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  • Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision?

    Posted: 08/27/2016

    Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision? FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When women are part of a decision-making team, compromise is likely. If it's all up to men, on the other hand, the "extreme" option will often win. That's according to a new study that tested people's buying decisions, when alone or paired up with another person. In general, the researchers found, when a man was teamed with another man, they typically went for the extreme choice -- the "biggest, heav...

  • Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unsafe use of contact lenses -- such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long -- is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly 20 percent of contact lens-related eye infections reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over 10 years, researchers say. "Improper wear and care of contact lens...

  • Imperforate Anus

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Imperforate Anus What is imperforate anus? Imperforate anus is a problem that your child is born with. It happens when your child has a blocked or missing anus. The final part of the digestive tract is the rectum. This section gets material from the large intestine. This is the part above it. The rectum works to collect and compact the solid waste from your child’s digestive tract. This is the feces. During a bowel movement, your child releases waste products from the rectum through the anus. Before bir...

  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity What is intensive behavioral therapy for obesity? Intensive behavioral therapy is a treatment for obesity. Through this treatment, you learn how to change your eating and exercise habits. This helps you lose weight. Intensive behavioral therapy can work very well. It targets poor habits that lead to obesity. These may include unhealthy eating and not exercising. The treatment uses interventions to fix these poor habits. You will work closely with a therapist. Thi...

  • Implantable Device Replacement Procedure

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Implantable Device Replacement Procedure What is an implantable device replacement procedure? Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are heart devices. They are surgically placed in people. Pacemakers are used to treat slow heart rhythms. ICDs stop dangerous, fast heart rhythms. These devices have two main parts: a pulse generator and a set of wires (leads). The pulse generator is a small metal box. It contains electric circuits and a battery. During the first placement of your he...

  • Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement What is an inferior vena cava filter placement? An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small device that can stop blood clots from going up into the lungs. The inferior vena cava is a large vein in the middle of your body. The device is put in during a short surgery. Veins are the blood vessels that bring oxygen-poor blood and waste products back to the heart. Arteries are the blood vessels that bring oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to the body. A deep vein thr...

  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Therapy

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Therapy What is intra-aortic balloon pump therapy? An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a type of therapeutic device. It helps your heart pump more blood. You may need it if your heart is unable to pump enough blood for your body. The IABP consists of a thin, flexible tube called a catheter. Attached to the tip of the catheter is a long balloon. This is called an intra-aortic balloon, or IAB. The other end of the catheter attaches to a computer console. This console has a mec...

  • Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) What is increased intracranial pressure (ICP)? A brain injury or another medical condition can cause growing pressure inside your skull. This dangerous condition is called increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and can lead to a headache. The pressure also further injure your brain or spinal cord. This kind of headache is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. The sooner you get help, the more likely you are to recover. What causes ICP? Causes of ICP:...

  • Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia What is inappropriate sinus tachycardia? Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is a health problem in which the heart beats very quickly without a good reason. It is a type of heart rhythm abnormality called an arrhythmia. Tachycardia is the medical term for a fast heart rate. The standard meaning of tachycardia in adults is a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute when resting. Children and infants normally have faster heart rates. Some people with IST have a high ...

  • Iritis

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Iritis What is iritis? Iritis is the inflammation of your iris and the anterior chamber of your eye. Iritis can lead to serious problems. It can cause severe vision loss and even blindness. The iris is the colored part of your eye that surrounds your pupil. It controls the size of your pupil. By doing this, it controls how much light enters your eye. The anterior chamber lies in front of your iris. It is a fluid-filled space at the front of your eye. With iritis, this whole area may be inflamed. Iritis ...