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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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Lighting The Dark Corners: Medical Devices Brighten The World

In most developed countries, the flip-click of a light switch, the hum of the heater, and the whir of a fan are sounds that constitute part of the ordinary day. We rarely think about how we create electricity, how much we need electric power, and the extent it controls our lives — until we lose…

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What’s the Difference? Breast Augmentation, Reduction, and Lift

Breast surgery has become widely popular over the years. Today, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a report that shows 290,467 patients moving forward with the surgery. Women seek out breast surgeries for a variety of reasons. Whether it be for…

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Antibiotic Resistance: A Global Health Problem

Last year Dr. Margaret Chan, former Director-General of the World Health Organization, appeared before the United Nations to warn about the potential dangers of antibiotic resistance. We may soon reach a point where minor infections can once again kill. Common practices like organ transplantation and chemotherapy may become difficult or even too dangerous to perform….

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Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery: Which Is Right For Me?

Many people use the terms “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” interchangeably. The confusion is understandable when taking into account how some plastic surgeons go through training to specialize in cosmetic surgery. However, while they are closely related, cosmetic and plastic surgery are not the same. The main differences lie in the ultimate goal of the…

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Improving Surgical Safety Using Single Use, Disposable Medical Instruments

Although there are no empirical studies directly, comparing infection rates of surgical infection between surgery using one-time instruments and surgery using reusable instruments, (In fact, a thorough literature search uncovered no articles that were relevant to that question), overcoming infections caused by improperly maintained surgical instruments is a growing medical concern. Spoiled sterility of stainless…

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Why Do Women Need Pelvic Exams?

Many women find themselves dreading their annual pelvic exams. Not only is it uncomfortable, but, for some women, it may cause a high level of anxiety. This simple procedure, while fast, has not been shown as effective in detecting several common gynecologic conditions as many women would hope–particularly given the emotional discomfort often associated with the…

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Preventing Surgical Infections: What can be done to minimize risk

Surgery breaches the body’s external armor against infections. Therefore, infections inevitably occur. Any foreign substances of any size can cause them. Surgical infections directly affect the body’s health and often cause systemic problems such as septic shock. Furthermore, infection forces physicians to use an antibiotic treatment that brings its own risks and leads to increased microbiological…

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Stories of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery may be more than cosmetic changes and can have important psychosocial and medical functions. Medical necessity Most plastic surgery is medically necessary to improve health. The surgeries may have important cosmetic secondary effects as well. The surgery to correct an imperfect jaw can improve the patient’s jaw function and ability to breathe while…

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8 Ways to Save Money and Keep Your Medical Practice Running Smoothly

The prosperity of your medical practice hinges on your ability to make wise purchasing and operating decisions. You can keep your medical practice running and set the foundation for future success by investing in high-quality, affordable medical products that optimize efficiency and reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Below are eight ways to save money and…

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