A ductal carcinoma in situ diagnosis can spur premature action, so should it still be called cancer?
In a noisy world and with an aging population, hearing loss is an increasing concern. Early intervention is important. Almost half of American adults 75 or older have impaired hearing, according to...
There is no question MitraClip is an incredibly effective option — more so than expected. Most patients experience a significant decrease in regurgitation, their ventricle shrinks, heart-failure...
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a significant stressor for even the most resilient individuals. Factors such as disease severity, complex treatment regimens and uncertainty about prognosis can...
Opiate dependence is a chronic relapsing and remitting illness — few experts will argue this fact. The body of evidence shows that chronic approaches to opiate dependence, such as medication-assisted...
The sports concussion crisis has fueled much research assessing concussion through imaging, behavioral evaluation or impact studies, but little to no research has combined these three modalities for...
Bloodless surgery is something of a misnomer. There’s bound to be bleeding, even when an operation is performed using minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions. What bloodless...
It takes only a few hours to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in your chest. During the procedure, which may be performed under local anesthesia and a sedative, the...
During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients with means that go beyond a standard physician’s prescription, “integrative medicine” departments...
One night a patient got out of bed, fell and hit his head; the incident report that clinicians submitted through the hospital’s patient safety reporting system simply stated that the fall occurred...

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