The previews for this show were so thrilling I thought that I wouldn’t have to make up crap for this article to be interesting. Ted and Ghandia were going to explode and Clay would be strangled. I buttered my popcorn and sat down for a nice evening of family entertainment. Continue reading “Conversations, Observations, and Way-Thorough Recap, Part 1”
Options For Treating Fibroids
My wife promptly consulted a new gynecologist, who conducted two imaging tests to better determine the size and location of ClaraТs fibroids, and to determine if any blocked her fallopian tubes.
When my wife went for a physical exam in September 2000 to have her frequent incontinence and recurring abdominal pain diagnosed, our family doctor told Clara that she might have uterine fibroid tumors. Because he assured her that fibroids are benign, Clara and I werenТt horribly afraid that her health was in great danger. Continue reading “Uterine Fibroids — What Are Your Options? Part 1”
The birth kit is ready. The bag is packed. You’ve picked a pediatrician and have highlighted important passages in your trusty copy of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. You’re ready to have this baby, right? Continue reading “Your Support Network”
Cell-mediated immune responses to HCV antigens may play a role in the pathogenes is of chronic liver disease, viral persistence, and treatment outcome in patients with HCV infection. Observations suggest that CD8 + T cells may be critical for successful HCV clearance. Continue reading “HCV Clearance: IFN Treatment and T Helper Cell Response”
Q.I have had a hard knot in my neck for two and a half months. I began to worry because my aunt died of Hodgkin’s disease in her 20s, which is my age. I went to a doctor, and he said it was normal and probably left over from a viral infection, and that if it is still present in two months to come and get a biopsy. He did not bother to ask any other questions.
I became very frustrated and upset. Now I’m not sure what to do. It’s only on one side, and it’s immovable and firm. I looked up the symptoms and have experienced most of the ones for Stage I. I’m a medical student and I am sure something is wrong, but I refuse to see that doctor again.
Certainly lymph nodes may become fibrotic (hardened) after an infection, but they are usually mobile.
(I have one behind my ear, and when I was a med student I was convinced it was a sign of cancer! I also thought I had beriberi; don’t ask me why — med school does strange things to the mind!)
You should have a CBC (complete blood count) done, and you should get a second opinion. Even if you have to see a doctor not covered under your health plan, the investment will be well worth the peace of mind. Good luck — with finding out what is going on with the neck mass as well as with medical school.
Q.A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a chipped disc in my back. The piece lodged near my sciatic nerve center. I was told that I could have surgery, or I could just tough it out and it would eventually dissolve. Continue reading “Years after Herniated Disc”
Another use for old machines
Finally, remote control proved to be an early problem. My main amplifier is located in the basement, and while I have a remote that lets me control the volume and the CD player, I obviously couldn’t control a PC with a stereo remote control. I quickly found a way around this problem, though. I took an old PC (an IBM Thinkpad 750C — it’s five years old and has a really slow 486 processor, so it was kind of useless to me) and placed it upstairs in my living room. Continue reading “Junkie needs his digi-music fix. Part 2”
I originally used AudioCatalyst from Xing.com (www.xingtech.com) to encode each CD into MP3 format, but soon moved over to MusicMatch Jukebox for the simple reason that it offered a higher encoding rate. (You can download a trial version of each of these programs.)