Nursing chronicles: Stories from the heart
By: Sherrie Smith
My nose was stuffed, the day was long, and I was so tired from my pounding head when my head nurse came to me with one more job to do. You see, Roger Lee needed transporting to a local hospital for more treatment. The...
Structure and function of the heart
By: Tarek Musslimani
The heart is the most important organ in the body. Its importance comes from the fact that is it supplies the other organs of the body with oxygen and nutrients through pumping the blood into the circulation. The heart is a blood pump that is...
Vision correction surgery explained
By: Frank L. Parker
Vision correction surgery, specifically LASIK, was a procedure I had done more than five years ago. Myopia is very common, but prior to getting LASIK my vision was particularly bad. Without contacts or glasses my hand was a blur when held at a mere arms-length...
How have laparoscopic processes changed the face of surgery?
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Understanding Laparoscopic Procedures When a patient is confronted with the necessity of having a surgical procedure, a surgeon may suggest that laparoscopic procedures are preferable to previous modes of surgical intervention. Of course, many patients still do not understand what laparoscopy entails or how different...
An overview of human cloning
By: Raffael A. Ferri PhD
The Roman Catholic Church, under the papacy of Benedict XVI, has condemned the practice of human cloning, in the magisterial instruction Dignitas Personae, stating that it represents a "grave offense to the dignity of that person as well as to the fundamental equality of...
How have laparoscopic processes changed the face of surgery?
By: P. M. Montgomery
Laparoscopic procedures have changed the field of surgery and are benefiting the surgeons, the hospitals, and most importantly, the patients. Laparoscopic procedures began mostly in the gastrointestinal area and gynecological areas. Gallbladders are being removed in thirty minutes with a stay in the hospital of...
Cochlear implant surgery explained
By: Anne StClair
A cochlear implant can enable a profoundly deaf person to gain a representation of sounds and to understand speech. If implanted early, a young deaf child can learn to understand speech well enough to speak normally and develop normal language skills. The cochlear is a...
Cochlear implant surgery explained
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
Cochlear implant surgery explained Severe hearing loss can be corrected by implanting a cochlear device into the inner ear. The cochlear system unlike the hearing aid, which only exaggerates sound, transforms speech into electrical activity. The cochlear implant surgery has become a routine operation...
How to donate bone marrow
By: Dee Davis
I have read and heard so many stories about adults and children who are diagnosed with leukemia that I had to find out more about how to donate. Not everyone is moved in the same way and not everyone has to donate. However, I feel...
What to expect after undergoing liposuction
By: Rene Michael Browne
With advancements in surgical techniques, liposuction is now an outpatient procedure. The Tumescent technique can be performed in an outpatient facility or even in the doctor's office. The procedure can take from one to several hours depending on the area being treated and amount of...

 

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