Month: May 2020

Superficial Spreading Melanoma

Superficial Spreading Melanoma: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Superficial Spreading Melanoma: Know the Signs What’s superficial spreading melanoma? Superficial spreading melanoma is a type of skin cancer that slowly grows horizontally across the top layer of skin before moving to the deeper layers. It’s the most common form of melanoma, accounting for 70 percent of all cases. While it’s uncommon in children, superficial spreading melanoma can …

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Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc

Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc: Benefits | Side Effects | Dosage

What Are the Benefits of Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc Supplements? Overview Calcium, magnesium, and zinc are three minerals that are vital to several bodily processes. Though they occur naturally in a variety of foods, many people take supplements to help increase their intake. Combined mineral supplements like calcium-magnesium-zinc have gained popularity recently, especially among people looking to improve …

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premature-rupture-tests

Premature Rupture of Membranes: First-Level Tests

Tests for Premature Rupture of Membranes Premature Rupture of Membranes: What Is it? In pregnant women, premature rupture of membranes (PROM) occurs when the amniotic sac that surrounds the baby (the membrane) breaks before the start of labor. It is more commonly referred to as “when your water breaks.” Membrane rupture that occurs before the …

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Expiratory Reserve Volume

Expiratory Reserve Volume: Definition and Measurement

What Is Expiratory Reserve Volume and How Is It Measured? Definition of expiratory reserve volume Ask a medical professional for a definition of expiratory reserve volume (ERV) and they’ll offer something along the lines of: “The extra volume of air that can be expired from the lungs with determined effort following a normal tidal volume …

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Penile Melanosis

Penile Melanosis: Treatment | Removal | Causes

Penile Melanosis Overview Penile melanosis is usually a benign or harmless condition. It’s characterized by small patches of dark skin on the penis. This change in color is known as hyperpigmentation, and it occurs when melanin (brown pigment) forms deposits in the surface layer of skin. Penile melanosis is also known as penile lentiginosis. The spots …

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