Posts Tagged 'disease'

The Future of Personalized Medicine

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It is common knowledge that the health care industry has a rapidly changing landscape—and right now is an especially exciting time.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a goal to move the health care system toward paying providers on the quality of care provided to their patients, rather than the quantity.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jun 06, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Coping with Mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma is a serious form of cancer. The disease causes tumors to grow in the membranes that surround the organs. It occurs most often in the chest, but it can occur in any part of the body where these membranes occur. The cancer can also metastasize, or spread, to other parts of the body. In the early stages the disease can cause fatigue and respiratory complications; in the later stages the disease can cause damage to the nerves leading to a variety of dysfunctions. If the disease metastasizes, it can cause further disabling symptoms depending on where it spreads. Additionally, some of the treatments used to manage the disease can also be strenuous.

Posted by Chris Meloni Oct 13, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Power of One’s Mortality

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This week I experienced a first. A horrible, dreaded, stop-you-in-your-footsteps first. One of my student’s in class is dying.

Posted by Ryan McLean Dec 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Dogs Detect Disease

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It has been reported that over a third of a dog’s brain is devoted to scent detection. The amazing ability of dogs to recognize and analyze scents is based upon the 220 million scent receptors in their brains (compared to the 20 million scent receptors in the human brain).

Posted by Tanya Apr 26, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment