Monthly Archives: January 2013

Quadruple Amptutee Gets New Arms -Video Links

This amazing soldier was released from Johns Hopkins after a 13 hour surgery to implant arms from a cadaver in December. The following is from CNN.com – CBS video links follow: A U.S. Army infantryman who lost all four limbs in a 2009 roadside explosion in Iraq has undergone radical transplant surgery that may help […]

Scans Show NFL Alums with Alzheimer’s Protein

Researchers at UCLA think they’ve found a way using PET scans to determine if someone like a football player may have brain injuries that lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the illness that the San Diego Chargers’ Junior Seau was recently found to have when he committed suicide last May. Even until now, CTE is […]

Gigantism Death Makes News This Week

We study gigantism in the endocrinology chapter. It’s a problem with growth hormone where the person doesn’t stop growing. You have gigantism if the epiphyseal plate has not been fused yet. If they were fused, the bone would grow outward and not up and you’ll have acromegaly. Tanya Angus is a Las Vegas resident who […]

Americans Die Earlier than Citizens of Other Westernized Countries

CNN Reports that despite spending more per person on health care than any other country, Americans are getting sicker and dying younger than our international peers — a problem persisting across all ages and both genders, according to a new report. In 2011, the National Research Council found life expectancy in the United States was […]

SOS Clinton with Blood Clot in Brain

Aides said that Mrs. Clinton, 65, had become dehydrated this month because of a stomach virus she contracted during a trip to Europe. She fainted and struck her head, causing the concussion. Just before the New Year, she was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in the brain. It was hard to get […]