Step-by-Step: Choosing an Insulin Injection Site

This video shows the steps for choosing an insulin injection site.

Sending Our Son Off to College with Cancer

It's every parent's worst nightmare to find out their child has cancer. But sending him off to college while undergoing treatment—that's a whole other mountain to climb.

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If your arthritis pain can't be eased by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the ligaments and joints of the spine, especially the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can lead to a stooped posture. In this video, you'll find out how this condition develops and the treatments available.

Arthritis of the Spine

Arthritis in the lower back and pelvic area can cause pain and loss of motion. See how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and what treatments can help.

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.

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If your arthritis pain can't be eased by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

Step-by-Step: Using Crutches with Swing Through (Non-Weight Bearing)

Here is how to use crutches with swing through.

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.

Brain, Spine, and Nervous System

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.

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.

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.

Sending Our Son Off to College with Cancer

It's every parent's worst nightmare to find out their child has cancer. But sending him off to college while undergoing treatment—that's a whole other mountain to climb.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to look for the cause of problems or changes in your bowel. And it can find cancer at its earliest stages, when it’s easier to treat. Watch and see how a colonoscopy is done and what a doctor can see inside your body.

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.

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.

Pressure Injury

A pressure injury is a sore that results from the death of the skin and its underlying tissue in areas of the body that receive pressure. This occurs when a patient sits or lies still for long periods. This video describes how pressure injuries develop, what treatment is available, and how they can be prevented.

How to Clean and Dress an Incision

If the bandage or dressing over your incision gets wet or soiled, here’s what to do to replace it with a fresh one.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Step-by-Step: Choosing an Insulin Injection Site

This video shows the steps for choosing an insulin injection site.

For Kids: How to Handle Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

The first step in handling hypoglycemia is knowing the warning signs. They can be different for everyone. So take note of your own symptoms.

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.

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.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to look for the cause of problems or changes in your bowel. And it can find cancer at its earliest stages, when it’s easier to treat. Watch and see how a colonoscopy is done and what a doctor can see inside your body.

Your Child Needs an Appendectomy

During an appendectomy, the surgeon removes your child's appendix. The procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Having an Appendectomy

During an appendectomy, the surgeon removed your appendix. In some cases, you may take antibiotics first. But most people will need to have their appendix taken out right away.

Gynecology and Obstetrics

What Happens During Labor: Stages 2 and 3

Stage 2 starts once your cervix is fully dilated. It ends with the birth of your baby. Stage 3 starts after your baby is born.

What Happens During Labor: Stage 1

Labor, or childbirth, has 3 stages. The first stage is the longest. It can last up to 20 hours, especially if you are having your first child.

How to Know You Are in Labor

Most women start to go into labor around the baby’s due date. This is typically around 40 weeks of pregnancy.

Vital Signs: Know Your Numbers

Your heart rate, breathing or respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature are known as your vital signs. Measuring your vital signs helps your healthcare provider assess your basic bodily functions.

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.

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease means that a large blood vessel in your neck is partly blocked. You may not have symptoms. But the condition is serious because it can lead to a stroke.

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.

What Your Pee Says About Your Health

You can tell a lot about a person from the color and odor of their urine (but it's probably best you stick to monitoring your own). Dr. Martin helps you mind your pees and answers your urine-related Qs.

Obesity and Weight Management

Step-by-Step: Washing Your Hands

Here are the steps to correctly wash your hands.

Vital Signs: Know Your Numbers

Your heart rate, breathing or respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature are known as your vital signs. Measuring your vital signs helps your healthcare provider assess your basic bodily functions.

How to Manage Your Weight

Good health and a healthy weight go hand in hand. To get both, you need the right balance of healthy foods and exercise. Here is easy-to-understand information that will help you reach your goals.

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 Cancer Treatment: Your Options

There are many treatments for prostate cancer. The best one for you will be based on things like your age, overall health, and the stage of the cancer.

Prostate Cancer Treatment: Grading and Staging

You have many treatment choices for prostate cancer. This video discusses the various treatment choices.

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.