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2011-08-09 14:53:27

Researchers have built the first functional anal sphincters in the laboratory, suggesting a potential future treatment for both fecal and urinary incontinence.

2008-09-29 09:00:57

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a 13-year-old son with autism. He is very pleasant, tries real hard at everything, does well in school and never complains. Although he is verbal, he has great difficulty expressing his thoughts. He's 5 feet 4 inches, maybe 100 pounds and is a big eater.

2008-07-08 15:00:12

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 92 years old but still independent - I drive, cook and do necessary house jobs. My biggest problem is achalasia. Food cannot pass down my esophagus and get through the sphincter at its bottom to enter the stomach.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.