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skin biopsySkin Biopsies: What You Should Expect

Here are the 10 steps involved in having a skin biopsy. When you notice a concerning rash or mole on your skin, the body’s largest organ, it’s a good idea to see a dermatologist to have it evaluated. Sometimes after checking the area, your dermatologist may recommend a skin biopsy. Skin biopsies are an important part […]

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humidityFive Health Problems That Come from Excessive Humidity

Excessive humidity inside your home makes you feel uncomfortable. While minor discomfort is not a serious concern, there are some serious health issues that can develop when you spend a lot of time in an area where the humidity is consistently high. It’s important that you recognize the potential danger to your health and that […]

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what is a pathologistWhat Is a Pathologist?

While you may never meet one, a pathologist can impact your medical care in important ways. Here’s how: Several years ago, a contest sponsored by Yale Medicine’s Department of Pathology invited local middle-school students to answer the question “What is a pathologist?” in order to win a powerful microscope. “I still laugh at the answers we got,” says Jon […]

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Cardio, Others

peripheral artery diseasePeripheral Artery Disease: Rerouting Blood Vessels to Save a Patient’s Legs

Treatment of PAD has undergone a revolution since the first time Steve Valvanis had the condition. Steve Valavanis thought he put his circulation problems behind him 20 years ago, when he had major surgeries on both of his legs to replace his blocked arteries. But, in 2015, when the 64-year-old Mystic resident was playing golf […]

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clinical trialWith Clinical Trials, People Can Get New Treatments Not Available to Others

Besides testing treatments, research studies help doctors understand conditions so they can help future patients For over four years Jessica Donlon, 17, suffered from depression that was so severe, she had difficulty getting out of bed. She gave up cheerleading and softball, spending much of her time sleeping. She tried many kinds of medications and […]

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