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Common Procedures: Laryngoscopy

A procedure used by physicians to inspect the larynx, laryngoscopies are typically used after patients complain of symptoms of the throat and voice box.

Cervical Cancer Mortality Rates Surprisingly High

A new study published in Cancer, a publication of the American Cancer Society, found that cervical cancer mortality rates are likely considerably higher than originally feared.

Diagnosing Anal Cancer

Given that HPV is linked with anal cancer, it is important that health care facilities take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of cross-contamination with HPV in the clinical setting, namely by using single-use medical tools.

The Potential Dangers of Surgical Smoke

In cases of surgery where tissue is dissected using products such as electrosurgical units, lasers, high speed drills and cautery units, surgical smoke is produced. As with smoke in any other context, repeated exposure can be harmful.

Promoting the Importance of Routine Pap Smears: Tips for Your Clinic

There are a number of strategies that clinics can employ to help inform as many patients as possible about routine pap smears.

Fecal Incontinence: A Closer Look at Treatment Options

In addition to being a health problem, those experiencing fecal incontinence typically experience embarrassment and emotional distress over the condition. Thankfully, there are a number of treatments that can help manage the issue.

Different Types of Breast Implants

No matter the motivation for surgery, the kinds of breast implants that are currently available to choose from remain the same.

The Risk of Complications From Breast Augmentation Surgery

Despite the popularity of breast augmentation surgery, the procedure comes with a number of notable risks.

Risk of Superbug Outbreak Increased by Reprocessing Failure

Superbugs, much like less aggressive forms of HAIs, according to the Mayo Clinic, can lead to potentially life-threatening illnesses such as skin infections and pneumonia.

Important Infection Control Strategies That Hospitals Should Consider

Despite rigorous government-mandated procedures for cleanliness and hygiene, healthcare-associated infections remain a common problem.

Why An IUD Is A Good Choice for Women

Why are IUDs such a good choice?

Three Diseases That Can be Spread Through Cross-Contamination

Patients are routinely put at risk of cross-contamination and are exposed to a number of dangerous infections including HIV, HPV and MRSA as a consequence.