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UNIMED Especialistas en Urgencias Médicas en UNIMED Hospital

Por Cynthia Parada Camacho El Dr. Noe Arellano Hernández, es specialista en Urgencias Médicas en UNIMED. Graduado de la Escuela Nacional De Medicina y Homeopatía en El Instituto Politécnico Nacional. El Dr. Noe Arellano también es Miembro Honorario del American College of Emergency Phisicians (ACEP). Trabajó en diferentes hospitales del estado como en León, Celaya [...]

The Mammogram Crisis

By Salvador Quiroz The mammogram is a radiographic study of the human breast. While 98 percent of patients undergoing this procedure are women, the remaining two percent are men. This may come as a surprise to some people, but males are also born with mammary glands that tend to atrophy with time. But because all [...]

About the Prostate—Part II

By Salvador Quiroz Last week, you read some generalities about the prostate gland, prostatitis, and the beginning of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). BPH is defined as the noncancerous growth of the prostate. It is common for the prostate to enlarge as men get older, and symptoms usually appear after age 55. Currently, treatments for BPH [...]

Meet Unimed Hospital’s Medical Director

By Cynthia Parada Camacho Dr Emilio Ramirez, the medical director at UNIMED Hospital, received his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and then specialized in emergency medicine. He is a board-certified emergency physician with more than 20 years of experience in emergency rooms. He spent 17 of those years in private medicine working [...]

Follow-up—an essential step for good medicine

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By Salvador Quiroz The older I get, the more I am convinced that the spoken word is a very primitive and sometimes dangerous way for human beings to communicate. When hubby phones his spouse to let her know “I will be a little late for supper” and with dinner usually being at six, she understands [...]

Breathe Easier with Lung Cancer Screenings: A Q&A with Mark Onaitis, MD

By Dr. Mark Onaitis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7,000 chemicals are found in tobacco smoke, and at least 70 of those are known carcinogens—making smoking cigarettes a very dangerous habit. In fact, cigarette smoking is linked to up to 90 percent of lung cancers in the US. People [...]

Medical errors—is there a solution?

By Salvador Quiroz It made all the papers and the nightly news…the Institute of Medicine study released late in 1999 contends that as many as 98,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors—more than from traffic accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. New legislation has been proposed to control these medical errors, but that is [...]

On Call: Health Advice from UC San Diego Health Experts

By Brian Pedersen, MD, Anna McDivit Mizzell, MD, and Desiree Leithem, NP   Our experts answer your questions on everything from acne to zygomycosis. This month, our experts discuss how Mother Nature affects blood pressure, what it means if you have lupus, and the causes of hiccups. Does cold weather affect blood pressure? Anna McDivit [...]

Cancer Screening Available at Hospital H+

By Salvador Quiroz Early detection of cancer can be a lifesaver. Regular screening of apparently healthy people permits diagnosis in its early stages, when cancer is most curable. Among the major killer cancers are breast, colon and rectum, cervix, and prostate cancer. The doctors and staff of Hospital H+ San Miguel have the latest equipment [...]

Personal Health Latest in Weight-Loss Research and More

By Nancy Johnston Hall Which Diet is Best for Losing Weight—Low Carb or Low-Fat? Bottom line: it’s a draw. In a recent, well-designed study at Stanford University, published in February in the Journal of the American Medical Association, both types of diets worked equally well. Study participants were told to choose high-quality foods but were [...]

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