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Understanding Kidney Stones

Half a million Americans go to the emergency room annually for kidney stone issues, and one in every 10 people in the United States will develop a kidney stone during his or her lifetime.

Dec 18 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Why Kevin Hines Regrets Jumping Off The Golden Gate Bridge

When Kevin Hines was 19 years old, he took the bus to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco so that he could commit suicide.  He looked over the bridge at the water, he walked around for about 40 m

Dec 17 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Selma Blair Shares Her Multiple Sclerosis Journey

The beautiful Selma Blair revealed publicly that she has multiple sclerosis in 2018 and in sensational style, she arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2019 with a stunning dress and cane for bala

Dec 11 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Is Shoulder Replacement Right For You?

Arthritis can make it difficult and painful to perform even the simplest daily tasks. If non-surgical treatment options are not improving your condition, you may be a good candidate for total shoulder

Nov 27 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Hospitals That Turn Away Ambulances

Tiffany Tate was 37 years old when she died in 2014. The reason for her death?  Ambulance Diversion.  That’s the term used when hospitals turn away ambulances.   Tiffany suffered from a stroke. Every minute blood flow is interrupted, it can cause irreversible damage to millions of brain cells. A stroke can rob a victim’s ability

Nov 08 2020 | 0 | status: publish
SPY Elite Imaging System for Breast Reconstruction

The SPY Elite fluorescent imaging system, used at Georgetown University Hospital, gives breast surgeons and plastic surgeons the ability to assess the quality of blood flow in the breast tissue so that they can make the important decision on whether to insert implants immediately or wait. After a mastectomy, the plastic surgery team enters the operating room with a fluores

Oct 17 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Sleep Medication and Dementia

Older adults who reported using sleep medications “often” or “almost always” were 43 percent more likely to develop dementia over the course of the study than those who took them “rarely”

Oct 03 2020 | 5 | status: publish
Appendectomy for Children

An Appendectomy is a surgery to remove a child’s appendix. The appendix is a small pouch that’s attached to the large intestine. It is on the lower right side of the abdomen. Doctors still don't f

Sep 29 2020 | 0 | status: publish
Delta Flight 89: When a Jet Dumps Fuel on Humans

On January 14, 2020, a Delta flight from LAX to China experienced engine problems shortly after takeoff. Air Traffic controllers asked the Delta pilots if they wanted to dump fuel over the ocean but t

Sep 26 2020 | 1 | status: publish
Bronchitis or Pneumonia? The death of Nicole DeHuff

How can you tell the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?  Shortness of breath and fatigue are symptoms of both.  But the two illnesses require different treatments and pneumonia can become

Sep 15 2020 | 1 | status: publish
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