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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are the female reproductive glands. They consist of three types of cells: epithelial, germ, and stromal. When the cells in the ovaries grow abnormally, they develop into tumors that can be noncancerous or cancerous. If cancerous tumors are not detected early, the cancer cells can spread from the ovaries throughout the pelvic region …

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Abdominal Distension: The 6 Fs that can help your diagnosis

Abdominal Distension: The 6 Fs that can help your diagnosis

The approach to a patient with abdominal distention needs to be viewed in the appropriate clinical context. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of a good history which will determine your level of concern in working your patient up. As a gastroenterologist, many patients who see me in clinic have chronic gastrointestinal complaints, most notably …

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Shoulder Arthritis Narrated Animation.

Shoulder Arthritis Narrated Animation.

The main joint of the shoulder is the joint between the head of the humerus – the upper arm bone, and the glenoid cavity of the scapula -the shoulder blade. This is a ball-and-socket type of joint. Shoulder arthritis refers to loss of cartilage on the surface of the humeral head and the glenoid of …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology – Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: By Kate Pulman M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: By Kate Pulman M.D.

Abnormal vaginal bleeding may occur in the following scenarios: Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, Intermenstrual bleeding, Bleeding associated with pregnancy, or Post-menopausal bleeding. There are four important circumstances that you cannot afford to miss: Disorders of early pregnancy: all women of reproductive age who present with vaginal bleeding should have a pregnancy test. Bleeding in …

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Examination of the Scrotum

Examination of the Scrotum

hello my name is Trevor Schuler I’m a urologist at the University of Alberta Hospital. Our purpose today is to outline proper technique for examination of the scrotum. The scrotal exam should be included in any patient with genital urinary symptoms and in many other patients with abdominal pain. First of all we’ll talk about …

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TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Animation.

The temporomandibular joint – the TMJ – is the joint between the lower jawbone – the mandible – and the temporal bone of the skull. The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area …

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Human Physiology : What Is Protein Synthesis?

Human Physiology : What Is Protein Synthesis?

You may have heard that if you want to build muscle mass, it’s helpful to eat more protein. But how does the protein in the food that you eat actually turn into more muscles? I’m Janice Creneti and this is what is protein synthesis? Protein synthesis is one of the many complicated processes in your …

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A Homeless Mom Suddenly Ate 40 Cookies. This Is What Happened To Her Heart.

A Homeless Mom Suddenly Ate 40 Cookies. This Is What Happened To Her Heart.

A starving mom suddenly ate 40 cookies, this is what happened to her heart. MJ is a 35 year old woman, presenting to the emergency room delirious, the paramedics found her on the street lying on the ground, shaking with several empty boxes of cookies and her children. You see, MJ was a homeless woman …

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