Making it Through Menopause

Do You Have Chronic Pain And Stiffness In Your Elbow? Here’s What You Need To Know About Elbow Osteoarthritis

If you have chronic elbow pain along with a feeling of your elbow joint sticking or grinding whenever you move it, you may be suffering from osteoarthritis of the elbow. Osteoarthritis is caused when the soft cartilage between bones breaks down, causing the bones to rub against one another without any form of cushioning. When osteoarthritis affects your elbow, it's usually caused by either overuse that wears down the cartilage or a traumatic injury that damages it. Read More 

HIV Prevention Tips That Can Help Keep You And Others Safe

The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that can attack the immune system and may cause a person to develop the condition known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) if CD4 cells drop below 200 cells per cubic meter of blood. First discovered in the 1980s, HIV has had devastating effects on populations across the globe. Thanks to advancements in treatment and prevention, HIV is now better controlled and not as deadly as the virus once was. Read More 

Get The Help You Need: How To Prepare For Your Psychiatric Appointment

If you've been dealing with mental health problems, and your current treatment isn't working, it's time to speak to a psychiatrist. One of the benefits of psychiatric help is that they can go beyond the care you'd receive from a counselor or psychologist. However, you do need to take a few steps to get the most from your psychiatric care. Here are just four steps that help you prepare for your appointment with your psychiatrist. Read More 

Why Is There A Big, Round, Tan Spot On Your Skin?

Waking up one day to find a large, round, tan-colored spot on your skin can be a bit unnerving. The spot may be on your midsection, or even on your arms or legs. You may even have several of these big spots, and the skin around them might be scaly and itchy. Chances are, you're dealing with a skin condition called pityriasis rosea. You should see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Read More 

3 Benefits Of Outsourcing Your Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Needs Instead Of Performing It In-House

Ethylene oxide has been used to sterilize sensitive medical equipment for decades, and it's the best method for sterilizing delicate items that would be damaged by the high temperatures of steam sterilization. It's also a good alternative to gamma irradiation as a method of sterilization, as radiation exposure can cause plastic components in medical equipment to become extremely brittle. In order to sterilize equipment with ethylene oxide, items are loaded into a chamber and then exposed to the gas for a long period of time. Read More