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Unveiling the History and Myths of Ultrasonic Liposuction

Liposuction has evolved a great deal since surgeons originally used coarse curettage techniques to scrape away unwanted subcutaneous fat. Several sentinel modifications have occurred in recent decades to help produce better, safer surgical results. Included among the innovations are improved instrumentation, better patient selection and the incorporation of pre-aspiration wetting solutions. It was Yves Ilouz,…

Several Stomach Flu Symptoms

Stomach flu is also known as Gastroenteritis or stomach virus. Irritation of the stomach and the intestines is known as stomach flu. Generally within a couple of days this flu goes away on its own. Even though this condition is known as stomach flu, it is not caused because of the influenza virus. This strain…

10 Commandments For Kitchen Safety

“Nonna, can I please wash the dishes?” pleaded Ally, my eight-year-old granddaughter. Ally is like most kids, she loves to help in the kitchen. Although she’s eager to wash dishes , I’ll guarantee, that in four or five years the sight of dirty dishes won’t be so exciting. Today, helping to wash dishes is fun,…

What Causes Lower Left Side Back Pain?

Many people experience lower left side back pain, which can last for days, weeks or months at a time. Common symptoms may include localized pain below the ribs and around the side of the torso. In addition, lower left side back pain may be intermittent in frequency in which it is more tolerable during certain…

Peptic Ulcer – 10 Ways To Manage It

Different types of drugs are employed in the management of peptic ulcer. The different groups of drugs each play a specific role in the healing of the ulcer or in helping to reduce the secretion of gastric juices. Diet control and surgery can also be involved depending on the type and stage of the ulcer.…

Acid Reflux Diet And Breakfast

Acid reflux diet and breakfast is a dilemma for a number of reasons. With the frequency that people have reflux problems through the night while they are sleeping, chances are they are waking up with heartburn. And in that case, they are more likely to go eat antacids for breakfast, than they are food that…

Vitamin B12 Injection Side Effects – Common and Rare

Vitamin B12 injections, also known as cobalamin or cyanocobalamin injections, are administered to patients with deficiency of B12 and symptoms associated with the deficiency, such as fatigue and anemia. B12 injections are given to patients who have low resistance to diseases and remain sick from common illness for long period of time. Although it is…

Heart Saver CT – Screening For Heart Disease

The Heart Saver CT screening for heart disease (also known as the UltraFast CT or Calcium Scoring CT) has been available for about 10 years now. This study looks for calcified plaque in the arteries of the heart. Plaque, put simply, is the fatty, waxy type of substance produced by the liver that proceeds throughout…

STD’s, Cardiomyopathy and Wilt Chamberlain

He was the greatest basketball player and possibly the greatest athlete who ever lived. The 63-year-old Wilt Chamberlain was reported to have died of a heart attack, but that tells you nothing. You are supposed to ask why the world’s greatest athlete would die of a heart attack? He was born in 1936, in Philadelphia.…

Top Four Facts Patients Should Know About Cortef

Here some great facts about Cortef: 1. Purpose – When your body does not make enough cortisol, conditions may arise that may make taking hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid, necessary. Cortef is a well-known brand name medication of hydrocortisone on the market today. This medication is used to relieve inflammation and treat various medical conditions such as…

What Are the Symptoms of Skin Cancer?

The symptoms of skin cancer are the easiest symptoms to detect. This is because cancer of the skin usually manifests itself in abnormal skin growths that are in plain sight. Although these may sometimes look like a simple sore or a pimple, when it fails to heal over time, this can immediately alert the patient…

Leiomyosarcoma – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

A leiomyosarcoma, also known as spindle cell sarcoma, is a cancerous tumor of the smooth muscle or fibrous tissue and can occur anywhere in the body. The term “spindle cell” is based upon the elongated spindle shaped appearance of the cells, along with cigar shaped nuclei. These types of tumors, depending upon the location, are…

Longinus’ Literary Sublimity in O. Henry’s "The Last Leaf"

In the short story, O. Henry used various literary devices such as personification:“Mr. Pneumonia was not what you would call a chivalric old gentleman.”1, and simile: “… said Johnsy, closing her eyes, and lying white and still as a fallen statue.“1 What’s remarkable in O. Henry’s writing style is his ability of making the ivy ‘leaf’…

Preventing Cold Sores, Fever Blisters and Oral Herpes

Preventing cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes) can be achieved quite simply with a daily regimen of top-quality nutritional supplements. For many folks, nothing more is needed . Yes, I know this sounds unbelievable. You may be wondering why so many people suffer from these outbreaks when preventing cold sores can be done with such…