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Is There Treatment for Varicose Veins?

What Are Varicose Veins, and What Causes Them? Blood is meant to travel from your heart throughout your body via your veins. These veins have valves that open to let blood flow past and close off behind it. When these valves aren’t working correctly or become weak, blood is then backed up around the vein… Read More »

A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.

A judicial ruling this month that will stop questionable stem-cell treatments at a clinic in Florida is widely seen as a warning to a flourishing industry that has attracted huge numbers of patients, who pay thousands of dollars for unproven, risky procedures. But with little regulatory oversight for the hundreds of clinics operating these lucrative… Read More »

‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

“Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s a picture… Read More »

Is there a link between heartburn and gas?

Heartburn and gas can occur together. Although one does not cause the other, they may make each other worse. Certain underlying conditions can potentially cause both heartburn and gas. In these cases, treating the underlying condition will help relieve both the gas and heartburn. A person can have heartburn or gas independently of each other.… Read More »