet or exercise gimmick to provide us with the quick fix that so many people crave. So lets just take a minute to check out the 3 essentials to leading a healthier life, things we can implement right now without spending a dime.

There is a magic elixir that can cure all ills and is completely overlooked by most people. It’s name, Water! For years, doctors, nutritional experts and fitness trainers have recommended that drinking eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day is an absolute must to maintain good health. Drinking more will help burn extra fat by increasing lipolysis and mobilizing stored fat.

Of course there have been countless studies into this. The University of Utah carried out one of the most recent. They found that people who drink the … Read more ...

Weight reduction Through Improved Nutrition and Healthier Living

Weight reduction Through Improved Nutrition and Healthier Living

Originally nature supplied the excellent for every single animal on Earth to become in a position to maintain a great living and health condition. It is a paradox that civilization had robbed man of that excellent, as our transform in what we consume and how we reside has impacted and continues to affect our health status.

The prehistoric man in no way had the type of food that we eat currently, and he was basically a wanderer, so what better workout than our present day sedentary life. Around the typical, life has grow to be greater, but health had come to be worse for any lengthy time now.

Way of life creates the body we’ve to reside with and the effects of poor life style options are multiplied as we age mainly because the abuse that we have been giving our body through poor food possibilities all through our life accumulates with fat and also other overall health related troubles as a result of poor nutrition. We know this when we examine ourselves with animals inside the wild, certainly our pets have come to suffer the impact of incorrect food options created by us on their behalf. We now have our pets, as well as other domestic animals struggling with Diabetes as well as other ailments caused by poor diet and intake of processed meals filled with additives which are not fit for consumption. You now even have obesity in pets and domestic animals.

The wild animals are … Read more ...

Bath Lift Demonstration

Bath Lift Demonstration

We understand how very important the bath lift is to the elderly and disabled in that it can:

  • Help you to gain your independence back
  • Help you to save money by removing the need for an expensive bathroom modification or alteration
  • Improve safety in the bathtub and prevent falling or slipping
  • Make the bathing process a lot easier than ever
  • Provide incomparable comfort while in the bathtub

We also know that a bath lift demonstration will make it easier for you to trust that bath lift and also understand how it works perfectly. We know that real-life demonstration of the bath lift can make its control easier for you and you will rarely need any professional to guide you on how to use it ever again.

Things even get better if the demonstration can take place right in the comfort of your home. And this is exactly where our company comes in. We have been in the business of installing bath lifts for more than ten years. We do not limit our services to installation alone; we have now gone a step further by also carrying out demonstration as a way of teaching the prospective end user how to operate the machine in the bathtub. The demonstration will also help the end user to choose which bath lift is best for him/her and open his/her eyes to the various components and features of the bathtub, as well as, understand what each of these components does.

Over the years of our … Read more ...

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