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A Recent Study Looks at Long-Term Hepatitis C Recurrence Patterns

A fellowship-trained Orlando, Florida, physician focusing on critical care medicine, Dr. Inga Khachaturova has also completed research in hepatology. In conducting hepatological studies, Dr. Inga Khachaturova has worked to advance knowledge in a field that encompasses conditions of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and biliary tree. 135 more words

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Medical Art

During one of my clinical days, one of the supervisors asked me to paint “severe mitral regurgitation” as seen on an echocardiogram. For those who don’t know what that means, it occurs when the heart’s mitral valve doesn’t close all the way, allowing the blood to leak through the valve when should be closed. 63 more words


Burn Bag: Will FSOs be allowed to Opt Out of WHA Zika-infected assignments?

Via Burn Bag:

Will FSOs be allowed to Opt Out of WHA Zika-infected assignments?   

“The safety of our employees is paramount and providing this option was the right thing to do under these circumstances,” 9 more words

Foreign Service

The Footprints of Funny Feet: Chapter 5 Scars, Staples and Saws

In this chapter, my readers may require a strong stomach because this chapter discusses the many surgeries I have had within my lifetime. I will talk about what each scar meant to me than and what the same scars mean to me now.  682 more words


Will the VA Let Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veterans?

Philip Smith reports in Drug War Chronicles:

On Wednesday, a group of 21 US senators and representatives sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs calling on it to allow VA doctors to discuss and recommend marijuana as medicine in states where it is legal.

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Public Health Funding in the United States Is Steadily Declining

Dr. James Freije is a board-certified otolaryngologist practicing with Mount Nittany Physician Group in State College, Pennsylvania. Possessing more than three decades of medical experience, Dr. 184 more words

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