Doctors may have discovered a new human organ

In a recent study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the New York University School of Medicine have come across what some have boldly called a “new human organ.” Scientists call this potential new organ the “interstitium.” In fact, this discovery involves tissue that may account for 20 percent of our total body weight, making this possible organ the largest in the body; even more substantial than our skin, the current title-holder as the largest organ of the human body. Continue reading Doctors may have discovered a new human organ

Glaucoma: Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent blindness

Glaucoma is the name for several ocular conditions that cause an increased and destructive pressure inside the eye. This elevated pressure produces damage to the optic nerve and, subsequently, vision loss. A common cause of increased pressure is when channels that normally drain fluid from the eyes get blocked, resulting in pressure building up inside the eye. Continue reading Glaucoma: Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent blindness

6 things to know before a procedure at a medical spa

The medi-spa market has exploded in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. Advertised as a mix between a medical clinic and a spa, today’s medi-spas offer traditional spa services (mani/pedis, facials and massage) alongside promises of younger-looking skin, fewer age spots and hair-free bikini lines. Add to that easy access to procedures like Botox and laser hair removal – treatments once only performed by doctors – and it’s certainly tempting to believe these facilities can offer the best of both worlds. Continue reading 6 things to know before a procedure at a medical spa