The hand of a doctor after removing his medical precautionary suit and gloves after 10 hours of duty.

Background The use of examination gloves is part of the standard precautions to prevent medical staff from transmission of infectious agents between patients. Gloves also protect the staff from infectious agents originating from patients. Adequate protection, however, depends on intact gloves. The risk of perforation of examination gloves is thought to correlate with duration of […]

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Ambulance charges patient 8000$ for a 20 mile trip

Devin Hall, a 67-year-old retired postal inspector in Northern California. While he faces stage 3 prostate cancer, Hall is also fighting a $7,109.70 out-of-network ambulance bill from American Medical Response, the nation’s largest ambulance provider. On Dec. 27, 2016, Hall went to a local hospital with rectal bleeding. Since the hospital didn’t have the right specialist to […]

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11 week old fetus

An 11-week-old human fetus that has died in the womb has gone through ‘Diaphonization’: Cleaned & given chemical compounds to bring out the color of the soft tissue, especially the original transparent skin. Scientists do it to examine the diseases that cause miscarriages. What is a miscarriage? Miscarriage is when an embryo or fetus dies before the 20th week […]

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Dilated cardiomyopathy

Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Views of the heart in a 61-year-old woman who had had evidence of chronic heart failure since age 51 years. She did reasonably well on medical therapy until age 59 years, when the heart failure worsened considerably and an implantable cardiac defibrillator was inserted. During the 2 years before transplant, the heart […]

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