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CDC issues new prescription guidelines for opioids

(HealthDay)—A new advisory, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stresses that doctors—especially primary care physicians—should try to avoid prescription of opioids whenever possible. Two research ...

Mar 16, 2016
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Study finds gallbladder surgery can wait

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most common abdominal surgeries in the U.S. Yet medical centers around the country vary in their approaches to the procedure ...

Sep 23, 2014
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Gallbladder

In vertebrates the gallbladder (cholecyst, gall bladder, Biliary Vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. In humans the loss of the gallbladder is usually easily tolerated.

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