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What is Laryngoscopy and Who Needs This Procedure?

Laryngoscopy is a common exam performed by doctors that gives them a close-up view of the larynx and throat. The larynx is located at the top of the trachea and is your voice box. Additionally, the larynx is involved in breathing and protecting the trachea from food aspiration. It’s important that individuals keep their larynx…

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Cutting the Cord: The Advantages of Cordless Medical Devices

Cord and Cable Management: An Unnecessary Hassle One of the key advantages of single-use medical devices is that they reduce concerns about sterility and cross-contamination. But sterility isn’t just important for medical devices themselves; it’s also an important factor in the cords and cables that power those devices. Fiber optic devices provide light when it’s…

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Are Your Reusable Medical Devices Really Sterile?

Reusable medical devices are in use throughout many healthcare facilities, from the emergency room to the operating room. These devices are typically put through stringent sterilization procedures before they’re deemed patient-ready for reuse. Unfortunately, those sterilization processes aren’t always as effective as most medical professionals – not to mention their patients – would like to…

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Preventive Measures to Reduce the Risk of Infection after Surgery

Surgery has become relatively common in the U.S. In fact, surgeries such as liposuction are up by 5% from 2016, and breast augmentation surgery is up by 3%. Individuals are undergoing surgery for various reasons ranging from serious health concerns to minor surgical procedures for body enhancements. Surgeries like hysterectomy, cesarean, and joint replacement are just…

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What is Endometriosis and When is Laparoscopic Surgery Necessary?

Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This condition is usually found in the lower abdomen or pelvis; however, it’s important to note that it can appear anywhere in the body. Endometrial tissue responds to the hormonal changes of ovulation and sheds out during your…

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A Dozen Tips to Help You Select the Best Medical Equipment for Your Medical Practice

Opening a new office is one of the most exciting accomplishments you will experience as a medical professional. You can establish the foundation for a smooth medical practice opening by selecting high-quality, affordable medical equipment that will stand the test of time. Below are twelve tips to help you choose the right equipment for your…

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What Factors Are Driving the Trend in Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery?

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) is on the rise across the globe. And the average age of females requesting FGCS is steadily decreasing. A ground-breaking study in Australia found that about a third of all general practitioners had seen patients under the age of 18 who requested FGCS. Additionally, the survey found that 97% of general practitioners…

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Research Shows A Drop In Cervical Cancer Screenings

In 1975, 15 women out of every 100,000 were diagnosed with cervical cancer—roughly 6 of these women died from the disease. By 2013, this number was down to 7 out of every 100,000 getting diagnosed, with 2 of those fatal. This 50% decline in 40 years is an impressive feat. However, in the past few years, this…

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Healthcare-Associated Infections: The Small Price Of Prevention

A trip to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or a hospital stay involves decisions on the part of the patient and healthcare provider. Drugs and dosages, length of treatment and stay, patient advocate involvement, invasive surgical procedures and post-operative and long-term recovery. Fighting healthcare-acquired infection isn’t on the list of considerations. But illness resulting…

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Hysterectomy: When is it Necessary?

Unfortunately, there is a negative connotation when it comes to the medical term, “hysterectomy.” Ultimately, this is because this surgical procedure prevents women from becoming pregnant. However, there are some cases where a hysterectomy is necessary or recommended for health purposes. Essentially, it’s important that women understand the process and when it may be necessary…

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