Gastric Bypass Bariatric Surgery Morbid Obesity Weight Loss Weight Loss Surgery
By: Jeffrey Ware
Gastric bypass surgery for the morbid obese can very well be a safe operation when performed by a competent bariatric surgeon and the proper preparation and selection of the patient is done. Gastric bypass is much more than just an operation; it is a process...
Establishing the difference between being left and right handed
By: Paul Delger
In this never ending debate between the virtues of being right-handed as oppose to being left-handed, I offer a humorous look or not so humorous look (depending on your side) at the topicIt's time for the left-handers in this country to unite for some respect...
By: Janet Grischy
The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped sac, about three or four inches long by one inch wide, located on the right lobe of the liver. It stores and concentrates bile, a liquid that the body uses to digest fat and neutralize acid. Bile is necessary...
Structure and function of the thyroid
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The thyroid gland is a small organ located in the front of your neck. It has a relatively simple structure, yet has a complex function in regulating the metabolism of your body. This article will take a look at both the structure and function of...
What is an arterial blood gas?
By: Virginia Gaces
Blood gas analysis (BGA) is also known as arterial blood gas determination (ABG), and is considered a special test in the clinical laboratory. The commonly assayed parameters are partial pressure carbon dioxide (pCO2), hydrogen ion concentration (pH) and bicarbonate (HCO3). The determination of these substances...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The heart is a specialized organ, and the only one in the body made of cardiac muscle. Heart cells are called cardiomyocytes and make up muscle fibers that conduct electrical impulses. The function of the heart, which is to keep blood flowing throughout the body...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Everyone is familiar with the basic functions of the lungs. They allow you to breathe, it's that simple. The primary structure is also well known, there are two of them - one on the right and one on the left. But the details of the...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
The lungs are the main organ of the lower respiratory tract and responsible for the exchange of oxygen, which is necessary for cellular processes, for carbon dioxide, a cellular waste product. This gas exchange is possible because of the thin membranes and air sacs that...
Is Euthanasia Ethical or Unethical
By: Carla Baron
I believe and have believed for a long time that euthanasia should be legal. I feel it is very ethical and I myself wish that the choice of active euthanisia was legal and available so that I could specify this in my own will. I...
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...

 

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