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PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION IN INDIA by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm 1 Comment Pancreas is a gland organ in human body responsible for the secretion of digestive juice and production of hormones like glycogen, insulin. It is a 6 inches long gland located between the stomach and spine. It is divided into three parts- head (widest part), body (middle) and thin end (tail). The hormones produced by pancreas help to regulate the b ... Read on »
Models, Fashion, and Eating Disorders by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 2:48pm Image courtesy of Indexed Part I: A Zero-Sum Problem I've shied away from speaking directly about models and the whole "size-zero" phenomenon. Partly because I think it gets away from the ultimate cause of eating disorders: genetics, biology, neurochemistry. Eating disorders date back hundreds of years- long be ... Read on »
The Fear, Stigma and Shame of Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 05 Dec 2010 1:17pm By Angil Tarach-Ritchey Alzheimer's Reading Room November 16th was National Memory Screening Day through the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Thousands of participants all over the country partnered with the AFA to offer screenings, educational Programs, and support for individuals concerned or dealing with memory loss. For t ... Read on »
Antibodies for Combating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Dec 2012 9:51pm “Our strategy for designing antibody inhibitors exploits the same molecular interactions that cause toxic particle formation, and the resulting antibodies are more potent inhibitors than antibodies generated by the immune system.” Alzheimer's Reading Room Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are u ... Read on »
Addicted? by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Thu 04 Mar 2010 12:00am Today is officially National Caffeine Awareness Month ...or should I say anti-caffeine awareness month. All of the articles that I've read seem to explain the reasons why you should quit...it is an addiction. I call it one of world's most socially acceptable drug. Please keep in mind that I love coffee and am an avid coffee fan ... Read on »
Nice story on a 14 year old usin ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:19pm Nice story on a 14 year old using his cell phone for his diabetes...communication and reminders...there are quite a few posts on the blog relative to cell phones being of assistance if you want to do a quick search for others...BD  "Even when I go for a run I have my insulin, blood glucose meter, some juice in case my levels get too low," ... Read on »
FIT TIP FRIDAY . . .that are actually more like little findings by Marla-Deen Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 2:26pm Today I'm just putting out e some things I have come across this week that were notable, interesting or inspiring.  So, here goes . . .  Walking through the parking lot to teach a class this morning, I passed a car with this bumper sticker.  I had to pass this on to you!  I often tell myself and my family to not let little things or oth ... Read on »
Diabetes by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism—the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food people eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body. After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream, where it is used by cells for gr ... Read on »
Medical Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Below is a compiled list of medical terms relate to diseases of the pancreas, procedures, and other essential definitions. A Adenocarcinoma A cancer that develops in the lining or inner surface of an organ. More than 95 percent of prostate cancers are adenocarcinoma. Adjuvant Therapy Treatment that is giv ... Read on »
About Endoscopy . by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Endoscopy is the visualization of the internal organs through the use of a flexible instrument inserted through the mouth or the rectum. Endoscopes utilize a video chip and strobe light so as to capture an image which is then displayed on a video monitor. This allows careful visual inspection of the entire lining surface of the organ be ... Read on »