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Liver Biopsy

Liver Biopsy Liver Biopsy Source: NIH Publication No. 00-4731 With a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician is able to examine a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. This procedure involves using a special needle to remove tissue from the liver…

West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know

West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention What Is West Nile Virus?West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America…

FAQ’ s on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Health Article FAQ’ s on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Q #1: What is alcoholism? Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes the following four symptoms: – Craving–A strong need, or urge, to drink. – Loss…

High Antioxidant Foods

Did you know that certain foods that are high in antioxidants can help in boosting your immune system…

News Release: 12 types of cancer linked to 9 risk factors.

More than one-third of 7 million cancer deaths caused by 9 avoidable risk factors…

Targeted Drugs delivery with Microbubbles

This approach for treating brain tumors provides greater accuracy for targeted drug delivery. Human clinical trials still several years away…

What is a Congenital Heart Defect?

What is a Congenital Heart Defect? What is a Congenital Heart Defect? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The term “congenital heart defect” indicates that a structural problem (or defect) in a baby’s heart is present at birth. A baby’s heart begins to form…

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Questions and Answers

Find answers to your questions about cancer prevention…