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What is Internal Medicine?

What is Internal Medicine?

Internal medicine is a large and diverse field that deals with diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders affecting organs in the body. Primarily it includes diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other vital organs. It also has specialties such as...

The Most Common Minor Surgeries

The Most Common Minor Surgeries

Surgery is a severe and major operation that involves cutting into your body to repair damaged tissues or remove diseased organs. But minor surgeries are also done in hospitals and clinics and may consist of surgery on the eyes, ears, nose, throat, teeth, and tonsils....

Finding a Primary Care Provider

Finding a Primary Care Provider

Finding a Primary Care Provider can be difficult. Many different types of providers offer services to the community, and not all of them are appropriate for your needs. So if you're looking for help finding a Primary Care Provider, this blog post is just what you...

Colonoscopies: An Overview

Colonoscopies: An Overview

If you’re nearing the age of 45, you may be dreading what’s to come: colonoscopies. The name may seem scary, but it’s not a painful procedure at all. In fact, many people say that the worst part of the whole process is the preparation. Furthermore, you won’t even be...

The Importance of Routine Check-Ups

The Importance of Routine Check-Ups

The first thing to do when you come down with a cold is to see your doctor. The same goes for routine check-ups. Even if you feel good, it is important to schedule regular visits with your doctor at least once every year. This will allow them the opportunity to...

Septicemia: An Overview

Septicemia: An Overview

When someone has an infection in their bloodstream, it is known as septicemia. This is also known as blood poisoning. It happens when certain bacteria infects a part of a person's body, such as the skin or lungs, and enter the bloodstream. It is a dangerous situation....

Different Types of Medical Imaging

Different Types of Medical Imaging

Today we’ll be looking at different types of medical imaging tests, as listed in a UVA Radiology article. X-Rays These are simple, painless tests that use ionizing radiation to produce images of the structures or bones in your body. These are used to diagnose...

Kidney Stones : An Overview

Kidney Stones : An Overview

Today we’ll be going through an overview of kidney stones, as listed in a Mayoclinic blog post. Kidney Stones These stones, commonly called calculi, nephrolithiasis, or urolithiasis, are hard deposits made from the salt and other minerals that generally form in your...

The Most Common Infections

The Most Common Infections

Human health has long been an essential part of society. Health care centers have been developed to improve health care delivery. Despite the presence of these healthcare facilities, there are still various infections that affect human beings daily. Here are some...

Common Thyroid Abnormalities

Common Thyroid Abnormalities

The thyroid gland is a widespread butterfly-like organ located in the throat area at the trachea section. Its prime roles affect numerous body functions such as digestion, heart function, skin nourishment, fertility, and growth. Thyroid abnormalities are caused by...