Texas Medical Observer welcomes it’s newest columnist: Lucy Wiley

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Forget the milk. Got diagnosis?

 
By: Lucy Wiley
 
The TV doctor makes a diagnosis and saves another patient. In real life, thousands of patients trudge from one doctor to another, trying to learn whatever ails them. After years of frustration, undiagnosed patients sometimes quit seeing doctors. That’s what I did.

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A Bright, New Future for Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in males, with about 240,000 diagnoses expected this year.

HIV plus HPV Leads to Increased Anal Cancer Risk in Men

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Human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer in women, is also known to cause anal cancer in both women and men.

Male Infertility Linked to Mortality

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Men who are infertile because of defects in their semen appear to be at increased risk of dying sooner than men with normal semen, according to a study.

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Forty Per Cent of Female Prisoners Enter Correctional System with a Traumatic Brain Injury

A study published today found that almost 40 per cent of Ontario female prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Sleep Health Must Explore Sex and Gender Differences, Says New Report from the Society for Women’s Health Research

Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments.

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

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For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it — chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse — can have lasting negative impacts.


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Hidalgo County-Expanding Knowledge; Improving Lives

The mission of AgriLife Extension is a seemingly simple one: improving the lives of people....

Home Sweet Home is the New Normal for Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis used to lead to prolonged stays at the hospital. Not anymore. Cancer screenings,...

Targeting Tumors: Radiation Delivers Precise Treatments

Over the past decade, radiation therapy has advanced significantly, and continues to be one of the...

One Injection Stops Diabetes in Its Tracks

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In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days.

Favorite TV Reruns May Have Restorative Powers

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Favorite TV Reruns May Have Restorative Powers We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving. But what if watching TV under specific conditions could actually provide the mental boost you need to tackle a difficult task? A new paper that describes two studies by Jaye […]

Reng’s Road Stretches From ‘Lost Boy’ to MTSU Master’s Degree

MTSU instructor Alier Reng, who was known as Johnson Reng until he legally changed his name earlier this year, was born..

After a Prognosis of 6 Weeks to Live, Leukemia Patient Celebrates 25 Years of Survival

"Velma and Mary were some of the early pioneers of bone marrow transplants," said Stiff, director of Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer..

Low-cost TB test means quicker, More Reliable Diagnosis for Patients

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A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes, according to a study published this week in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

Fatal Cellular Malfunction Identified in Huntington’s Disease

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could..

Partnership Brings the Most Advanced Kidney Transplant Care to Lubbock, Texas

UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University Medical Center Health System (UMC) in Lubbock, Texas, have forged a new partnership in..
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Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a..
child Heads with gears

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a..
child Heads with gears

Early Life Stress Can Leave Lasting Impacts on the Brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a..