With TV (television) shows such as ER (emergency room) and CSI (crime scene investigations) all part of popular culture, this article aims to put you in the know about medical abbreviations that you or your loved ones may encounter. First, if you have ever had your doctor (MD … [Read more...] about Some Medical I.N.I.T.I.A.L.S.
The word "adhesion" is familiar to many people, but its exact meaning and possible implication are often not as clear. An adhesion is simply tissue that is stuck together that shouldn’t be. During normal healing after trauma, infection or surgery, the body repairs damaged … [Read more...] about The Sticky Subject of Adhesions
Obesity is a national epidemic. According to the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Survey, almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight and 30.5% are obese. Obesity differs from being overweight. Overweight usually refers to excess body weight compared to a set … [Read more...] about Do You Know Your BMI?