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2006-04-04 13:40:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For dealing with fibroids in the uterus, a procedure called uterine artery embolization (UAE) is not only effective, but also safer than conventional surgery. Moreover, UAE usually requires a shorter stay in the hospital, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Toronto. UAE blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and die. Dr. Sanjoy Kundu told Reuters Health...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.