LabyrinthitisLabyrinthitis is the inflammation of the inner ear. Commonly caused by a viral or bacterial inner ear infection or upper respiratory infection, the symptoms of labyrinthitis are similar to those of vertigo.• A Treatment for Vertigo
Flu season is right around the corner, and the CDC predicts that 30 to 50 percent of the country's population will be infected. Learn how to stay out of harm's way!
• Read Dr. Lisa's blog about vaccinations for pregnant women.
It's been called everything from "the runs" to Montezuma's Revenge, but whatever you call it, a case of diarrhea can be more than a nuisance; in extreme cases, it can be life-threatening. Find out when the condition is cause for alarm.
Infant Acid Reflux
Acid reflux doesn't just happen to adults. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears demonstrates how the irksome condition affects infants, tells you how
to recognize the signs and symptoms and how to treat it. Sperm-Safe LubricantSome sexual lubricants can be toxic to sperm, but a sperm-safe lubricant called ConceivEase promises to protect sperm from toxins, pH imbalances and other environmental factors.
Are You at Risk for HPV? Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. There are more than 40 strains of HPV, some of which can lead to cervical cancer in women.
HIV Exposure and Prevention E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says though not 100-percent effective, there are some post-exposure prophylactic prevention programs available for HIV. Make sure to consult your doctor for more information.
Valerie gave birth five months ago, but says her belly still looks like she's five months pregnant. Dr. Lisa explains that Valerie's condition, diastasis recti, can be caused by pregnancy or excessive weight gain and requires medical treatment.
• Understanding Diastasis Rectis
Stretch MarksPlastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says common treatments for stretch marks range from wheat germ oil, vitamin C, glycolic acid, Relastin, peptides, vitamin A cream and various products that contain retinoids. If the stretch marks are red, laser treatment is an option.
• More Treatments for Stretch Marks
Calf ImplantsTony, a personal trainer, says he works out constantly, but can't seem to beef up his calves. Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says one way to bulk up the area is to perform a calf implant surgery.