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Archive for May, 2009

CHILD’S HEALTH/INFECTIOUS DISEASES: WHOOPING COUGH (PERTUSIS)TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

There is no specific treatment for whooping cough, but if the cough is severe and causes breathing difficulties, your doctor may recommend that your child be admitted to hospital for close nursing care. Coughing bouts can be quite frightening, both for the child and the parent. Keep your child in a warm room. A humidifier [...]

SEXUAL EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN: ANSWERS FOR MOST OFTEN ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SEX

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

“Could you get it stuck in there? Can you get stuck together?” A vagina and penis can never get stuck together. There are a lot of stories about sex that you will hear, and unless they come from someone you love, or from someone who somebody you love told you to listen to about sex, [...]

YOUR MARITAL HEALTH/WIVES’ SEXUALITY: MS. MYTH – THE PERPETUAL-WOMAN MYTH

Monday, May 18th, 2009

He thinks I am some kind of sexual perpetual-motion machine. He even tells people that once he turns me on he can’t tum me off. Absurd. I get to a point where stimulation actually hurts. Maybe all those other women can go on forever. I can’t. WIFE I have already discussed the “sexual witch” mythology, [...]

THE DESEXUALIZATION OF THE AMERICAN MARRIAGE/WAY TO LEAVE YOUR LOVING: GENDER ROLES

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Dr. Carol Gilligan, in her book In a Different Voice, summarized the complex issue of gender roles. She suggests the same-gender caretaker experience of young girls predisposes them toward empathy through the sameness experience, an emphasis on relationship and a fear of desertion and separation. Autonomy becomes problematical for the woman who is so early, [...]

OSTEOARTHROSIS – ARTHROSIS

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Arthrosis occurs when the wearing out occurs faster than the tissue can be replaced, the cartilage softens, develops cracks and may even wear completely through exposing the bone. Irritation to the bone then causes damage, small splits and overgrowth as the bone thickens and proliferates. Small projections of bone (osteophytes) may project around the edges [...]

ULCERATIVE COLITIS – VARIOUS FACTORS

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Crohn’s disease, which is also an inflammatory disorder of the lower bowel, may be mistaken for it at times. Although nervous factors were once thought to be a cause of this complaint, it is now accepted that the associated anxiety and depression may follow the disease rather than cause it. In treatment, a diet high [...]

AUTISM – MIXING WELL WITH OTHERS

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The child may sit for hours staring at one object or repeatedly carry out some simple act. Autistic children may respond poorly to some sounds, ignore others or sit listening to a sound such as music for hours, but with no outward sign of enjoyment. Because of these factors, the children do not mix well [...]

YOUR CANCER YOUR LIFE – RIGHT TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS (DIFFICULTIES IN EXERCISING YOUR RIGHT TO DECIDE – INTRODUCTION)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

In practice, one major difficulty is that your practitioner may not even consider alternatives to his or her usual standard recommendation. In the last section we have discussed how you can obtain more information. Ask for alternatives directly: ‘What wet!Id happen if I don’t have what you recommend?’ ‘I realise you are recommending what you [...]

HRT: OTHER TYPES

Friday, May 8th, 2009

There are different types of progestogen available, and various dosages within each type, so there is a good chance you will eventually find a combination of oestrogen and a progestogen that will give the advantages without the side-effects. Faced with a woman who has undesirable symptoms at the first attempt, many doctors still say, ‘Well, [...]

MYOMECTOMY FOR FIBROIDS (PART 1)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Myomectomy is the surgical removal of one or more fibroids from the uterus with the aim of providing relief from prolonged or heavy bleeding. It is an option worth considering for women who have not finished their families and who therefore want their uterus intact to preserve their fertility. Pregnancy rates of 40-59% following myomectomy [...]