BLACKSBURG -- When Tamara and Guru Ghosh were blessed with a baby boy in 1999, the young couple considered many names for their newborn son.Ultimately, they reached deep into the Old Testament to select a name that would convey the desirable qualities the youngster would display as he grew into a man.Wise.Powerful.Solomon.Well, they got that right.Blacksburg High School senior Solomon Ghosh is the No. 1-ranked discus thrower in Virginia.Ghosh's combination of strength and technique enabled him to propel the 3-pound, 9-ounce, Frisbee-shaped metal implement 180 feet, 6 1/2 inches during an April 14 track and field meet at Amherst County High School.Relatively small in stature for a discus thrower at 5 feet, 11 inches and 185 pounds, Ghosh has summoned other attributes to stand above all competitors from the state's nearly 400 public and private schools."He's a self-driven kind of personality," Blacksburg assistant track coach Becky Young said. "This is a sport that lends itself to that. … [Read more...] about Blacksburg High discus thrower lives up to his name
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DEAR DR. ROACH: Thirty years ago, when I was in my 40s, I was diagnosed with bronchiolitis, which was considered a disease of young children. When lying down in bed at night, I coughed to clear my rattly chest and suddenly could not breathe at all. It was terrifying, and just before passing out, my breath returned with the bray of a donkey. This happened several times over several nights, although never in the daytime. Thereafter, for weeks and weeks, I coughed until I vomited, I couldn’t catch my breath, my ribcage hurt and my face and eyes were puffed up from the strain of the coughing. For that, I was given steroids, I believe. It was about six weeks from the first little tickle in my throat until the horrible experience ended.My question is, Could this have been whooping cough? — E.O.ANSWER: It’s impossible to be sure now, but I think it’s very likely it was whooping cough. I have had letters from people whose symptoms lasted up to six months. It’s … [Read more...] about Adult whooping cough can drag on and on
A testicular ultrasound is a low-risk procedure that is used to diagnose a range of medical issues, such as testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and epididymitis. This article will look at the uses of testicular ultrasound, what to expect during the procedure, and how to prepare for a scan. An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. The images can help a doctor to diagnose an illness or injury. A testicular ultrasound, also called ultrasound imaging of the scrotum, looks specifically at the testicles. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. Their primary purpose is to create sperm and hormones. Testicles are contained within a sac called the scrotum. The ultrasound procedure is safe, very low-risk, and non-invasive. The examination takes place entirely outside the body. A testicular ultrasound is used to investigate a range of problems with the scrotum, testicles, or epididymis. A doctor may recommend a … [Read more...] about What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
Hydrosalpinx is the name for a condition in which a woman's fallopian tube becomes blocked with fluid. There are different causes for this condition and symptoms can vary depending on the individual. Some women do not experience any symptoms, but hydrosalpinx can have a severe impact on fertility. Symptoms of hydrosalpinx include: abdominal and pelvic pain unusual vaginal discharge However, it is possible to have hydrosalpinx and not experience any symptoms. Because hydrosalpinx impacts infertility, many women only discover they have the condition when trying to get pregnant. A doctor can diagnose hydrosalpinx using several methods. These include: A sonohysterosalpingography: This is when saline fluid and sterile air are passed through a woman's cervix and into the uterus. A transvaginal ultrasound is then used to look at the reproductive organs to see if a blockage is present. An ultrasound: This is one way of looking for hydrosalpinx, but is not as effective. One study reported … [Read more...] about Hydrosalpinx: Symptoms, fertility, and treatment
Within the field of plastic surgery, genital cosmetic surgery has been picking up steam for both women and men. In this article, we look at some of the options, whether they can bring added general or sexual satisfaction, and what to keep in mind when considering genital cosmetic surgery. Recently, one news outlet reported a shocking new trend among some men in Thailand: penis bleaching. This has brought the attention back to the often controversial procedures of "enhancing" one's private parts. Nowadays, there are plenty of genital cosmetic interventions and other genital "improvements" that have become available to both men and women who, for one reason or another, may feel dissatisfied with their nether regions. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics for plastic surgery, the demand for labiaplasties, or interventions that alter the size and shape of the inner or outer labia, went up by 39 percent in 2016 compared with 2015. Men are also fans of … [Read more...] about Sex and self-confidence: Do genital enhancements help?