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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

What is American Society of Plastic Surgeons The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons ...

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Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services

What is Canadian Blood Services Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the blood supply in all provinces and territories of Canada, outside of Quebec, and oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network and is taking steps to increase transplant opportunities for patients by collecting ...

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What Is Cancer Immunotherapy and Types, Side Effects

Immunotherapy and Side Effects

Immunotherapy and Side Effects Immunotherapy is one of the most exciting areas of new discoveries and treatments for many different kinds of cancer. Understanding how the immune system works is opening the doors to developing new treatments that are changing the way we think about and treat cancer. Most people ...

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Organ Heart Transplantation

Organ Heart Transplantation

What is Organ Heart Transplantation Organ Heart Transplantation is surgery to remove the diseased heart from a person and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor. The patient’s own heart is either removed and replaced with the donor heart or, less commonly, the recipient’s diseased heart is ...

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What is infectious mononucleosis (mono)

Infectious mononucleosis (mono)

Infectious mononucleosis (mono) Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some people call it “the kissing disease.” People ...

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

What is Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare connective tissue disease. The disease is caused by a mutation of the body’s repair mechanism, which causes fibrous tissue to be ossified spontaneously or when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen ...

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Psilocybin and How Psilocybin Improves Your Brain

What is psilocybin

What is psilocybin Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic substance obtained from certain types of mushrooms that are indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Mexico, and the United States. These mushrooms typically contain 0. 2 to 0.4 percent psilocybin and a trace amount of psilocyn, another hallucinogenic substance. Both ...

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What are Opiates

What are Opiates

What are Opiates Opiates are a group of drugs that are used for treating pain. They are derived from opium which comes from the poppy plant. Opiates go by a variety of names including opiates, opioids, and narcotics. The term opiates is sometimes used for close relatives of opium such ...

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Depression

depression Symptoms & Types

Depression Symptoms & Types Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. It causes feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a ...

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Oxycodone Dangerous and Effects of Oxycodone Abuse

Oxycodone Dependence and Dangerous

Oxycodone Dependence and Dangerous Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone extended-release is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of oxycodone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain. Oxycodone ...

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