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Ultrasound is a technique that is commonly used to diagnose several medical cases. This technique is basically one that uses devices that are meant to give a clear indication of what the problem may be. Once the cause of a problem has been discovered, then it is very easy for treatment to be carried out.So … Read more

Urgent Care Centers on the Rise

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According to The Urgent Care Association of America, there are now more than 17,000 urgent care centers in the United States. The National Association For Ambulatory Care (NAFAC) says that urgent care is the fastest growing health care segment. The facilities are offering an alternative to primary care doctors’ offices and hospital emergency rooms. The … Read more

A study published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, indicates that African Americans are more likely to experience osteoarthritis in the knees than Caucasians. The article was titled, “Differences in Multi-Joint Radiographic Osteoarthritis Phenotypes Among African Americans and Caucasians: The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.” The study also determined that African … Read more

A pulmonology study conducted at the University of Giessen Lung Center in Germany and published in the journal, Cell, indicates that medication can reverse lung damage. The study was conducted on mice, exposing the animals to tobacco smoke. Prior to developing emphysema, the mice began to develop blood vessel changes and pulmonary high blood pressure … Read more