Cardiology

Q and A: Hole in heart treatment options

I recently was hospitalized for something unrelated, but during my treatment, I was given a transesophageal echocardiogram that recorded a hole in my heart. The care team at the hospital where I was being treated said there ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: What is lymphoma?

My sister recently noticed significantly enlarged lymph nodes in her neck. Her primary care physician said he thought she had lymphoma. What is lymphoma and what is her prognosis? Is it hereditary?

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Black women less likely to get laparoscopic fibroid surgeries

Surgery for uterine fibroids can often be done through minimally invasive techniques that avoid a hospital stay. But Black and Hispanic women may be less likely to receive these treatments, a recent study finds.

Health

Specialist explains why multiple sclerosis can be misdiagnosed

Every five minutes, someone in the world receives the life-changing news that they have multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the protective layer of the nerves and causes lesions, or scars, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New data model reveals novel infertility treatment recommendations

A new data analysis model developed in part by University of Minnesota faculty is shedding more light on potential treatment for women facing infertility issues, offering possibilities for the future of health recommendation ...

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