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Wound Closure Options | Stitches, Staples, or Glue?

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 14, 2018 5:51:53 PM

Stitches have been used in medicine for centuries, and the procedure hasn't changed much. Due to advances in sutures and suture alternatives, surgeons are able to close wounds faster and with less trauma to the patients. The type of material used is determined by factors such as the type of injury being repaired or procedure being done, healing time, and the patient's condition. It is important to be aware of the properties of each, so that you can have a meaningful discussion with your physician/surgeon.

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How Surgeons Remain Focused (Infographic)

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 5, 2016 4:23:51 PM

How Surgeons Remain Focused: Organ-transplant surgeons have an impressive set of skills. Steady hands, thick skin, and an ability to concentrate for hours. While the duration of surgery differs, surgeons must be on call around the clock and ready to perform surgery at any hour.

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To Your Health: Antibiotic Resistance In America

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 26, 2015 5:05:21 PM

Antibiotics are an important wonder-drug in the history of medicine. They can be life-savers but their misuse has far reaching and harmful effects in healthcare. One such chilling-effect is antibiotic resistance.

This quick guide shows how this affects you and also what you can do to help prevent antibiotic resistance.

Microbes in a petri- dish reacting to an antimicrobial agent (the dark spots) which keep can’t grow around the antibiotics
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 29, 2015 5:39:46 PM

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for the year 2015,  that there would be about 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer. Did you know that about 1 in 7 men would be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime?

What is Prostate Cancer?

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 21, 2015 12:28:12 PM

Did you know that about 1,950 people will die from thyroid cancer in 2015. ThyCa sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association educates the public about thyroid cancer, a cancer that has increased in incidence. The event focuses on the importance of early detection, treatment, lifelong monitoring, and the resources available for people with thyroid cancer and their families.

What is Thyroid cancer?

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Knee or Hip Joint Replacement May Also Help the Heart

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 26, 2014 3:51:35 PM

TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health.

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Doctor Disputes Benefits of Omega-3 in Fish, Corn and Sunflower Oils

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 18, 2014 9:58:01 AM

sirastock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Omega-3 may not be the wonderful supplement that health experts have touted for years.

In fact, Rajiv Chowdhury, a cardiovascular epidemiologist from the University of Cambridge, says in a new study that these polyunsaturated fatty acids don't really reduce the risk of contracting heart disease as previously reported.

His research flies in the face of nutritional recommendations by the American Heart Association and other groups that encourage people to consume omega-3, which is found in fish, and omega-6, contained in corn and sunflower oils.

Chowdhury based his findings on a previous study that showed taking fish oil after heart surgery doesn't stop irregular heartbeats that cause blood clots and strokes.

He also pointed to 20 trials over 24 years published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2012 that fish oil had no discernible effect in lowering the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.

The study on the limited heart benefits of omega-3 and omega-six appears in the latest issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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Sumo Scrotum: The 132-Lb. Package that Preceded the Man

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 22, 2013 2:29:46 PM

If you had met Wesley Warren Jr. at any point during the last four years, chances are you would have been staring at his scrotum long before even making eye contact with the man.

Don’t worry. I’m not saying that you are unabashedly forward to the point of gawking at genitalia before the first handshake. I’m saying that the man spent a significant portion of his forties toting around a “ball sac…the size of a dolphin head,” as one article so eloquently phrased it. At a record-topping, scale-tipping 132 pounds, Warren’s scrotum was among the largest that specialists had ever seen.

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