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How to Tell if your Hernia needs to be Repaired

So you felt a lump in your groin or near your belly button, and after a quick internet search, you’ve pretty much concluded that it’s a hernia. What, exactly, does that mean for you? Will it cause problems in your everyday life? And what will happen if you decide not to get surgery? The answers to these questions depend on a variety of factors.

A hernia is here are a few different types of hernia. The most common types include:

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Misconceptions about Surgical Mesh for Hernia Repair

Men are more likely than their female counterparts to develop a Hernia in their lifetime. A Hernia occurs when tissue or organs can protrude from the abdominal wall creating a palpable lump in the area. Male patients, especially ones with busy work schedules, can let their Hernias remain untreated. Men who deal with a Hernia can live normal lives leaving it untreated. However, Hernia’s can create discomfort and, when large enough, can disrupt…

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Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. It is a time of joy and happiness. It is incredibly important for women during and after their pregnancy to be feeling their absolute best. Unfortunately, this time can be sullied by an unfortunate medical condition, Hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins that form in the rectal area. They can vary in size from anywhere to a small bean to a large cluster. Left untreated, Hemorrhoids…

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Dr. Jason Cohen is re-elected to Cedars Sinai Medical Executive Committee

SGLA wants to congratulate Doctor Jason Cohen for his re-election to the Cedars Sinai Medical Executive Committee!

As the founding partner of SGLA’s multi-specialty surgical group, Dr. Cohen has been a leader in the private practice community for over a decade. He also spends much of his time being involved with leadership at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Not only is he a leader in the community, but his dedication to…

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Does a High Dosage of Oxygen During Surgery Cause Harm to a Patient?

Oxygen is essential to life and many of our body’s functions. Without it, we would not be able to breathe, which would cause suffocation and death. During traumatic experiences, such as heart attacks and strokes, being administered pure oxygen can be beneficial for the patient. The administration of oxygen during surgery is also commonly used during various procedures.

Contemplating these procedures the question arises: How much oxygen can…

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New study says many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo

(CNN) — About 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy as part of treatment, according to the results of a long-awaited study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago Sunday.

The study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed how well a widely used genetic test assessed cancer risk, based on 21…

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Why and When To Surgically Remove Your Thyroid

It can be both a stressful and terrifying experience when dealing with thyroid problems. Thyroid disease is a common cause of hormonal imbalance in the body and occurs when the thyroid gland overproduces (hyperthyroidism) or underproduces (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormones. 1 There are several other thyroid conditions, some benign and others more malignant, to which people are susceptible to such as thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, goiter, and…

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How Yoga Can Help Restore Thyroid Levels

Most people know that yoga is a great exercise if you’re looking to become more limber and flexible. Yoga is also beneficial in that it helps to relieve stress and allows the body to heal more quickly after strenuous physical activity—but did you also know that yoga can help to restore thyroid levels? If you suffer from thyroid imbalances, yoga may be useful.
Stress, Yoga, and Thyroid Activity
One of the most beneficial parts of yoga is…

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How to Deal with Hemorrhoids (and Know When You Need Help)

Though hemorrhoids are common, nearly three out of four adults will have them at some point in their lives. Understanding the causes and symptoms can help you know if you need to seek a hemorrhoid specialist in Los Angeles.
What Is a Hemorrhoid?
Similar to varicose veins, hemorrhoids (sometimes called piles) are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. The walls of the blood vessels can become strained and thinned so that the veins…

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