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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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What is the scientific study of the patterns of growth in children?

What is the scientific study of the patterns of growth in children?

Epidemiology?: Your question made me think of two things - first the definition of the study of changes/diseases in a population - Epidemiology. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf But if you want an interesting read about the history of the development of the growth charts: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf ...Read more

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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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What is neurology the study of in general?

What is neurology the study of in general?

Subspecialty area: Neurology is the area of medicine that focuses on disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Illustrative disorders include stroke, headaches, parkinson's, alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, als, many injuries, neuropathy, myopathy, etc. To learn more, go to www.Aan.Com. ...Read more

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What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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Diagnostic imaging in 2009: update on evidence-based practice of pediatric imaging. What is the role of imaging in sinusitis?

Diagnostic imaging in 2009: update on evidence-based practice of pediatric imaging. What is the role of imaging in sinusitis?

Complicated but: Imaging indicated in sinusitis for chronic infections (>90 days), recurrent infections, concern for complications of sinusitis (e.g. Periorbital cellulitis, brain abscess), or preoperatively before sinus surgery. Ct scans are almost always done, but mris are helpful for intracranial or orbital extension. Threshold to image is higher in pediatric population in order to avoid unnecessary radiation. ...Read more

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What is the study of food and the body's use of it? Which doctors specialize in this?

What is the study of food and the body's use of it? Which doctors specialize in this?

That's nutrition: Unfortunately, presently most physicians have very limited knowledge in regards to nutrition(though this is slowly changing at the medical school level). In reality, you may be best served working with a nutritionist or finding a doctor who has a specialist interest in nutrition(this could be an internal medicine doctor, endocrinologist, obesity specialist, cardiologist, etc!) ...Read more

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What is the study of the hand? Which doctors specialize in it?

What is the study of the hand? Which doctors specialize in it?

This is a: branch of Orthopedics with a vety simple easy to remember title "Hand Specialists"! Z ...Read more

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What is the study of penises called? Which doctors study them?

What is the study of penises called? Which doctors study them?

Hmm?: Urologists tend to take care of many issues related to penis health. But I don't know a term for the study of penises. ...Read more

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Is there any research or study being conducted in the us on ketamine to relieve major depression, as in the recently published uk study at oxford heal?

Is there any research or study being conducted in the us on ketamine to relieve major depression, as in the recently published uk study at oxford heal?

Yes,several.: Several. You obviously read the research at oxford health nhs, one at houston's baylor college of medicine, new york mt. Sinai school of medicine and are the ones that immediately comes to mind. Although it is promising, the long term effects are yet unknown so more research is needed. ...Read more

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Looking for authors for the journal of allergy and clinical immunology?

Looking for authors for the journal of allergy and clinical immunology?

If you mean you: Would like to submit an article, contatc the editors via the website www.Jacionline.Org. ...Read more

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Which is the name for the study of disorders of the newborn?

Which is the name for the study of disorders of the newborn?

Neonatology: The question is a bit ambiguous.However, the specialty area dealing with newborn problems is neonatology.This encompasses the issues of early, normal or late born infants that become ill at birth or soon thereafter. There are many discipline that focus their efforts on areas within this age group. ...Read more

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Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

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Is completion of medical school one of the pre-requisites to becoming a fellow in the american academy of pediatrics?

Yes: A person must successfully complete medical school in order to become a physician. After 3 or more years of additional training in pediatrics, he or she can apply for membership to the aap. ...Read more

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New research findings in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma?

New research findings in the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma?

COG trials ongoing.: The best option is to find a cog treatment center and discuss this with them. In a nutshell, timing/dose/volume of agents is being optimized at present. Late effects and mixtures of drugs that may or may not be too toxic are just now finishing studies. New imaging and new radiation methods (protons) are also coming to light. Better than a 400 word answer, find a face to face option. ...Read more

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What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

What is the medical term that describes the study of sleep?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

Difficult question : Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease. No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early( pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis , one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads. ...Read more

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