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For elective surgeries, patients can schedule the day of their surgery in the hospital they want. Patients can choose the doctor that operates on them but sometimes they can also specify an anesthesiology New Jersey specialist to work with their operating surgeon. Here is how to go about it- Step no 1 – Ask you … Read more

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

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

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 study published in the Archives of Dermatology in September 2011 indicates that there are pluses and minuses to both traditional surgery and laser treatment for varicose veins. Both treatments, which are offered by most vein centers, are effective and considered safe. However, the researchers at Saarland University Hospital in Homburg, Germany have indicated that … Read more

A study conducted at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia and published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that many people who have knee reconstruction surgery cannot perform sports activities as well as before the surgery. The study included 300 men and women who were surveyed two to seven years following their surgery. … Read more

A new podiatry procedure called FAST – Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue – treats plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinosis. The procedure utilizes ultrasonic energy rather than surgery to remove diseased and degenerated soft tissue from the foot while leaving healthy tissue intact. FAST can remove the source of pain without the need for surgery. The … Read more

A new ophthalmology study conducted at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom shows that children and adolescents can reduce their risk of developing nearsightedness (myopia) if they spend time outdoors. The study was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Orlando, Florida. Data from eight studies were … Read more

A new study presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Orlando, Florida found that cataract surgery improved some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted at Tenon Hospital in Paris, France and involved 38 patients. The average age of the patients was 85, and all of … Read more