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Think about it, an OB-GYN deals with the most intimate part of the female body. They evaluate female vaginal health, reproductive health and the health of a developing fetus inside the pregnant uterus. For most women, that means baring themselves on an uncomfortable white bed with the feet elevated so that a total stranger can … Read more

Heart disease is a common cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is the medical term for the blocking of the arteries leading to the heart. Over time, the arteries of the heart can become clogged up with fat. This is known as atherosclerosis. When the arteries become clogged up in this way, … Read more

A surgical oncology study conducted by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine in November 2011 has found a new way to prevent recurrences of prostate cancer after treatment. The researchers believe that the findings could eventually lead to a new therapy. The study, which was conducted … Read more

A study published in Nature Genetics and conducted in Australia at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) has pinpointed a genetic variant that can determine a patient’s risk of developing skin cancer, which could lead to the need for Mohs micrographic surgery. The researchers evaluated the records of 6,000 people in Australia. In that … Read more

A cardiology study published in December 2011 in the journal, PLoS One, has shown that drugs which lower cholesterol also help to break down plaque in the arteries. The study was conducted by New York University Langone Medical Center and funded by the National Institutes of Health, Astra Zeneca, and Pfizer. Participants in a prior … Read more

A cardiology study conducted at the University of Louisville in Kentucky has found that patients with heart failure could be successfully treated with their own stem cells. The study results were published in the journal, The Lancet, and presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, Florida this fall. Twenty-three cardiology patients took part … Read more

In a study published in November 2011 in the Archives of Neurology, researchers detected brain changes in patients who were treated with chemotherapy as a result of breast cancer. The brain changes were discovered during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For years, patients have complained that they have experienced deficits in thinking after chemotherapy, but many … Read more

A new study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri has found that patients who require spine surgery are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D than the general population. The study was presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. The researchers studied 313 patients, … Read more

A number of new spine surgery devices were announced at the 26th annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS) in Chicago in early November 2011. Medtronic, Inc., a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced two different devices that will be helpful in the field of spine surgery. The first is the T2 ALTITUDE™ … Read more

In a study published in the journal, Dermatologic Surgery, in 2009, patients who were to undergo Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer benefited from Botox injections prior to the surgery. The injections assisted in wound healing and the cosmetic prevention of scars. In another study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, patients received Botox injections after … Read more