health--medical

  • The Importance of Making Pre-Employment Medicals Part of Your Recruitment Process

    No employer wants to be held liable for pre-existing injuries or conditions when they are hiring someone to fill up a vacancy in their company or business. But that possibility can never be ruled out completely. Pre-employment medical examinations or assessments play a critical role in the recruitment process. These medicals are usually carried out on candidates shortlisted for a job, at any of the employer-recommended medical facilities, to reveal any health problems that may hamper an individual's ability to safely and competently do the job they had applied for.
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  • Understanding prostate cancer surgery

    Prostate cancer surgery, also known as prostatectomy is a procedure carried out by a surgeon to remove the prostate gland along with the cancer contained within it. Usually, the operation also involves the removal of the tubes that carry semen (seminal vesicles). It is a major operation, and therefore, it is not suitable for everyone with prostate cancer. Rather, it is recommended for younger, otherwise fit men whose cancer has not spread beyond the confines of the prostate gland or those with a high grade, fast growing tumour.
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  • Why Am I So Tired After Waking?

    If you seem to still be tired each morning after waking from sleep, there may be an issue with how you are sleeping. Here are some potential medical issues that can lead to your sleep not leaving you refreshed.  Not getting enough sleep If you are cutting your sleep short each night, even by a few minutes, you can find that you accumulate a sleep debt which is not repaid at the end of each night of sleep.
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  • Orthodontics: Main Benefits of Opting For Invisalign Treatment

    Over the years, more adults are paying attention to the appearance of their teeth, especially if they did not receive orthodontic treatment when they were younger. However, a primary concern that these adults have is how conspicuous metallic braces are. As such, there are looking for alternative solutions that would restore crooked or misaligned teeth, without their peers having to know that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Luckily, advances in technology in the dental industry not provide you with other alternatives when it comes to tooth straightening.
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  • 4 Reasons People with HIV Should Engage in Regular Exercise

    If you've been diagnosed with HIV, a proper exercise regime should be seen as part of your treatment strategy. As well as improving your mood, exercise comes with plenty of benefits, especially for anyone who is HIV-positive. Here are just four reasons why you should dust off your running shoes, pick up a gym membership, or pump up the tires on your bike. 1. Exercise May Improve Brain Functioning
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  • Osteoarthritis Of The Ankle: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Options

    Osteoarthritis causes wear and tear to the joints due to cartilage loss and can be caused by injury, ageing and being overweight. Osteoarthritis of the ankle can be debilitating and restrict your mobility, and as it is a degenerative form of arthritis, symptoms tend to worsen without treatment. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the ankle: Symptoms Osteoarthritis affects the joint that connects the ankle and shinbone.
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  • Sacrohysteropexy Versus Hysterectomy To Treat Uterine Prolapse

    Uterine prolapse can be a distressing and painful gynaecological condition that affects many women, especially those who have had children.  But what can be done to help and can the condition be reversed?  Read on for more information. What is uterine prolapse? Uterine prolapse occurs when the womb (uterus) bulges down into the vagina.  It's caused when the muscles of the pelvic floor lose condition and can no longer hold the uterus in position.
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  • Why Should You See a Sports Podiatrist Before Marathon Training?

    If your running and fitness routine has expanded to marathons, then you already know you want to protect your legs and feet. You can handle this on your own, but you may be overlooking specific areas that could be prone to injury during your training. In order to avoid this issue, you should consider seeing a sports podiatrist. If you have never been to one before, here are some reasons that you should, especially prior to marathon training.
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  • 3 Actions To Resume Normal Movements In The Aftermath Of An Ankle Sprain

    Recovering quickly from ankle sprains is not as easy as you might like because the weight of your body rests on it when you start walking once again. Normal ankle sprains take 2 to 6 weeks to heal, but more severe cases can take up to 12 weeks. This dormant period can weaken your ankle muscles considerably. Luckily, a physiotherapy professional can help you resume normal movements once the bone has healed — giving you strength, balance and movement back.
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  • Vascular Surgeon | 3 Ways To Tell If You Have A Blood Clot In Your Veins

    Blood clots generally occur around wounds or cuts. But when they appear inside veins, the condition is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These blood clots are not harmful when they are immobile, but they can be dangerous if they move towards your lungs and heart. If you have a blood clot, it's probably best to see a vascular surgeon immediately. But here are some ways to tell if you have a blood clot in your veins in the first place.
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