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Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Perhaps something changed in me during the short months I spent in the hospital, doing what the nurses wouldn’t do. Carefully and with care, washing my mother, cleaning the diarrhea off her bottom and telling her over and over again, “Mama, please don’t apologize. You did this for me when I couldn’t and you would do it for me again...

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Bladder Control

Bladder Control

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

You are walking across the office and cough. Suddenly you are wet. It’s not an unusual phenomenon for both men and women. Called stress urinary incontinence, it can happen when you laugh, sneeze or when you lift heavy objects. Here is an infographic created by the American Urological Association’s Urology Care Foundation sharing facts about...

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HPV and Cancer

HPV and Cancer

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in Blog | 1 comment

It’s been less than 40 years since the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) was discovered and isolated.1 Since then, more than 100 types or variants have been found. Most of them are symptom-free, but several variants are associated with cervical cancer. HPV-16 and HPV-18 are the first two variants discovered that are associated with cancer; HPV-16 is in 50...

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Another Use for 3-D Printing: Pulmonary Stents

Another Use for 3-D Printing: Pulmonary Stents

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

I have yet to see a 3-D printer but apparently you can buy a portable one for around $500. The 3-D printer has been around since the 1980’s. Working from a three dimensional drawing done in a computer program called CAD, the printer lays down with a spraying nozzle layer upon layer of liquified plastics called thermoplastics which melt when heated and...

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