Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare neuromuscular disease. SMA has generally been believed to affect as many as 10,000 to 25,000 children and adults in the United States, and therefore it is one of the most common rare diseases.
Between 400,000 and 3.1 million adults have Sjören’s syndrome and the disease can affect anyone at any age. Symptoms can vary in type and intensity but many patients can live fairly normal lives with symptom control assistance.
Colon polyps are growths on the inner lining of the colon and are very common. Many individuals may go their entire life with no symptoms or side effects of colon polyps. The danger is that polyps can become cancerous, leading to significant procedures causing a drastic change in lifestyle or death.
Ambulatory surgery is often referred as “outpatient” surgery or day surgery. Procedures under this category do not require hospitalization defined by overnight hospital stay. Many procedures are conducted in an ambulatory environment. With so many advances in technology and equipment, many procedures can be performed quickly, safely and are minimally invasive.
PCOS, although common, is frequently misdiagnosed or worse, undiagnosed and untreated as patients often suffer in silence. This guide will help patients better understand what PCOS is and how to become an active partner in the successful treatment of this condition.
One would assume that a person’s vision is fully developed at birth. This isn’t the case, eye sight development continues throughout childhood, from birth to nine years of age. Amblyopia is most common in children but can be treated in the early stages of vision development.
The “carpal tunnel” is a narrow, tunnel-like structure located in the wrist. It is formed by the carpal bones and covered by a strong band of connective tissues. Located in the carpal tunnel is the median nerve which controls feeling in the palm side of the thumb, index finger and long fingers. The nerve also controls the muscles surrounding the base of the thumb and the flexor tendons.