Overview of the transesophogeal echocardiogram (TEE)
By: D. P. Noe
What is a TEE? (Transesophageal Echo) A tranespohageal echo cardiogram is a procedure that utilizes ultrasound waves to examine the heart. This is a invasive procedure where a probe is inserted into the esophagus. Your esophagus is the tube that leads from your mouth to...
How to use technology to stimulate the brain
By: Tahir Mahmood
GOOGLING GOOD FOR GERIATRICSInternet browsing has become a part of our life. There is different opinion about internet browsing. Some says that hours of sitting affect the health and eye sight. But the other says that browsing on internet keep their minds sharp. Please read...
What neonatology can do for us
By: V.L. Holme
Neonatology is the study of the newborn infant. Neonatologists diagnose and treat newborns who are born prematurely, of low birth weight, with congenital malformations or following a birth injury. Approximately 12% of U.S. babies are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks gestation. Nearly 500...
By: Norma Chew
The history of X-Rays seems to have started on November 8, 1895, when Professor Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen accidentally discovered that an image cast from his cathode ray generator went beyond the range of the cathode rays. Further studies showed that these beams were not deflected...
What is a heart stent
By: Ruth Floresca
Chest pains, shortness of breath and other bodily discomforts such as nausea or breaking out in a cold sweat may already be signs of a heart attack. A patient who comes to the hospital experiencing chest pains and whose ECG readings show that he is...
Xenotransplantation : Pigs saving human lives
By: Norma Chew
In an article posted by Biotech Council, it states, "xenotransplantation means using living non-human animal cells, tissues or organs to treat humans." The article goes on to say we usually think of organ transplants such as hearts or kidneys." Do bear in mind...
By: Guise
Fiscal morality in the Medical Tech industry is definitely questionable, and does include a double standard. In 2008 we still have yet to see a cure for the common cold, but ironically plenty of "medicine" is available if you should get the sniffles. It's hard...
Stem cell banking
By: Les Scammell
Umbilical cord blood is not blood from the mother, it is blood from the baby therefore it is untainted by many of life's pollutants. Rather, it is full of stem cells, the cells that are the basic building blocks of every part of our body...
The uses of new technologies in life sciences
By: Art Young
Since before the time of Hippocrates, some form of bandage has been used to help wounds heal. This low-tech tool has remained pretty much the same for centuries. And why not? If a bandage or dressing works to keep germs away from a wound or...
Can you choose your baby's sex?
By: Tammy Hendren
This is a question I asked myself many times while contemplating if it was possible to indeed choose the sex of your unborn baby. Of course, this is without using any of the high end methods such as invitro fertilization which is extremely costly yet...

 

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