Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or bleeds. This causes brain cells to die. Stroke can take away your ability to do certain things, like speak or walk. Learn the symptoms of hemorrhagic stroke and what you can do to lower you chances of having one.

ICD: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

An ICD helps people with serious heart rhythm problems. It sits in the chest, and sends a shock to the heart when it senses an abnormal rhythm. See how it works, and how it saves lives.

Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small device that helps the heart beat normally. See how it’s put in the chest, and how it uses electrical signals to keep the heart on track.

Allergic Reaction: Angioedema

Angioedema is a skin condition very similar to hives. In hives, raised, red, itchy, irregular bumps appear on the skin. In angioedema, the same thing happens beneath the skin. Instead of being itchy, angioedema is tender or painful. This video offers more details about this condition and how it develops.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is the main sugar in cow's milk. People who have difficulty digesting milk have lactose intolerance. The condition is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose into a form that can be used by the body. This video explains how you can cope with this condition.

Allergic Reaction: Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common causes of anaphylaxis are allergies to penicillin, bee stings, aspirin, eggs, peanuts, and nuts. In this video, you'll find out other possible causes, what preventive steps you can take to avoid anaphylaxis, and why emergency treatment is needed.

Arthritis and Rheumatology

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the joints, most often affecting the hand, wrist, foot, and knee. The joints become inflamed; over time, this inflammation can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of function. This video offers a detailed look at RA and how it develops.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Treatment

Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can damage the joints and cause chronic pain and loss of function, it is important to detect and treat this disease as early as possible. Effective treatment and self-care can control symptoms and limit joint damage. This video takes a look at the variety of therapies available.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness spread by the bite of an infected tick. A bull's-eye rash is a typical symptom that identifies this illness, which untreated can affect many parts of the body. This video explains how the illness develops and what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites.

Asthma and Respiratory (lungs)

Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

When you have COPD, there are things you can do to help you feel better. Quit smoking. Stay away from things that make it hard for you to breathe. Eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway pressure is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This video shows how CPAP works and how it helps you breathe better.

Peak Flow Meter

A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you monitor what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs. The meter can tell you if your airways are narrowing well before asthma symptoms begin. Learn how to use a peak flow meter, how to find your "personal best," and how to set your peak flow zones.

Blood Disorders

Anemia

Anemia means a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. It can be brought on by chronic disease, including inflammatory, infectious, or malignant conditions. This video gives information on the chronic diseases linked to anemia and recommended treatment.

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Keeping Your Back Healthy

Back pain is one of the most common health problems today. In fact, most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Normal aging and some physically demanding occupations often cause discs to wear out. Bad posture and poor movement patterns can speed up the process.

Caring for a Bone Fracture

A broken bone, or fracture, is often treated with a sling, elastic bandage, splint, or cast. This video describes these different treatments.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and can range from mild to severe. This video explains how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.

Brain, Spine, and Nervous System

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or bleeds. This causes brain cells to die. Stroke can take away your ability to do certain things, like speak or walk. Learn the symptoms of hemorrhagic stroke and what you can do to lower you chances of having one.

Keeping Your Back Healthy

Back pain is one of the most common health problems today. In fact, most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Normal aging and some physically demanding occupations often cause discs to wear out. Bad posture and poor movement patterns can speed up the process.

Spinal Tap Procedure

A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

Prostate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is when a tiny sample of tissue is taken from the prostate gland and checked for cancer. Find out when you may need one, and how it’s done.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is vaginally. This video explains why you might need this procedure and how it is done.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is abdominally. In this video, you'll find out medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever, asthma, or nasal allergies. This video explores the possible triggers for the condition and who is at risk.

Allergic Reaction: Angioedema

Angioedema is a skin condition very similar to hives. In hives, raised, red, itchy, irregular bumps appear on the skin. In angioedema, the same thing happens beneath the skin. Instead of being itchy, angioedema is tender or painful. This video offers more details about this condition and how it develops.

Melanoma Screening

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the most deadly of the three skin cancer types. In this video, you'll learn who's at risk for melanoma, what to look for to help detect this cancer, and what you can do to prevent it.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the immune system. But your child can learn things to do to manage diabetes and live a normal life.

Blood Sugar Testing

Monitoring your blood sugar level can help you control your diabetes and your risk for developing complications such as eye or kidney disease. View this video, and learn how and why checking your blood sugar regularly plays an important role in diabetes management.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Prediabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is also known as "hay fever." The symptoms can be seasonal, especially in the spring and fall, or year round. In this video, you'll learn what happens when you have allergic rhinitis and what you can do to minimize symptoms.

Motion Sickness: All Eyes and Ears

Ever wonder why your head starts spinning and your stomach starts churning when you read in the car? Or why even the thought of a deep sea fishing trip makes you feel queasy? Dr. Martin explains what happens within your body to cause motion sickness and what can be done to prevent it.

Got Allergies? Watch This: Pollen Count Is Nothing to Sneeze At!

At long last, it’s spring! But for lots of us, the warm weather brings misery. If you’re sniffly, stuffy, and itchy, Dr. Martin has some easy tips on tackling those spring allergies.

