In the words of science writer Robert T. Gonzalez, “When astronomers talk about the number of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, they talk in terms of hundreds of billions. When microbiologists talk about the human microbiome — the bacteria, viruses and fungi living in and on our bodies – they talk in terms of hundreds of trillions. To put … Read More
Or would you just ignore the advice or recommendation of your physician? A recent study published in the July 12 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine says most patients want a say in their medical care, but avoid disagreeing with or contradicting their doctor. The survey of 1,340 adults suggests that respondents fear that contradicting their doctor’s recommendations would … Read More
The pancreas, an organ in your upper abdomen, has several important functions. It secretes fluids into the bowel to help you digest your food. It also secretes hormones into the blood, one being insulin which regulates blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes inflamed for any reason, it is called pancreatitis.