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Symptoms of Heart Attack in Men and Women

8 August, 2017
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The quicker someone is treated when having a heart attack, the greater the chances of success and lesser the damage to the heart. However, nearly 25% of all heart attacks occur without any previous warning signs. It is imperative to remain aware of all the various symptoms of heart attack for faster and efficient diagnosis …

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Understanding Tinnitus ( Ringing in the Ear ) – Causes & Treatment

1 July, 2017
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<p>Tinnitus is the sensation of a ringing noise in the ear. People experience a sort of a whistling or buzzing sound in their ear although there is no external source of sound. This sound comes from inside the ear in the form of clicking, roaring ...

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Understanding Oral Cancer

7 March, 2017
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Oral cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of cells that happens in the oral cavity which includes lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). This may appear as sore in the mouth that does not go away.   Risk Factors of Oral Cancer Smoking: It is …

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Elbow Fracture (Radial Head) – Treatment and Complications

12 August, 2015
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What is a radial head fracture (elbow fracture)? The radius bone extends from the elbow to the wrist, on the lateral side or the ‘outside’. The top of the radial bone is the radial head, located just below the elbow. Together with the upper arm bone or the humerus, the radial head makes up the …

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Sinus Headache: All you need to know

16 December, 2014
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What is a sinus headache? A sinus headache is a type of headache that accompanies sinusitis. It can be felt in the form of a deep, throbbing pain sensation in the face and front of the head. The pressure in the face is localized around the forehead, eyes and cheeks. A sinus headache usually begins …

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Robotic Surgery Procedures FAQ

24 November, 2014
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Most common Robotic Surgery procedures?  The most common procedures executed using Robotic Surgery are: Prostrate Removal Gallbladder Removal Repairing Heart valve Shrinking Stomach Transplanting organ Which procedures have been performed using Robotic Surgery? It is also used for procedures like: Abdominal and colon and rectal conditions like gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, …

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Robotic Surgery FAQ

24 November, 2014
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What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that is robotically assisted.  It is also known as a computer assisted surgery. In this surgery, the doctors take the help of robotic arms that have small tools attached. The surgeon then controls this robotic arm with the help of a computer and performs …

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Understanding SLAP Lesions

11 April, 2014
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Labrum is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket, and helps in keeping the arm bone in the socket. The biceps tendon attaches to the Labrum at its top or the superior part. A SLAP Tear refers to an injury to this superior part of the Labrum. The tear occurs in the anterior …

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Cosmetic Surgery: Getting Rid Of Wrinkles, Moles and Birthmarks

29 March, 2014
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What is Cosmetic Surgery? Certain skin issues like wrinkles, cysts, moles and birthmarks are quire common, though they can make a person self-conscious and uncomfortable if these occur on the face or other exposed skin areas. Cosmetic surgery and other procedures allow these markings to be removed or faded, leaving minimal scars. When does one …

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When to see an ENT Doctor?

17 December, 2014
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An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist is a doctor who is trained in providing medical and surgical treatment for ailments of the ears, nose, throat and related structures like the neck and head. An ENT doctor carries the expertise of diagnosis and treatment in the following seven areas: Otology or Neurotology This includes all …

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Healing Acupressure Points for Back Pain

22 November, 2017
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Acupressure is a therapy that was developed over 5 thousand years ago as a crucial part of Asian and specifically Chinese medicine. This technique involves a very precise finger placement and applying pressure to those specific points along your body. These points are important since they follow specific channels also known as meridians which are …

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Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

12 May, 2016
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What is Liposuction? Liposuction, also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy, is a surgical technique to remove unwanted body fat from specific areas of the body. The technique is a form of cosmetic surgery that is mostly done to improve appearance, though it is sometimes carried out to treat health conditions.  It must be noted, …

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Brain Stroke: Things You Should Know

25 April, 2016
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A brain stroke, also known by the term ‘brain attack’, strikes when there is a hindrance in the circulation of the blood to the brain. When the brain cells do not receive the required amount of oxygen because of decrease in the blood flow, they get damaged and eventually die. This leads to a brain stroke. …

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Krysta Marie, CrediHero, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

12 September, 2015
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This is a story about a 21 year old, Krysta Marie Schildwachter from Florida who was diagnosed with stage 2 “Bulky” Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 13 years old. Her symptoms were simple – fatigue and cough. Further testing revealed she had a large mass in the middle of her chest. After 4 gruesome rounds of chemotherapy, …

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Kathy Melillo, CrediHero, Thyroid Cancer Survivor

22 May, 2015
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Kathy Melillo is a 50-year-old wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. She was living on a military base in Misawa, Japan at the time she found out about her disease. Symptoms she was experiencing were repeated sinus infections and swelling in the neck.  After the doctor checked her neck regularly for a few months, …

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Real Moms, Real C-Section Experiences (Part 2)

24 April, 2015
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Our Moms Club members share their candid experiences of having a C-section.  I had a bit of bleeding just a day before. I had gone for normal delivery and changed many doctors in order to have normal. Finally, i got admitted in the hospital where the doctor does 96% normal cases. Till the end everything …

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Real Moms, Real C-Section Experiences (Part 1)

24 April, 2015
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Our Moms Club members share their candid experiences of having a C-section. Being depressed that I couldn’t make it normally, my senses came back during the surgery, with so much pain and watery eyes, I then get to see my little Snow White. – Nitika Suri Sharma Due to IUGR, I had to have C-section at …

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Radiation Therapy for children

27 February, 2015
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What is Radiation Therapy? Radiation therapy is a procedure where high-energy radiation from X-rays or gamma rays is used to kill the cancer cells in a patient’s body and to shrink tumours as well. The different types of childhood cancers treated via radiation therapy are brain tumours and Wilms tumour. Since every case is different, …

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Radiation Therapy FAQ

14 February, 2015
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What is Radiation Therapy? Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer that uses radiations like x-rays, gamma rays, protons or electron beams to destroy or control malignant cancer cells. The other names for it are radiotherapy, irradiation, x-ray therapy, or radiation oncology. How does it act? Cancer cells multiply and divide faster than normal …

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Dizzy? Could be Vertigo

17 December, 2014
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What is vertigo? Vertigo refers to a feeling of spinning, rocking or rotating, while otherwise being completely still. It is experienced in form of a sensation of the world moving around a person. It may develop suddenly and last for a short while, or may remain continuous in more severe cases. Vertigo is a manifestation …

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