| Jul 29, 2009
| 1:29 PM
Heimlich Manuever Demonstration:
To do a Hemilich manuever on a cat or dog, you would lift them up -- or a very large dog, you can stand behind him just lift him up.
You're going to find that soft belly area, the abdomen. What you're attempting to do is...
| Dec 21, 2009
Appendicitis refers to an acute inflammatory process involving the appendix, which is a small, worm-like appendage of the first part of the colon, writes Dr. Jason Roland, co-director of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery at Good Samaritan...
| Feb 4, 2010
| 8:47 AM
CHESAPEAKE Feb. 27. Constance Stepney (55) and grandson Terrell Stepney (19).
Police went to address on Ida Street and found Terrell suffering from drug overdose. Found Constance inside, dead at the scene. Terrell pronounced dead 2/28 at hospital. Police...
| Aug 23, 2009
The scene plays out repeatedly in Dr. George Griffing's office: Big, round bellies come through his exam-room door well before the rest of the patients' bodies.
That's when Griffing, professor of internal medicine at St. Louis University Medical School,...
| Mar 9, 2009
| 1:53 PM
You are empowered to reduce the risks of getting colorectal cancer, commonly called colon cancer.
- Eat a low-fat diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
"Excessive alcohol has also been associated with an increased...
| Mar 11, 2009
A chemist in Vienna has taken the term "navel gazing" to its logical extreme and guaranteed himself a curious epitaph: Unraveler of the mysteries of belly-button lint.
Georg Steinhauser discovered that there is a certain type of body hair responsible for...
| Apr 8, 2009
| 1:08 PM
There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company--which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence.
Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...
| Aug 19, 2010
As part of the trend in developing surgeries without external wounds, surgeons this summer removed a woman's gallbladder through her mouth. The operation was performed as part of a clinical trial at the University of California, San Diego School of...
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| Jun 5, 2005
A wire snakes from the EKG monitor, swoops past the rolling cart with the chocolate milk and orange wedges, up the bed, past the pink teddy bear and around Sarah's thumb.
Inside Room 504 at Rush Children's Hospital, the EKG monitor blips. Sarah's heart...
| Jan 4, 2006
It started with a terrible dream: Cyrus Tehrani had died. At the funeral, his wife and six children wept over his outsized coffin.
That nightmare jolted Joe Guarderas awake. He knew that if his best friend Cyrus, 34, didn't take drastic action, the dream...