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A hernia is protrusion of an organ or the muscular wall of an organ through the cavity that normally contains it. A hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach protrudes upwards into the mediastinum through the esophageal opening in the diaphragm.
New method helps to reliably distinguish surgical meshes from normal bodily tissue

New method helps to reliably distinguish surgical meshes from normal bodily tissue

Study: Many older adults worry about costs, time off work and COVID-19 risk when considering surgery

Study: Many older adults worry about costs, time off work and COVID-19 risk when considering surgery

Gastric bypass shows slight edge over sleeve gastrectomy in long-term study

Gastric bypass shows slight edge over sleeve gastrectomy in long-term study

Mental health courts can struggle to fulfill decades-old promise

Mental health courts can struggle to fulfill decades-old promise

Compensation is key to fixing primary care shortage

Compensation is key to fixing primary care shortage

Opioid prescribing limits may not worsen patient experience after common surgeries

Opioid prescribing limits may not worsen patient experience after common surgeries

Review of Oregon's assisted dying law finds significant data gaps

Review of Oregon's assisted dying law finds significant data gaps

Survey highlights the lack of awareness about deadly chronic acid reflux

Survey highlights the lack of awareness about deadly chronic acid reflux

Female babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia have about 32% higher mortality risk than males

Female babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia have about 32% higher mortality risk than males

Rising alcohol consumption in China linked to increased risk of 61 diseases

Rising alcohol consumption in China linked to increased risk of 61 diseases

How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction

How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction

Study examines the causal role of insomnia symptoms on 11,409 health related-symptoms

Study examines the causal role of insomnia symptoms on 11,409 health related-symptoms

California explores private insurance for immigrants lacking legal status. But is it affordable?

California explores private insurance for immigrants lacking legal status. But is it affordable?

Is physical activity associated with the risks of hospitalization for common health conditions?

Is physical activity associated with the risks of hospitalization for common health conditions?

Hernia: A common medical condition that can develop for many reasons

Hernia: A common medical condition that can develop for many reasons

Weighing risks of a major surgery: 7 questions older Americans should ask their surgeon

Weighing risks of a major surgery: 7 questions older Americans should ask their surgeon

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

A biodegradable, elastic patch to treat congenital diaphragmatic hernia

A biodegradable, elastic patch to treat congenital diaphragmatic hernia

In Jackson, the water is back, but the crisis remains

In Jackson, the water is back, but the crisis remains

Study finds holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium

Study finds holocaust survivors may be at lower risk of developing post-operative delirium