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David Mittleman

Fibromyalgia Not Just in the Mind

Fibromyalgia a Real Bodily Disease For too long, sufferers of Fibromyalgia have been told that their symptoms were all in their head.  Fibromyalgia is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.  Symptoms sometimes occur after a traumatic […]

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Popular Tongue Piercing Fad Serves Higher Purpose for Disabled

Tongue Piercing Serves as Much More Than a Fashion Statement for Some I’m no fan of the tongue piercing fad that has some younger people opting to get a needle shoved through their tongue.  However, when I read a recent […]

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Car Mechanic Invents Life-Saving Labor and Delivery Device

Argentinian Car Mechanic Invents Life-Saving Labor and Delivery Device It came to him in his sleep: Jorge Odón, age 59, had watched a YouTube video earlier in the day on how to extract a lost cork from a wine bottle. […]

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Robotic Surgery Damages Rising With Increased Marketing of Surgical Technique

Robotic Surgery: Panacea or Dangerous Technique? As someone who underwent robotic surgery for prostate cancer, I don’t have complaints about the procedure.  However, recent stories concerning patients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of robotic surgery have caught […]

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DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Settled; Stryker Implants Next?

When the once-popular DePuy ASR hip implant was removed from the market more than three years ago, one major question faced thousands of patients: Why did so many fail so soon? DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company, faces allegations that […]

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New Concerns Arise Over Robotic Surgery

New Concerns About Robotic Surgery When I underwent robotic surgery several years ago for prostate cancer, I was pleased.  But new reports suggest that the robotic machines used during the surgery are causing issues–serious issues–for some patients.  Take, for example, […]

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New Heart Procedure Greatly Reduces Chances of Future Heart Attack

Heart Attacks Leading Cause of Death According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart attacks are a leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.  Each year, 1.2 million Americans suffer a heart attack and many of […]

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Famed Geologist’s Donation to Hospital Makes Life-Saving Trauma Room Possible

New Trauma Room a Life Saver Patients in Kelowna, British Colombia have a better chance of survival thanks to a new room in the local hospital dedicated to handling traumatic injuries and illnesses.  Thanks to a hearty donation from the […]

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Physicians Fined for Sanitizing Gynecological Equipment Using Dishwasher

Of course, it's important to have sterile hospital equipment, but definitely not the way that three gynecologists decided to clean their equipment. According to recent report, three…

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New Noninvasive Test Could Help Diagnose More Cases of Colon Cancer

A colonoscopy is not a fun procedure, but an important one nontheless. By the time you are 50 years old, the Centers for Disease Control recommend that you begin having regular colonoscopies to…