Archive for April, 2013

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Apr 30, 2013

As news reports circulate that Derya Sert, the 22-year-old Turkish woman born without a uterus and who received a uterus transplant from a cadaver, may be pregnant, questions arise about this medical condition. Women who are born without a uterus have a little known but not so rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, or MRKH, and here’s what you should know about this disease.

In the United States, approximately 75,000 women are affected by MRKH, a congenital disease that is found in about 1 in 4,500 females. The disease is also known as vaginal agenesis/atresia or mullerian agenesis.

Women who have MRKH have fully functional ovaries, even though they may be located in unusual places in the body cavity. However, for reasons unknown, they are born without a fully functional uterus, cervix, and upper vaginal canal. A

2013 Hoops & Hoopla Raises Nearly $100,000 for Kunsberg School

Posted by Marcus Selle on Apr 29, 2013

2013 “Hoops & Hoopla” coaches (L to R) Justin Cooper, Denise Cito, Kris Wintroub, Kevin Larington and Jerry Laflin. Photo by Nathan Salley.

Supporters of National Jewish Health and the Kunsberg School for chronically ill children raised nearly $100,000 at the 10th annual Hoops & Hoopla event on April 6 at the Cable Center in Denver. The event supports the kindergarten through 8th grade Kunsberg School on the National Jewish Health campus and the more than 90 chronically ill students who attend the school.

More than 250 people came together to watch the college basketball semi-final championship games on the Cable Centers 40-foot video tower and big screen televisions, while also enjoying the on-site games and entertainment.

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Odontoma

Posted by Marcus Selle on Apr 27, 2013

Table of Contents

  • What is Odontoma?
  • Types of Odontoma
  • Symptoms of Odontoma
  • Diagnosis of Odontoma
  • Odontoma Histology
  • CT Findings for Odontoma
  • Treatment of Odontoma
  • Research on Odontoma
  • Odontoma Video

Odontoma is a specific type of tumor that is benign and located in your mouth. It is made of all or some of the tissues that make your teeth. However, these tissues may or may not be arranged in the form of a tooth.  It may also not be visible to the naked eye.  It is a mass of enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum that usually grows at the same rate as teeth. H

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Go the $%#@ to Sleep: 3 Tips to Use Threats Effectively

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Apr 24, 2013

I have read every parenting sleep book that has been published in the last 20 years. I’ve been told by neighbors, mothers, siblings, friends, and strangers why my children don’t sleep and how to make them miraculously nod off.

But 11 years after the first insomniac was born, I’m still exhausted, as I am convinced he emerged from my womb with no need of sleep, and then his sister two years later with the same curse. I’m not sure how it happened, being that I’ve always needed eight hours of sleep to stay sane.

The last two months there has been a lot of cussing in our house after 8 p.m., when we begin the rituals. In desperation I headed to my shelf of expert advice to see if any nuggets in there would apply, or at least not nauseate me. I came away empty-handed. Great intentions. Perfect p

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