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Graves’ Disease: General Overview
Figure 1: Illustration of the neck depicting the thyroid gland.

Graves’ Disease: General Overview

What is Graves’ Disease? The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located on the front of the neck below the larynx. It’s function is to produce hormones, called T3 and…

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Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
Figure 1: Illustrative view of the upper respiratory tract, larynx, and vocal folds.

Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare disease that is characterized by the growth of benign tumors in the respiratory tract caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Although they…

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Graves’ Disease: Treatment Overview
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the anterior neck and the underlying thyroid gland and trachea.

Graves’ Disease: Treatment Overview

Graves’ Disease is an autoimmune disease that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones, or hyperthyroidism. Graves’ Disease patients produce an antibody that interferes with the normal operation of their…

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Have You Heard of Wegener’s?
Figure 1: Normal Ear- This ear is in a healthy state with no abnormalities (left). Otitis Media-The middle ear is filled with fluid that results in trouble hearing, fever, feeling of fullness in the ear, and vertigo (right).

Have You Heard of Wegener’s?

Wegener’s Granulomatosis is a fairly uncommon autoimmune disorder in which small arterial blood vessels are attacked by the body, restricting blood flow to various organs. This ultimately results in scar…

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Derrick Rose: Orbital Fracture Precautions
Figure 1: Derrick Rose sustained an orbital fracture and will have to wear a protective mask (right) temporarily on his return to the NBA.

Derrick Rose: Orbital Fracture Precautions

CHICAGO, October 6, 2015 – Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during practice earlier this week after taking an elbow to the face. He underwent…

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