A Review of Littman Stethoscopes
Dr. David Littman, a famous cardiologist, inventor, and Harvard Medical School professor, greatly improved the acoustic qualities of stethoscopes in 1963. He believed it was vital to have a stethoscope with two chestpieces, an open one used to hear low pitch sounds and a closed, flat chestpiece to pick up higher pitched sounds. His ideas enabled doctors to get quicker, more accurate readings on patient’s internal body sounds. Instead of only being able to hear low or high-pitched sounds exclusively, doctors were able to listen to both frequencies with one stethoscope. Littman Stethoscopes have evolved dramatically over the years. Littman Stethoscopes are great for general physical assessment and for cardiology.
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A Response to the PLOS One Testosterone Study from Gary Donovitz MD
You may have read a recent report in the medical journal PLOS One that found an increased risk of heart attack in men given a testosterone supplement. I believe that this study is inaccurate, disingenuous and riddled with errors.
My name is Gary Donovitz MD, and I am the Medical Director of BioTE Medical, the largest hormone replacement company in the United States. My position gives me a unique understanding of the science and application of testosterone replacement supplements, which is why I find the PLOS One study to be erroneous at best and potentially dangerous at worst.
Here is just a selection of the biggest issues with the efficacy of the PLOS One study:
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A Guide to Diagnosing Yeast Infection in Women
The female human body is an organic machine made of nerve, muscle and bone. It can nurture babies for up to nine months. But, like all machines, it is prone to the occasional malfunction, such as, well, getting candidiasis – better known as a yeast infection, or in this case vaginal thrush. So how do you go about diagnosing yeast infection?
Not Quite Yeast, Actually…
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