Entries by Michaela Good

How We Have Low Infection Rates At Edgewood

Infection rates are a major source of dialogue for every hospital and surgical center because high rates of infection impact both the patients and the reputation of the facility itself. More importantly, hospital-acquired infections are incredibly dangerous, leading to longer hospital stays, increased health care charges, increased recovery times and (potentially) even life-threatening side effects […]

Is Non-Opioid Anesthesia Better Than Opioid-Based Anesthesia?

An anesthetic is a drug used to create a safe loss of consciousness. These drugs are frequently used during surgeries and numerous other minimally invasive procedures to keep patients calm and comfortable. While anesthetics can be given in numerous forms, including topical applications and oral formulas, the option most commonly used for major surgeries is […]

What Is A Colonoscopy And How Long Does It Take?

Cancer takes numerous lives each year, but doctors today offer a variety of ways to screen for cancers and precancerous lesions and provide patients with peace of mind and better health outcomes. Not including skin cancers, colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, affecting nearly 5 percent of men and […]

What is Pain Management?

Quality of life is defined as your general sense of wellbeing. Not only does it refer to how you feel mentally and emotionally about your day-to-day life, but also it refers to your overall physical health. While every person will have a different idea about what constitutes his or her perfect quality of life, one […]

Hip Replacement Surgery: Top Things To Know

The joints of the body are unique hinges that provide smooth movements and absorb shock throughout the years. But, over time, these joints may wear out no matter how well individuals try to protect them. While medications and lifestyle changes can decrease joint pain and improve a patient’s quality of life in many circumstances, orthopedic […]