Does quality, low-cost surgery for inguinal hernias exist?
By: Philo Gabriel
A hernia is tissue that bulges out of the wall of the abdomen. An inguinal hernia occurs when the bowel pushes through a weak spot of the abdomen into the groin. 75% of hernias are inguinal hernias. About half of inguinal hernias are congenital. The...
Anatomy of the human scapula
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The human skeletal system is the framework on which just about everything else is held together. The bones in your body serve as attachment points for muscles and organs, allowing for protection and easy motion. The scapula is a bone located near the upper back...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a blood pressure cuff? This is an instrument used in measuring blood pressure mainly in the peripheral arteries of the arm or in the leg. It is also called the sphygmomanometer and various types of mercury based, electronic as well as other types...
Factors affecting heart functions
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Overview of the heart function: The heart can be considered the pumping station for blood toward the lungs as well as the rest of the body and will adapt to various metabolic and physiological demands that arise at various stages of life. The complex mechanisms...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that is characterized by progressive destruction of red blood cells or erythrocytes. The cause to this destruction can be either genetic or acquired. Three genetic diseases that cause hemolytic anemia will be discussed here. These are: sickle cell...
By: Janet Grischy
Brain scans create images, to give doctors and patients useful information without surgery. Some scans, CT scans for example, create pictures of the physical structure of the brain. Others create images that reveal the way the brain works: how it reacts to a stimulus, or...
Do Humand only use 10 of their Brains
By: Krystal Nicole Jimenez
To say that we as humans only use 10 percent of our brains would be a drastic understatement. The phrase has been so popular though that there must be some bit of truth to it, or is there? The origins of the statement are difficult...
Have Breakthroughs in Dna Research Led to more Harm than Good
By: John Traveler
Since DNA was first identified as the fundamental constituent of life, the science that has evolved around it has profoundly change the world and humans perspectives of themselves and all life on the planet. Over the past sixty years, a progression of breakthrough discoveries have...
What is labiaplasty surgery
By: Linda Reid
In recent years a medical procedure called labiaplasty has become extremely popular. What is labiaplasty and why would a woman consider it? What is Labiaplasty? Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that trims and shapes the labia majora and labia minora (the outer and inner lips...
Circulation: Cardiovascular and lymphatic system
By: Arlene Miles
The human body has two circulatory systems: cardiovascular and the lymphatic. Both are responsible for circulating fluids through the body, but while the cardiovascular system circulates blood via a closed system of vessels, lymphatic fluid is not pumped but passively flows from tissues into lymphatic...

 

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