health and medicine

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Reconstruction options, MRI, neutrophils

Reconstruction options, MRI, neutrophils

Two of my girlfriends from Circle of Hope, our breast cancer support group in Kenosha, happen to have had the same plastic surgeon that I have. They each underwent a different breast reconstruction procedure. I asked if we could meet up so they could show me what their breasts look and feel like. I was able to ask whatever questions could help me make my decision.

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GERD (acid reflux) symptoms relief from yogurt?

GERD (acid reflux) symptoms relief from yogurt?

It seems bizarre to me the way that acid reflux disease (a.k.a. gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) has seemingly come out of nowhere to afflict so many people — and that its sufferers so readily gulp the array of remedies concocted by the pharmaceutical...

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Fungus disease in Pacific Northwest: Cryptococcus gattii

Fungus disease in Pacific Northwest: Cryptococcus gattii

(X-ray image from CDC website) Nothing wakes up an amateur hypochondriac like a harrowing and deadly fungus disease story on NPR's Morning Edition. Here is today's: NPR.org: Fungal Disease Spreads Through Pacific Northwest The fungus is Cryptococcus gattii, and as...

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Lungs in transplants came from smokers

Lungs in transplants came from smokers

At first, I thought this was a Monty Python sketch when I heard this story about lung transplants this morning on the BBC's World Update: BBC News: Smokers' lungs given to patients Of course, as it turns out, it's not funny at all. There's a shortage of organ donors,...

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‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ (movie, 2007)

‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ (movie, 2007)

We are all doomed, all facing annihilation at an hour approaching more rapidly than we would like to admit. In the meantime, we seek to communicate our experiences to our fellow living beings. We want others to know what life feels like from our perspective, perhaps...

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP is getting panned

I know Gwyneth Paltrow as an actress, and as a rock and roll wife and mother to a couple of kids with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. I also had read that she was part of a Mario Batali foodie/travel series on PBS called Spain ... On the Road Again which I probably...

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Last photo of Donald Dibble

Last photo of Donald Dibble

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Amy's sister Donna wheels their dad Don out of Milwaukee's VA Medical Center. An emphysema sufferer as a result of smoking, Don died in the early hours of the following morning.

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