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As a clinical professor of surgery at University of Chicago Medicine, board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anthony J.

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According to a recent report by iData Research, intramedullary nail unit sales are projected to grow as surgeons continue to adopt their use in long bone fracture repair due to their ease-of-use

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New York Lasik Center, which is Located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, is Now Utilizing Lasers instead of Mechanical Cutting Tools Used in Traditional Lasik Surgery New

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Juvent’s patented, Micro-Impact Platform™ has now been adapted for athletes and users weighing up to 500 pounds.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of death and the top cancer killer among men and women in the U.S.

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Content Checked Holdings, Inc. (formerly Vesta International, Corp.) (OTCQB: CNCK), a Nevada corporation (the

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Pearl Recovery Retreat comments on a new report in the Wall Street Journal that suggests that changing long standing surgical protocols can lead to better overall surgery recovery results for

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UC Davis researchers recommend defining types of type 2 diabetes SACRAMENTO, Calif.

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has awarded 12 committed community activists funding for projects to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension (PH) – a debilitating disease of the


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Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Rodent Tapeworm. Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have been present in laboratories since the 1950's and can either be raised and kept in a culture or be...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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