An overview of the skeleton as an endocrine organ
By: Kat Centeno
The endocrine system is composed of different glands that regulate hormones in the body. Hormones are chemicals that communicate to different cells to regulate body functions like growth and metabolism. Some organs that are part of the other systems in the body also act as...
By: R.J. Nestor
Mosquito-borne illnesses have long plagued the tropics, but the invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) into temperate zones dramatically increases the risk to human health. Because it bites aggressively and during daylight hours, it poses a greater threat to humans than other mosquito...
What to expect after laparoscopic surgery
By: Deborah Dera
Laproscopic surgery is also commonly referred to as minimally invasive surgery. The procedure replaces invasive procedures that have in the past required large incisions, multiple stitches or staples, and long recovery times. The laproscopic procedure is very simple. Your surgeon will use a small video...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is also known as intracranial (within the cranium) injury. TBI occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI is one of the major causes of death and disability among children all over the world. TBI will usually have a...
By: Jenna Pope
During the period preceding knee replacement surgery, much time is spent by the patient in contemplating whether or not the surgery will be successful, the prospect of going under general anesthesia, post-surgery pain level and other related pre-surgery concerns. Undergoing prehabilitation is one way of...
By: Jenna Pope
When osteoarthritis is so severe that it cannot be managed with pain medications alone, surgery becomes an option. By this time, the joint has usually degraded significantly, and inactivity has become an aggravating factor. An exercise program prior to major orthopedic surgery, such as a...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Prehabilitation or prehab is a health care program. It conditions body and mind for surgery. It is a proactive approach. The patient is prepared for surgery during this program. Prehabilitation program includes cardiovascular activity, flexibility training and strength training. The program also recommends diet and...
By: Kat Centeno
The brain has different complex functions that affect several parts of the body. A condition like a traumatic brain injury can severely impair important functions of the body. A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain crashes against another object. It causes the brain to...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When a person undergoes certain surgical procedures or injuries, they need support in regaining their functional abilities as well as to enable them to engage in their day-to-day activities. Rehabilitation and Prehabilitation: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the support that they receive in...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Warts are benign skin growths appearing over certain parts of the body and are considered to be caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They appear within a short period of time and can be present for months or even years. However, in most instances...

 

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