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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 »
PANCREATITIS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum. The duodenum is the upper part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. These enzymes help digest fats, proteins, and carbohyd ... Read on »
Pancreatic cancer: a deadly disease by Dr. Nagaraj Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 8:38am What is Pancreatic Cancer? The pancreas is a long, flat gland that lies in the abdomen behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that aid digestion and certain hormones that help maintain the proper level of blood sugar. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the U.S. in 2009, there will be 42,470 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a ... 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 »
Pancreatitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum. The duodenum is the upper part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. These enzymes help digest fats, proteins, and carbohyd ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Bacteria in the mouth may lead to diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 19 May 2014 6:52am New research has shown that patients with pancreaticRelating to the pancreas. cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteriaA group of organism ... Read on »
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise by Medline Plus Posted Wed 27 Oct 2010 11:00am Researchers see 'window of opportunity' to raise survival rate Wednesday, October 27, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer takes much longer to develop than commonly thought, say researchers who found a lag time of at least a decade between the emergence of key mu ... Read on »