viernes, 5 de enero de 2018

Hernias | Medical scans | Ticks | Know the science | Cornea transplants

Hernias | Medical scans | Ticks | Know the science | Cornea transplants

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Tips for Battling a Bulging Hernia 

A man carrying a heavy piece of wood on his shoulder.

Hernias form when a loop of intestine pops out of a weak area of your abdomen. Learn how to keep a small hernia from getting worse. (From NIH News in Health

How Do Medical Scans Work?

Two radiology technicians preparing to perform a CT scan on a patient.

A new mobile app can answer your questions about MRI, CT, and other medical scans. It’s available for iOS and Android devices. (From NIH News in Health)

Pics of Ticks

A female lone star tick on a green plant.

Tick bites can transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease. These photos of dog, deer, and lone star ticks may help you identify them. (From NIH’s NIAID)

Understanding the Science of Health

A man using a laptop at the library.

Do you know whether to trust a health story you read about? Check out the videos and quizzes that can help you better understand the science behind health research. (From NIH’s NCCIH) 

How Storing Corneas Affects Transplantation Success

A closeup of a golden brown eye.

A recent study of 1,330 transplants shows that corneas stored for up to 11 days have success rates similar to corneas stored for up to 7 days. (From NIH Research Matters)

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