Hidden Cancer - Renal Cell Carcinoma

Posted Thursday, March 9, 2017

As with any cancer, renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) is a serious condition. If diagnosed early there are greater chances of achieving remission. Taking proper precautions and having regular testing can help with combating the cancer early.

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Bartter Syndrome: An Inherited Condition

Posted Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bartter syndrome is a group of rare conditions that affect the kidneys. There are five gene defects known to be associated with Bartter syndrome. The condition is caused by a defect in the kidneys' ability to reabsorb sodium. Those affected by Bartter syndrome lose too much sodium through the urine. This causes a rise in the level of the hormone aldosterone and makes the kidneys remove too much potassium from the body. Also, the condition results in abnormal acid balance in the blood, which causes too much calcium in the urine.

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Bursting Eye Blood Vessels

Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017

A broken blood vessel in the eye can appear as a a serious eye injury. The visual side effects are much more frightening to a patient than what is actually occurring.

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Mold Allergy a Year Long Risk

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017

During the fall months mold flourishes in tropical areas, causing more damage to the immune system and can prolong allergy like symptoms on a long term basis.

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Infographic: Rare Disease Day

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rare diseases are conditions and illnesses that impact fewer than 200,000 people; Rare Disease Day focuses on global awareness and education.

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Ambulatory Facial Nerve Repair

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017

Facial nerve repair is very delicate and precise procedure that can help patients with various conditions. All facial nerve paralysis cannot be treated the same. While many patients may have a complete recovery from facial nerve paralysis without surgery; some may still need or want the option of surgery to achieve normal facial function.

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The Correlation Between Head Trauma and Cerebral Hemorrhage

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Cerebral or Brain Hemorrhage is a type of stroke caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. Bleeding causes irritation and swelling of the brain tissue, forming a hematoma and increasing pressure on the brain, restricting blood flow and killing brain cells.

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Cancer Treatment and Immunotherapy

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017

In the ongoing search for better treatments, many are adding immunotherapy to their cancer-fighting arsenal. Please share this guide with your patients to help them understand more about this treatment option and how it is being used to wage the war against cancer.

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Adenoidectomy – What To Expect

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017

For decades, the term tonsillectomy and children go hand in hand. Closely related, and just as common, is the removal of adenoids in children. Why is it so common? What are the symptoms to look for? What can be expected if surgery is needed?

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