Home Health Breakthroughs

Health Breakthroughs

What is a hemorrhoid and how can you get rid of it?

Dear Dr. Manny, I think I might have a hemorrhoid? But I’m not sure. What is a hemorrhoid and what can I do about it? Is it like a pimple? Thanks for your question. Hemorrhoids, or piles, are swollen veins in the rectal area. The walls of these blood vessels often become so thin that [...]

Are kissing bugs dangerous? Here’s what to know

Dear Dr. Manny,  My son found a funny looking bug in the backyard. When we went to identify it, we found out it was a kissing bug! Aren’t those dangerous? Why are they dangerous?  Thanks for your question. The kissing bug is a blood-sucking insect that attacks humans for food. They tend to bite around [...]

Woman seeking treatment for dizziness finds out she’s missing her cerebellum

In 2014, a Chinese woman in her 20's sought treatment for recurring problems with balance and dizziness, reports a case study published in the journal Brain. But when doctors looked at brain imaging via a CT scan and MRI, they discovered their patient was living without her cerebellum. This young woman falls within a small [...]