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Parkinson’s Disease May Begin in the Gut

A major epidemiological registry-based study indicates that Parkinson’s disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract. The study is the largest in the field so far.┬áThe chronic neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease affects an … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition in which firm breast gland tissue forms in males. The breast tissue is usually less than 1-1/2 inches across and is located directly under the nipple. … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Causes of Muscle Pain and Spasm

Source: NYU Langone Medical Center Prolonged exercise. Curiously, relaxation of a muscle actually requires energy to be expended. The energy is used to recapture calcium and to unlink actin and … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the bronchial tubes (bronchi), the air passages between the nose and the lungs. Bronchitis is more specifically when the lining of the bronchial … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dr. Gharib Talks About Endocrinology at Mayo

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

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment