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About Gall Stone by steven Posted Sun 24 May 2009 3:58am 1 Comment The gall bladder is that part of the digestive system which stores and secretes the bile salts that are used in the process of breaking down food into its adsorptive components. A lack of these salts leads to malabsorption maladies. The gall bladder is located on the right side of the body and is connected to the biliary tract system by the cysti ... 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 »
Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms after Gallbladder Surgery) by Robert W. Posted Sat 17 Oct 2009 2:03pm     Health Report: Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms after Gallbladder Surgery)   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS       Updated:  10/18/2009 The information in this column is intended fo ... Read on »
Remove The Gallbladder So That Gallstones Won’t Form Further by Dr. Daniel Kalish Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 8:23am By Sarah Ding Over the past two weeks, I’ve heard of three persons I know who were subject to remove their gallbladder through surgery. The gallbladder is a small, hollow organ that sits in a concavity of the liver. The main function of the gallbladder is to store bile produced by the liver that aids the digestive process. The orthodox ... Read on »
And now presenting . . . robotic lap choles! by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 09 May 2013 10:15am As a non-medical person, I was so excited when I could say "laparoscopic cholecystectomy" without pausing or tripping over all the syllables.  In English, this is a surgery to remove a gall bladder using laparoscopic instruments through holes in the abdomen instead of cutting it open.  Lap choles, for short, are among the most routine and safes ... Read on »
2 Natural Hair Removal Techniques You Need to Know about by Kodjoworkout Posted Mon 11 Feb 2013 4:59pm For anyone who watched the movie “Sex and the City” would remember the quite funny line Samantha used on Miranda to describe Miranda’s overly generous bikini line (and I’m not using the word “generous” in a complimentary way either). For those who have no clue what I’m talking about, below is the excerpt. For those of you l ... Read on »
Surgeon Shortage Pushes Hospitals to Hire Temps – Scalpel Services by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 6:33pm Scary that the number of general surgeons per capita has declined 25%.  The physicians that work from a staffing agency though get additional lodging and other accommodations as well.  This costs the hospital more money as well, but with a lack of general surgeons, there’s not a whole lot of choice.  Robotic surgery will later emerge in handling ... Read on »
Medical Errors Earn Hospitals Money - Who Knew? by MKirschMD Posted Sun 08 Sep 2013 6:00am Though I have been accused by various commenters as protecting my own specialty when I point out excesses, flaws and conflicts of interest in the medical profession, this accusation would be handily dismantled after a fair reading of prior posts.  Indeed, my own specialty of gastroenterology and my own medical practice has felt the effects of ... Read on »
Is Colonoscopy the Best Colon Cancer Screening Test? by MKirschMD Posted Sun 13 Jan 2013 6:00am The medical arena, like society at large, is permeated with self-interest. This reality makes me very skeptical that comparative effectiveness research, which I support, will get airborne. In medicine, every heath care reform, new medicine, new medical device or revised medical guideline is at some constituency’s expense.  Recognizing and dismant ... Read on »
High Blood Sugar Levels Increase Infection Risk from General Surgery by Medline Plus Posted Tue 21 Sep 2010 9:00am Reducing high blood glucose might bring down odds of surgical site infection, researchers say Tuesday, September 21, 2010 TUESDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of surgical site infections in patients having general surgery, researchers repo ... Read on »