New research reported by an oral surgeon in Boston shows that if the threat of lung cancer, breast cancer, and emphysema is not enough to make smokers quit, they should consider the increased risk of needing a root canal.
Although it seems incredible after 2500 years of human cadaveric dissection, a surgeon has recently discovered previously undescribed tendons in the human body. One is connected to the top part of the femur or thigh bone and one is at the base of the thumb.
With a bureacratic decision that is probably baffling to United States patients and physicians alike and perhaps a warning for what centralized medicine can bring, the governmental health authorities in the UK have told a British surgeon to delay patient surgeries. Peter Cox has hit his quota for number of surgeries for the year and the hospital does not have the budget to allow him to perform any additional surgeries. He has been told that he must delay providing care to these patients.
Famed conductor James Levine’s will need shoulder surgery and will likely need three months to fully recover and be able to return to work. In a perhaps classic example of the proverb “Pride goeth before a ….” the maestro was returning to the stage to acknowledge applause and tripped and fell, tearing his rotator cuff.
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