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Leeches: “What works and what sucks” in veterinary medicine by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:31pm Yes, veterinary surgeons use leeches. Mostly, this happens at the highest levels of vet medicine (usually in university settings) where degloving injuries, traumatic amputations, tissue flaps and non-healing wounds are commonly dealt with. For the average veterinarian and pet owner, leeches might seem like a throwback to the days when George W ... Read on »
Gruesome, medieval and u ... by John R. Posted Mon 03 Jun 2013 8:39am Gruesome, medieval and utterly bizarre... but leeches freed me from awful migraines The result below could be due to a placebo effect.  She arrived ready to believe and admits that her migraines were intermittent Migraines are miserable with bells on – actually, the idea of listening to the sound of a bell with a migraine brings me ou ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 5 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm Court Allows HIV Lawsuit Against American Airlines Three applicants denied flight attendant jobs at American Airlines can sue even though they lied about their HIV-positive status, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. Older Patients Benefit from Obesity Surgery, Too Stomach bypass surgery, using "keyhole," or laparoscopic techniqu ... Read on »
Close Encounters with Needles, Leeches and Affirmative Statements by Thomas S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 29 Mar 2012 10:35am Last Thursday we held the first event in our new series Body | Medicine | Object . The inaugural event was entitled Making balance bodies: From leeches to pills (read more in Danish here ), and explored different understandings of what it means to be healthy and in balance, and how im-balance is treated. Some 65 people turned up to meet t ... Read on »
THE BLOODSUCKING LEECH EXTRACTION by rlee8235 Posted Sat 01 Feb 2014 12:14pm Little Sucker Word of the Dayleech "You would probably be alarmed if your doctor kept a container of bloodsucking worms on her desk, but it wasn't always so. It may be shocking to learn that today's word, before it denoted said bloodsucking worm, meant "physician" or "surgeon." The creature attracted the name ... Read on »
What do we mean by conservative management” ? Why it is often considered as an inferior form of treatment in Medicine ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 30 Nov 2008 12:12pm                                             The science of medicine has evolved over 2000 years since the stone age days.It has  currently reached  a glorious era with  cutting edge  scientifc  technology .Today  one can map the entire human genetic blue print and intervene in the  disease  even before they manifest .One can   keep dying peo ... Read on »
Dolittler's picks for 2009’s top ten issues in veterinary medicine by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:31pm The new year is upon us. Though 2,009 is just another number, the ‘turning of the clock’ always provides exciting new incentives to reassess the state of any given process. In this case, the process in question is the evolution of the veterinary industry. There’s no doubt that veterinary medicine is rapidly evolving relative to almost every ot ... Read on »
Evidence Based Medicine by Dr. Kaz Medical Student Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:20pm I can't believe how much negativity otherwise intelligent medical students have about this concept... it seems totally logical to me that of course we should test treatments to see if they are actually doing any good to patients (or indeed harming them). I remember my non medic friends in my days before medical school about various symptoms ' ... Read on »
Food For Thought: Let’s not start trying to prevent a headache by cutting off the head by Doug Wallace Posted Thu 30 May 2013 1:28am I'm not trying to make light of someone else's ailment, or be disrespectful, unsympathetic, or judgmental, because I watched this whole process 8 times in a row growing up, with my mother and all 7 of her sisters getting cancer. And I freely admit, it's easy to make "backseat driver" comments about situations we have never been in. No ... Read on »
Stop, you thieving scientist! by f1000 Posted Tue 10 May 2011 7:02am All scientists are thieves. We’re stealing money out of the pockets of the poor unsuspecting public. Or at least that’s what one commenter said recently in response to my post on giving up tenure, and it’s not the first time I’ve heard that argument (if you can call it an argument). It goes like this: Joe and Jane Public work hard ... Read on »