A very personal and private story about a disabled lady, named Julia Grove, who sued her doctor herself. She could not afford to pay the hourly rate for a malpractice lawyer. The pursuit of justice led Julia Grove to sue her gynecologist. The book gives insight on what barriers Julia Grove encountered and overcame in […]
INTRODUCTION Physical inactivity has become a major public hazard (1,2). Epidemiological and experimental studies over the past 50 years convincingly show that physical inactivity contributes substantially to morbidity and mortality (3,4,5). In males low-frequency regular physical training activities were associated with lower body fat than that present in sedentary males (1).
Introduction Kava is an intoxicating drink that has been used traditionally by the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific (Singh 1992). Much like alcohol in Western cultures, kava plays an important role in many South Pacific social and religious rituals and is also used as a recreational intoxicant (Singh 1992). Traditionally kava is prepared through […]
Background. HIV infection is common in South Africa, often remaining clinically latent and liable to be missed during clinical pre-operative assessment, despite the patient having a severe degree of immune compromise. Objectives. The primary objective was to determine the pre-operative physical status of patients presenting for anaesthesia, and to compare this with subsequent HIV tests […]
Byline: Sayyed Morteza Heidari, Mojtaba Rahimi, Fater Saeb and Amir Shafa ABSTRACT
An important diagnostic tool for the evaluation of thyroid disease, thyroid ultrasound has recently become available for use in surgical offices. The purpose of this report is to determine the lesional sensitivity of office-based thyroid ultrasound and its impact on clinical decision making. Surgical office-based thyroid ultrasound was performed on 49 consecutive patients who presented […]
Introduction Health is a birth right of every individual and there is increasing evidence that the dietary habits of people are important determinants of health. Proper dietary substances can protect people from chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a universal health problem affecting human society at […]