June 13, 2013 /

As a senior resident, I was frequently asked to assess the preoperative risk of patients and currently do it on a daily basis as faculty. The goal is to identify procedures and patient factors that could significantly elevate the risk …
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May 19, 2013 /

The role vitamin D plays in regulating bone mineralization is well known. Adequate serum levels of vitamin D have been shown to aid in the prevention of fractures (1). Fractures in older adults, especially of the hip, create havoc. These …
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May 18, 2013 /

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone strength is compromised, which leads to increased risk of fractures. The main mechanism involved in osteoporosis is an imbalance between osteoblastic activity and osteoclastic activity. Osteoblast cells play a role in bone formation; …
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May 17, 2013 /

A 956-word essay by a Hollywood actress has increased awareness of breast cancer genetic syndromes on par with the work of large organizations like the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.   In a widely read …
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May 11, 2013 /

Politicians are known to be secretive regarding their social histories. Often—as was the case with former South Carolina governor and future U.S. representative Mark Sanford—this relates to the sexual history. For New Jersey governor Chris Christie, it was his diet …
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May 1, 2013 /

To most people, the acronym AAA stands for the association that helps replace a flat tire or fill your car with gas when the tank goes empty. For doctors, it spells danger: a potentially lethal localized ballooning of the largest …
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