Category: U

Multiple uterine fibroids removed from a 27 year old woman.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the most common of the noncancerous (benign) tumors of the uterus. The medical term that is synonymous with uterine fibroids is leiomyoma. The cause of fibroids is unknown. However, the hormone estrogen plays a dominant role, since fibroids and associated symptoms are prevalent during the reproductive years and decline during menopause. Fibroid-related [...]

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Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer

Among the three most common gynecologic cancers of the female reproductive system, uterine cancer is the most common in the United States. Approximately 37,000 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer each year. Fortunately, the overall cure rate for uterine cancer is high with greater than 80% of women developing uterine cancer being cured. The [...]

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common medical problems that cause women to seek medical attention. In most cases Urinary Tract Infections are a nuisance; a medical problem that produces uncomfortable symptoms that appropriate outpatient treatment can quickly alleviate. While usually a benign condition, Urinary Tract Infections do have the potential to [...]

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Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

The function of the bladder is to store urine that is produced in the kidneys and transported to the bladder via the ureters (tubes leading from the kidneys to the bladder). The bladder should store urine effortlessly and painlessly until a socially appropriate situation arises for its evacuation. Voiding (urinating) should be voluntary, painless, and [...]

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United States Civil Rights Act of 1964

Congress passed the most significant legislation affecting equal rights in 1964. The Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate against a person because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. This law essentially gave minorities equal access to education, employment, and other opportunities. In addition, the Civil Rights Act made [...]

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a specialized diagnostic procedure which allows clinicians to visualize internal body parts or structures. What is the science behind this fascinating tool? Just as a violin string vibrates to produce sound, a solid ceramic “crystal” inside a protected casing (the probe) is set to vibrate by an electrical signal. The frequency, or pitch, [...]

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