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  • My Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication
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    November 12, 1999 To whom it may Concern, Over a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in all extremities. As the months passed, even while on medication, it became more and more difficult to move. During the month of June, I was treated at the Palm Bay Community Hospital, on an out patient basis, for a cyst on my back, between my shoulder blades. Because of this surgery, I had to stop working. I could no longer afford to pay for the room I rented and had to move in with...
  • Brain Tumors
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    What are Tumors and How Can They Affect the Brain? I would like to start this essay by saying, I have an interest in covering this topic because I know of a couple people that are very close to me that have been affected by this condition. A doctor found a benign, tumor within my friend's brain at the age of thirteen, but he is now twenty-four years old and as healthy as ever. My father is the other person I know who had a tumor. A team of doctors found his tumor when he was thirty-nine years ol...
  • Historic Evidence Of Brain Surgery
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    Brain surgery is perhaps the oldest of the practiced medical arts. No hard evidence exists suggesting a beginning to the practice of other facets of medicine such as pharmacology -- using drugs, chemical and natural ingredients to help a fellow human being. There is ample evidence, however, of brain surgery, dating back to the Neolithic (late Stone Age) period. Unearthed remains of successful brain operations, as well as surgical implements, were found in Trois Frees, France - Europe's noted arc...
  • Ancient Psychosurgery Brain Surgery
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    Psychosurgery is the scientific treatment of mental disorders by means of brain surgery. To us it may seem absurd that the destruction of an area of the brain could lead to an improvement of a mental process. But, consider what happens when another organ in the body threatens the well being of the whole. Many times the only solution is to remove the organ permanently and eliminate the source of the problem. Ancient Psychosurgery Brain surgery is perhaps the oldest of the practiced medical arts. ...
  • Offering Fetal Surgery
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    ? Fetal surgery itself Dna Fetal-Surgery? Fetal surgery itself is a relatively new procedure with only a few hundred attempts world wide. Because of the risk of inducing preterm labor and delivering so early in the pregnancy, fetal surgery traditionally was reserved for life- threatening circumstances. While spina bifida is not necessarily life- threatening, it is the most common debilitating birth defect, diagnosed in about one of every 1,000 here in the US. Babies born with spina bifida typica...

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