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When one of the heart's natural pumps isn’t working well, a ventricular assist device can be used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. A ventricular assist device is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart (the ventricles) to [...]
The pituitary gland is a hormone-producing gland at the base of the brain. Sometimes known as the "master gland," the pituitary gland produces and regulates hormones that help the body function. Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland.
Some pituitary tumors result in too many of [...]
A recent study suggests that severe alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise, especially in young adults. There appears to be an increase in those who are at greater risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death, according to the study published in JAMA. And the potential cause is binge drinking. [...]
For men over 50, prostate problems are common. The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and surrounds the top portion of the urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder. The prostate's primary function is to produce the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. [...]
Cancer is a disease that affects nearly everyone. An estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018 and more than 600,000 people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. A cancer diagnosis brings with it emotions for the patient, as well as the family [...]