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Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Kidney Transplants: How They Work

Out of all the organs transferred from donors to eager recipients, kidneys are the most in demand. Kidney transplants are the most frequently performed transplant operation in the United States, with approximately 16,000 such procedures occurring each year. Though these ...

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Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

Putting a Number on Organ Transplant Success

In the United States, dozens of people receive organ transplants each day, saving them from succumbing to various illnesses and medical conditions. While organ transplantation is nothing new, the sheer amount of years added to the lives of organ recipients ...

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The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

The Three Main Types of Ear Infection

Like every other part of the body, the ears are vulnerable to hostile invasions of bacteria and viruses. Ear infections are a frequent occurrence, especially among young children. In fact, infections of the ear are the second most prevalent illness ...

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Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

Keeping Your Ears Pain-free While Flying

While air travel is certainly a staple of modern times, the sheer amount of air traffic might surprise you. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), over 8 million people fly on a daily basis. With so many people ...

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A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

A Look at DNA Maintenance Inside the Body

In the last few decades, much has been written about the subject of DNA, and for good reason. The DNA a person receives from his or her parents determines all of their physical characteristics, and may leave them vulnerable to ...

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Steps for Treating and Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Steps for Treating and Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear occurs when bacteria infects the outer ear and/or ear canal, a tube-shaped passageway that allows sound to reach the ear drum. Many people develop this condition while swimming, particularly in contaminated water. Warm water can foster bacterial grown ...

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The Important Role of the Achilles’ Tendon

The Important Role of the Achilles’ Tendon

Though the only flaw of legendary Greek hero Achilles was his heel, it would be unfair to characterize the Achilles tendon as some sort of brittle piece of tissue. On the contrary, the Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest ...

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