What Is a Colectomy?

Bowel obstruction, cancer, or an inflammatory bowel disease may require removal of part or all of the large intestine. Collectomy is a procedure that can remove all or part of your colon. Surgery is performed to prevent or treat conditions that affect the bowel, such as: Bowel cancer Intestinal obstruction …

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What Are Beta Blockers?

This important and widely used class of drugs treats several cardiovascular conditions. Beta blockers are a group of drugs used to lower blood pressure. They are given to treat or prevent a variety of conditions, including: High blood pressure Random heartbeat Chest pain Congestive heart failure Heart attack Glaucoma Migraine …

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When to Worry About Bedwetting

Bedwetting, also called nocturnal aneurysm, is a common condition that affects some 5 million children in the United States. It is more common in girls than in boys. According to Howard J. Bennett, a pediatrician in Washington, D.C., and author of numerous books on children’s health, “Unless doctors wet the …

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