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  • X-rays of the Skull

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    X-rays of the Skull What is a skull X-ray? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of the skull. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors, infection, foreign bodies, or bone injuries. X-rays use external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures to diagnose a problem. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially treated plates (similar to camera film). It makes a "negative" type picture is made. The more s...

  • X-rays of the Extremities

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    X-rays of the Extremities What are X-rays of the extremities? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of the bones, and surrounding soft tissues. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors, infections, foreign bodies, or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the extremity for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body structures onto specially treated plates (similar to camera film). It makes a "negative" t...

  • X-linked Inheritance

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    X-linked Inheritance Genes are the blueprints for making proteins. These are the substances our bodies need to form and work well. Most genes come in pairs, one of which is inherited from the mother and the other from the father. A mutation is a change in a gene that keeps it from working right. Mutations in genes are inherited from our biological parents in certain ways. One of the common patterns of genetic inheritance is called X-linked inheritance. What is X-linked inheritance? X-linked inheritance ...

  • Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms of dry eye disease, a group of conditions related to insufficient tear production. The chances of developing symptoms increase with age. Dry eye affects about 5 percent of adults aged 30 to 40 and up to 15 percent of people over age 65, the FDA said Tuesday in a news release. Left untreated, dry eye can lead to pa...

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast Detailed information on x-ray of the spine, neck, and back, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the spine. Play Audio

  • X-rays of the Skull Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-rays of the Skull Podcast Detailed information on x-ray of the skull, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the bones of the skull. Play Audio

  • Xylitol Oral solution

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Xylitol Oral solution What is this medicine? XYLITOL (ZAHY li tawl) oral solution is a prescription medical food. It is used to prevent recurrent ear infections in children. How should I use this medicine? Take this solution by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take after meals and/or snacks. Do not take more often than directed. Talk to you...

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral, or Coccygeal X-ray Studies) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the spine, neck, or back? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. Standard X-rays are performed for many reasons. These include diagnosing tumors or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic p...

  • X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-linked Recessive: Red-Green Color Blindness, Hemophilia A Genes are inherited from our biological parents in specific ways. One of the basic patterns of inheritance of our genes is called X-linked recessive inheritance. What is X-linked inheritance? X-linked inheritance means that the gene causing the trait or the disorder is located on the X chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes; males have one X and one Y. Genes on the X chromosome can be recessive or dominant. Their expression in females and m...

  • X-linked Dominant: Incontinentia Pigmenti

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-linked Dominant: Incontinentia Pigmenti Genes are inherited from our biological parents in specific ways. One of the basic patterns of inheritance of our genes is called X-linked dominant inheritance. What is X-linked dominant inheritance? X-linked dominant inheritance occurs when a gene responsible for a trait or disorder is located on the X chromosome. The gene acts in a dominant manner. This means that both males and females can display the trait or disorder when they have only one copy of the gene...