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  • News of the Weird: Save Your Liposuction Juices

    News of the Weird:  Save Your Liposuction Juices
    Risky Business Models: (1) Orlando-area cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey Hartog inaugurated Liquid Gold, a storehouse for patients' frozen liposuctioned fat, charging $900 to safekeep a coffee-cup-sized portion and $200 per year storage (in case the fat is needed...
  • Early breast cancer screening may help some: study

    Early breast cancer screening may help some: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study. "Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
  • Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

    Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions
    These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic. Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
  • What causes a narrow esophagus?

    What causes a narrow esophagus?
    Q: I have trouble swallowing that is accompanied by chest pain. Tests show I have a narrowing of the esophagus. What does this mean and what should I do? A: I interpret your problem to mean that when you swallow solid foods, they lodge in your...
  • Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer

    Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer
    A blood test that could spot a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's office, researchers announced Monday. According to Johnson & Johnson, a $30-million investment in a new test that...
  • Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture

    Safety of hospital stays greatly affected by staff and culture
    Less than 48 hours after returning home from a 12-day hospital stay, John McCleary woke up with a 103-degree fever, too weak to sit up in bed. An ambulance rushed him to the hospital, where eventually he was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant...
  • Hopefully, teen won't need more advanced treatments for ulcerative colitis

    Q: My 15-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (left-sided). She was prescribed Asacol to treat the inflammation. She's tolerated the dosage (three times a day) so far. Will she need to be on this drug all the time or only...
  • Barbara Hogan Martin

    Barbara Hogan Martin
    Barbara Hogan Martin April 5, 1920 to May 17, 2011 Barbara Martin, former school nurse at Newport Harbor High School, passed away peacefully on May 17, under a full moon, at the age of 91.  Born in Dover, New Hampshire of hearty New England stock and...
  • 5 Things It's Good To Know: ADHD & Substance Abuse, Indian Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Pyramid Scheme...

    5 Things It's Good To Know: ADHD & Substance Abuse, Indian Citizenship, Cyberbullying, Pyramid Scheme...
    1. New Pyramind Scheme: Pyramid tossed, dinner plate is new U.S. meals plan The pyramid guide to healthy eating that many Americans grew up with has been scrapped, and in its place the Obama administration is serving a dinner plate icon sliced up by...
  • Drug That Treats Breast Cancer Found To Prevent It, Study Shows

    Drug That Treats Breast Cancer Found To Prevent It, Study Shows
    CHICAGO (KTLA) -- Doctors and patients have a new tool to prevent breast cancer: A drug that is already approved for the treatment of the disease. Women who are at high risk for breast cancer that is fueled by the hormone estrogen could reduce their risk...
  • Aromasin Cuts Risk Of Breast Cancer In Some Groups

    Aromasin Cuts Risk Of Breast Cancer In Some Groups
    The estrogen-blocker Aromasin was found to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 65 percent in post-menopausal women at high risk for breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday. A late-stage trial of 4,560 post-menopausal women who were at...
  • Supplements lack science, safety proof

    Supplements lack science, safety proof
    "Lost your essence after excessive lovemaking?" BioRay said it has a supplement for you. Autism? Allergies? Liver problems? BioRay said it can help. In fact, the supplement company established by Timothy and Stephanie Ray said it has products for just...