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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Endocrinology Overview and Functionalities

Interviewed at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gharib describes the actions of the principal hormones secreted by the major Endocrine Glands of the Body, including his specialty, the Thyroid Gland etc. … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advent of Robotic Surgical Technology

Source: Brant R Fulmer, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS / MedScape The next significant advance in the surgical treatment of localized prostate cancer was the development of … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Occipital Bone

Source: The occipital bone is situated at the back and lower part of the cranium, is trapezoid in shape and curved on itself. It is pierced by a large … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cancer Origins

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The international team of researchers was looking for the causes of those mutations as part of the largest-ever analysis of cancer … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Surgery to Remove the Appendix

Source: Mayo Clinic staff Appendicitis treatment usually involves surgery to remove the inflamed appendix. Other treatments may be necessary depending on your situation. Appendectomy can be performed as open surgery … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Age the Cause of Receding Gums?

Source: Claudia Hammond / BBC Health The phrase “long in the tooth” comes from the practice of gauging a horse’s age by the length of its teeth. Nineteenth century horse-traders … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thinking Twice About Calcium Supplements

Source: JANE E. BRODY / NY Times Americans seem to think that every health problem can be solved with a pill. And certainly many are, especially infectious diseases that succumb … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment