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Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Safe and Effective Holistic Options

08th June 2012
If you have an older cat with increased appetite, but also with weight loss then they likely have hyperthyroidism. This is a very common cat disease, primarily affecting middle aged to older cats. In this article I will explain what hyperthyroidism is, go... Read >
Author: Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

Coding for New Procedures: Reporting a Percutaneous Tracheostomy vs. a Surgical Tracheostomy

28th March 2012
Sometimes a physician or group comes up with a new way of performing a procedure or service. This new procedure may work well, be more beneficial to patients and, in some circumstances, save money. But, if this service isnt clearly delineated in CPT , ho... Read >
Author: ashu

Kennel cough causes and treatment

28th June 2011
Kennel cough is medically referred as Infectious Tracheobronchitis. Kennel cough is a resultant of inflammation of the upper air passageways in dogs and cats. The pathogen responsible for this condition is called as Bordetella bronchiseptica. Majority of ... Read >
Author: susan jeffers

Bilateral Neck Dissection with Thyroidectomy Claims

07th June 2011
Otolaryngology coding can spring a lot of surprises for you. To cite an instance, let's say your surgeon plans to carry out a bilateral neck dissection with thyroidectomyand trachea resection however ends up having to also perform plate stabilization for ... Read >
Author: James Smith

Breath better and gain lung capacity

17th April 2009
Body is a God-given system and let's not harm it with bad habits and wrong routine. Our health remains fit if we breathe healthier, as the oxygen that we inhale is the main element because of which our body functions correctly, besides healthy eating habi... Read >
Author: Jamie Hanson

Coughs and Colds

21st January 2009
Time and again, cough and cold have always been a frequent and recurring problem among humans. Cough is an action your body takes to get rid of substances that are irritating to your air passages from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Cough occurs when spe... Read >
Author: Steve

Vocal Cord Paralysis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

02nd September 2007
Vocal cord paralysis is a voice disorder that occurs when one or both of the vocal cords (or vocal folds) do not open or close properly. Vocal fold paresis/paralysis can happen at any age - from birth to advanced age, in males and females alike, from a va... Read >
Author: Juliet Cohen

Low Immunity Problems? Start a Regular Vitamin Regimen

26th August 2007
Low immunity problems can be serious to your health, and a regular vitamin regimen can frequently help. The function of your immune system is to protect your body from foreign invaders such as viruses, bacteria, rogue cells such as cancer cells and an... Read >
Author: Robert Palmer

Extra-esophageal symptoms of acid reflux

07th August 2007
There are two types of symptoms in acid reflux disease: esophageal and extra-esophageal (also called typical and atypical). We all know about heartburn the typical symptom of acid reflux, which is initiated by the direct injurious effect of acid upon the ... Read >
Author: Sheri Dean

Shih Tzu - Birth Process/Difficult Deliveries

06th December 2005
Most Shih Tzu puppies present themselves normally at birth. There are times, very few times, of which I have experienced with the Shih Tzu, that required assistance. Usually the most difficult Shih Tzu puppy birth is the first one. Delivery of a dry Shih ... Read >
Author: Connie Limon

Shih Tzu - Birth Process/Clearing Passages

27th November 2005
Shih Tzu puppies are often born with amniotic fluid present in their lungs. As they take they first breaths a shih tzu puppy may inhale amniotic fluid left in the oral cavities, mouth and nasal passages. These first breaths will be neither lusty nor vigor... Read >
Author: Connie Limon
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