Computer Vision Syndrome

If you have pain around the eyes, headaches, and blurred vision after using a computer for several hours, you may have computer vision syndrome. You can ease symptoms with special computer glasses. Watch this video for additional details about this condition and tips on computer use.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens within the eye that often occurs as a person ages. Although many cataracts develop without a known cause, long-term steroid use and diabetes are risk factors. Watch this video to find out what you can expect if you develop a cataract.

Corneal Abrasion

The cornea functions as a "clear window" on the front of the eye. A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of the cornea. This video discusses how a corneal abrasion occurs, available treatments, and preventive steps you can take.

Pseudomembranous Colitis

Pseudomembranous colitis is an inflammatory disorder of the colon associated with antibiotic use. Bacteria such as Clostridium difficile, which are usually present in the colon, can flourish when antibiotics are taken. This video explains how this disorder develops and what treatment is recommended.

Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

Stones in the gallbladder can cause painful symptoms and put you at risk of other problems. See how the stones form, and why you may need surgery to remove the gland.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

An upper endoscopy (EGD) is done to look at part of the digestive system. EGD helps diagnose conditions such as acid reflux and ulcers. Find out what to expect for your procedure.

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation, which is sometimes known as having your tubes tied, is a surgical procedure that closes your fallopian tubes so that your eggs cannot be fertilized.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a test that uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of your organs. There are three different kinds of ultrasound imaging: abdominal, pelvic, and Doppler ultrasound. Each of these imaging tests can help your healthcare provider assess pain or other symptoms in different parts of your body. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation, and is generally a very safe procedure. Still, you should discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.

Bottle-Feeding

It is best to feed your baby only breastmilk for the first 6 months of life. But sometimes it’s necessary to bottle-feed your baby. It’s also up to you to decide whether to breastfeed exclusively, or to feed your baby breastmilk or formula with a bottle.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or bleeds. This causes brain cells to die. Stroke can take away your ability to do certain things, like speak or walk. Learn the symptoms of hemorrhagic stroke and what you can do to lower you chances of having one.

ICD: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

An ICD helps people with serious heart rhythm problems. It sits in the chest, and sends a shock to the heart when it senses an abnormal rhythm. See how it works, and how it saves lives.

Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small device that helps the heart beat normally. See how it’s put in the chest, and how it uses electrical signals to keep the heart on track.

How to Wash Your Hands

Keeping your hands clean is the best way to prevent getting or spreading germs. This video shows you what to do.

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease is a serious illness that can affect your lungs. Getting the vaccine can lower your chances of getting this illness. This video tells you more about the vaccine and who should get it.

Influenza Vaccine

Each winter, millions of people suffer from influenza—the flu. The flu virus infects the nose, throat, and lungs, and spreads from person to person through coughs and sneezes. The video explains why a flu shot is important to help prevent this illness, which can be life-threatening in older adults.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are a common problem, affecting about 12% of men and 5% of women. Stones are typically caused by an imbalance in the urinary system: too little water, too much oxalate, or too much calcium. In this video, you'll find out how the stones develop and what you can do to prevent them.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant: A Donor's Perspective

Tina Jennings wasn't seeking out ways to leave her mark—the opportunity hit her unawares. Watch how she saved a young boy's life by donating her kidney.

Where Is Your Sodium Hiding? Hint: It's Not Just in Your Saltshaker

Sodium is hidden in all kinds of foods--from bread to condiments. Excess sodium is linked to a number of health issues, including dementia. So, is sea salt a smarter alternative to table salt?Watch to find out.

Obesity and Weight Management

Relaxation: Oceans

The beautiful Oregon Coast with sounds of nature and the Pacific Ocean.

Relaxation: Streams

Beautiful streams of Oregon with sounds of nature.

Relaxation: Waterfalls

Beautiful waterfalls of Oregon with sounds of nature.

Plastic Surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the joints, most often affecting the hand, wrist, foot, and knee. The joints become inflamed; over time, this inflammation can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of function. This video offers a detailed look at RA and how it develops.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Treatment

Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can damage the joints and cause chronic pain and loss of function, it is important to detect and treat this disease as early as possible. Effective treatment and self-care can control symptoms and limit joint damage. This video takes a look at the variety of therapies available.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Not Life-Ending, but Life-Changing

Though her rheumatoid arthritis has made most things she used to enjoy a challenge, Penny Smith says the key is to never give up. This is her story…

Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as a difficulty falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep. It is a symptom, not a disorder. This video explores health conditions and experiences that can cause insomnia and what your doctor may recommend for a good night's sleep.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway pressure is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This video shows how CPAP works and how it helps you breathe better.

Can Losing Sleep Make You Fat? Fatigue Isn't the Only Side Effect of Sleep Deprivation

Next time you're thinking of staying awake for one more episode, consider this: Studies show sleep deprivation puts you at a greater risk for obesity, stroke, and heart failure. Dr. Martin explains why and gives you tips on how to get more zzz's.

Prostate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is when a tiny sample of tissue is taken from the prostate gland and checked for cancer. Find out when you may need one, and how it’s done.

Testicular Cancer Screening

Testicular cancer is cancer that begins in the testicles. Most testicular cancer patients are men 20 to 40 years old. This video offers details on who is at risk for this type of cancer and how this cancer is diagnosed.

Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It usually starts as a urinary tract infection that spreads from the urinary tract to the bladder to the kidney. This video takes a closer look at this serious illness, which can lead to kidney scarring.