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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is the name of the condition in which one of the shoulders becomes stiff and painful. It is a chronic condition that tends to get worse over time. Overview The shoulder joint is what’s known as a ball and socket joint, which means it has a great amount of movement. Frozen shoulder is [...]

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Sciatica and its causes

Sciatica and its causes

Sciatica, or sciatic pain, normally develops from the lower back and can affect the legs, sometimes all the way down to the toes, and the buttocks. The sciatic pain is sometimes called sciatic nerve pain and is normally intense and may cause a sensation of muscle weakness, also known as heavy leg. The trigger may [...]

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Inflammatory Breast Disease

Inflammatory Breast Disease

Inflammatory breast disease is quite rare, is not easy to detect and this disease is more dangerous because of all of this. Breast cancer will normally start as one single tumour that is usually a painless and hard lump appearing in the underarm or breast area. This disease does not have what we would consider [...]

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Brain Tumor

Brain Tumor

A brain tumor may be benign or malignant and can produce a variety of symptoms according to a number of factors. Treatment depends on the location and type of brain tumor. Overview Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on a number of factors including its size, type and location. Symptoms are caused for different reasons [...]

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The Benefits and Risks Of The Uterine Artery Embolization Procedure

The Benefits and Risks Of The Uterine Artery Embolization Procedure

The uterine fibroid embolization procedure is conducted to help women overcome the symptoms that come from the appearance of fibroid tumors in the uterus. When you have fibroid tumors in your uterus, you may undergo a minimally invasive treatment known as uterine fibroid embolization (or uterine artery embolization). Uterine artery embolization, however, isn’t just for [...]

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Virtual Colonoscopy: How To Prepare and What To Expect

Virtual Colonoscopy: How To Prepare and What To Expect

A virtual colonoscopy is designed to look for find signs of pre-cancerous growths such as large intestine disease, cancer and polyps in the colon and rectum. Do you know what virtual colonoscopy? It’s a procedure that looks for signs of pre-cancerous growths known as polyps, cancer and other large intestine diseases. Doctors look for these [...]

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Scoliosis symptoms

Scoliosis symptoms

Curvature of the spine is sometimes a result of scoliosis and can result in things like an uneven waist and shoulders Scoliosis is an unnatural curvature of the spine. The spine of a healthy person, when viewed from the back, appears as a straight line, in a person with scoliosis the spine appears to curve [...]

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Foot Tendonitis

Foot Tendonitis

Foot tendonitis is the name of the condition when the main tendon in the foot becomes inflamed, stretched or torn. There are a number of factors that can contribute to tendonitis. Overview Tendons play an important role in the physical structure of a human. They connect muscles to bone and allow joints to bend. There [...]

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What You Need to Know About a Stent Procedure

What You Need to Know About a Stent Procedure

If you have a heart problem or have suffered a heart attack, chances are that your cardiologist or doctor will mention stent procedures. This is a surgical procedure but less intensive than a coronary bypass or balloon angioplasty surgeries. A stent procedure may also be done in combination with a balloon angioplasty because inflating the [...]

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Pontine Glioma: Brain Cancer

Pontine Glioma: Brain Cancer

Pontine glioma is a tumor of the brain stem in children. Often inoperable, a growing tumor can have drastic effects. Pontine glioma is a brain cancer which normally affects children. It is responsible for about 10-15% of all brain tumors among the child population. The majority of brain stem tumors among children are gliomas. The [...]

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Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis

Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis

The shoulder is a wonderful hinge allowing for a wide range of motion in the arm. Unfortunately, the shoulder can also develop a painful condition called bursitis. Bursitis is the swelling of small sacs in the shoulder called the bursae. When not swollen, an individual bursa sac helps keep the shoulder moving smoothly, keeping body [...]

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

This is a tumor of the soft tissues or bones and often occurs in the arms or legs but can develop in other areas of the body. This enlarged mass is painless and symptoms may include low blood sugar levels, weight loss and fever. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare condition in which there is [...]

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MRI breast cancer screening

MRI breast cancer screening

Magnetic resonance breast imaging has been used as a tool for diagnosing breast cancer since 1991. Together with mammography technology, MRI scanning has allowed breast cancer to be detectable at earlier stages than previously. A MRI breast cancer screening is typically performed to further investigate a lesion or abnormality that has shown up after a [...]

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What is Cutaneous Lymphoma?

What is Cutaneous Lymphoma?

Cutaneous lymphoma is a very rare condition that affects adults – mostly men – from 40 to 60 years old and occurs when skin cells grow in an uncontrollable manner. The Most Common Kinds Mycosis Fungoides Mycosis fungoides is a slow-growing condition, which can only be found on the skin. Usually, it is possible to [...]

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Cruciate Ligament Injury – The Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

Cruciate Ligament Injury – The Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

A cruciate ligament injury basically happens when the knee’s cruciate ligament partly or completely tears or is stretched too much. The Different Knee Ligaments In general, there are four primary ligaments that connect in the knee, as follows: The Medial Collateral Ligament This ligament runs inside the knee and is responsible for preventing the knee [...]

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Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury

Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury

Lateral collateral ligament extends from the top part of the fibula, which is a bone on the outer side of the lower leg, to the outer part of the lower thigh bone. It stabilizes the outer part of the knee joint. LCL Injury Lateral collateral ligament injury refers to stretch, or partial or complete tear [...]

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Hip labrum injury

Hip labrum injury

Labrum in your ball and socket joints can be damaged leading to a very painful and long lasting injury. The ball and socket joints of the body are surrounded by a type of cartilage called the labrum; it forms a ring round the bony socket in order to stabilize the joint whilst still allowing for [...]

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Undergoing a stint procedure

Undergoing a stint procedure

Stints are used to help aid blood flow to and from the hear and are sometimes known as shunts. A stint is an artificial tube used to allow the free flow of body fluid. Patients who suffer from narrowed arteries or certain heart problems may have a heart stint, also called a shunt, inserted during [...]

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Spinal Canal Stenosis

Spinal Canal Stenosis

The spine is made up of bone with a hole in the centre called vertebrae, which stack up on top of each other forming what is known as the spinal canal where the holes line up. The canal protects the spinal cords and nerves that are vital for connecting the brain to the rest of [...]

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Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

A diagnostic medical sonographer is the person that performs the ultrasound, most commonly on pregnant women. Gel must be applied to the stomach of the pregnant woman and a transducer is attached. A good bedside manner is essential in every diagnostic medical sonographer to keep the mother relaxed whist preparing her for the procedure. The [...]

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