What is the digestive system and how does it work?
By: D. P. Noe
Our bodies are very unique and smart. Your body is your protector and knows how to break down all the food you eat through the process of digestion. The body is a system where everything just falls in place and know hows to retrieve the...
The appendix: Is it a useless part of the human anatomy?
By: Uma Shankari
Doctors have long considered appendix, a narrow, muscular worm-like pouch found at the intersection of the small and large intestines, a vestigial organ, and they advocated its surgical removal as a preventive measure when it got infected. It was considered a evolutionary remnant, a potential...
How the immune system works
By: Arlene Miles
Maintaining a healthy body is a complicated process. Over millions of years, humans have developed a sophisticated system to guard against harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and pathogens. This bodily defense is called the immune system. Before a microorganism can enter the...
What is labiaplasty surgery
By: Jennifer Kirkman
Labiaplasty surgery is done in order to reduce the size of the labia minora.Some females have this procedure done due to an overly large labia which causes them embarassment and discomfort. This surgery can be done as an outpatient. Before you are due...
What are labral debridement procedures
By: Shavon Walker - 539720
Overview According to eOrthopod.com, labral tissue helps mold the socket of the cuff to the humerus, providing a secure fit. Sometimes the labral tissue can become caught between the humerus and the rotator cuff. When this happens, a labral tear can occur. Labral debridement...
What is labiaplasty surgery
By: Tp Williams
An Informative Article On Labiaplasty Surgery Labiaplasty surgery is a type of plastic surgery that many women out there are starting to turn to. When one has this cosmetic surgery done, they will be paying attention to the genital area. The plastic surgery can be...
The history of diabetes treatments
By: Phyllis Logie
Diabetes Mellitus has been a matter of scientific research for over a thousand years, perhaps even longer. The disease derived its name from two sources. From the Greek word for siphon came diabetes and from the Latin word for honey came Mellitus. For centuries...
How Lorber's work challenges assumptions about brain size
By: Guy Takamatsu
People have been trumpeting Terri's brain size as "proof" of her hopeless condition. However the work of Lorber may bring the necessity or importance of brain size into question. Lorber wrote a provocative article entitled "Do we really need a brain?" He probably...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Anthony Shaw
In 1930, at the age of nine, my father started smoking. He was the youngest of six children. All his elder brothers smoked, as did one of his sisters. They did not know about the dangers of smoking then. It was simply something everyone did...
Cardiac catheterization: The dye test explained
By: D. P. Noe
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure that involves passing a catheter into the right or left side of the heart and sometimes individuals undergo catheterization of both sides of the heart. The procedure utilizes a thermodilution catheter that can calculate the cardiac output of the heart...

 

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