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  • When it comes to hernias, size does matter

    There are over one million hernia surgeries every year in the U.S. alone, and 800,000 of those are to treat the most common type – an inguinal hernia. They affect all ages, races, and genders. Learn symptoms to watch out for.

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  • Gallbladder Diet: The Best 9 Foods to Eat for a Healthy Gallbladder

    Avoid side effects of malabsorption, such as acid reflux, gas, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, by eating more of these foods that aid fat digestion.

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  • What to know about an inguinal hernia

    An inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue pokes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall to either side of the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is a passage that occurs on each side of the lower abdomen and connects to the genitals.

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  • Biomimetically designed implantable plastic mesh reduces bacterial infections

    A polypropylene mesh for hernia treatment incorporating antibacterial properties developed by Parx Plastics NV (Rotterdam, Netherlands) was found to have a significantly lower bacteria count than a conventional polypropylene mesh in a pre-clinical study. The results of the study, which was conducted at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, have been published in the Journal of Surgical Research.

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  • Repair Surgery for Different Types of Hernias

    Hernias range in severity from barely noticeable to life-threatening, depending on the size of the defect and the organs involved. In some cases, hernia surgery is performed to remove the annoying or unsightly bulge; in other cases, severe organ damage can occur if surgery is not performed immediately to repair the problem.

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  • Adjusting to Life Without My Gallbladder

    While we can live without a gallbladder, its purpose is to break down fats with bile. Without a place to store the bile, it flows from the liver directly to the small intestines and makes fatty foods harder to digest.

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  • What to know about an inguinal hernia

    An inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue pokes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall to either side of the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is a passage that occurs on each side of the lower abdomen and connects to the genitals.

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  • Hernia During Pregnancy

    Developing a hernia during pregnancy is not always an immediate concern unless it becomes painful. However, if it is left untreated, it could eventually become more serious and even lead to life-threatening complications.

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  • Relieving Gallbladder Pain Naturally

    The most common symptom from gallbladder disease is pain from inflammation. The pain typically occurs in the upper-right section of your abdomen.

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  • Can We Predict Incisional Hernia?

    The aim of this study was to identify procedure-specific risk factors independently associated with incisional hernia (IH) and demonstrate the feasibility of preoperative risk stratification through the use of an IH risk calculator app and decision–support interface.

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