Bed sores (also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers) can occur when a person is bedridden, unconscious, unable to sense pain or immobile. Bed sores are ulcers that occur on areas of the skin that are under pressure from lying in bed, sitting in a wheelchair and/or wearing a cast for a prolonged period of time...


Breast cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the tissues of the breast. Besides skin cancers, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women...


Burns are a type of traumatic injury caused by thermal, electrical, chemical or electromagnetic energy. Smoking and open flames are the leading causes of burn injury for older adults, while scalding is the leading cause of burn injury for children...


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. Nearly 13 million Americans suffer from COPD, according to the American Lung Association, and 24 million U...


Surgeons use skin grafting and skin flaps to close or cover wounds. A skin graft is the transfer of a portion of the skin, without its blood supply, to a wound...


Diabetes-related foot conditions are common complications of diabetes. Individuals with diabetes can develop a variety of foot problems that can lead to serious complications, even amputation...


Gangrene is a medical term used to describe the death of an area of the body. It develops when the blood supply is cut off to the affected part as a result of various causes...


Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults. The injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion) or cut on the head...


Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMNs) are cystic neoplasm (tumors) that grow within the pancreatic ducts (intraductal) and are composed of mucin-producing cells (mucinous)...


Islet cell tumors, also called pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs), are a diverse group of rare pancreatic lesions that make up about 5% of pancreatic tumors...