Ban Announced by EPA

Asbestos, a string-like fiber, is a substance that is mined and utilized for many purposes. According to 2017 CDC data, it has been linked to mesothelioma – a rare disease which causes about 3,000 deaths annually.
Although the widespread use of asbestos within building products (including insulations), was discontinued years ago, the use of asbestos, though limited, is still present in various industrial settings. Such settings include chemical filtrations and various vehicle brakes. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma, we may be able to help you. A proper mesothelioma diagnosis is critical to understand your prognosis.
Due to many of asbestos’ harmful side effects, a tough blockage relating to the importation and manufacturing of asbestos has been set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency in April of 2019.
Prior to the ban, the EPA had set a decade-old partial ban. Unfortunately, within this partial ban were loopholes which could have st..

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LASIK Satisfaction Rate vs Leading Cosmetic Procedures; 2019 National Study

Is Lasik really worth it? We think so! In this article, we will be covering the national patient satisfaction rate of Lasik eye surgery. We will then compare it to other popular cosmetic treatments to see how they rank. Lasik is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in the unites states. In fact, Lasik eye surgery is the most performed cosmetic procedure in the world.

According to the American Academy of Opthalmology or the AAO, Lasik has seen a whopping 30 million procedures performed globally since it was first patented in the early 1980s and close to 700,000 thousand procedures are performed every year in the United States and growing. When comes down to it, Lasik is worth the price, and here’s why!

How well does Lasik score nationally?
Lasik, or laser in situ keratomileusis utilizes a laser to reshape the cornea of the eye and correct refractive errors. Refractive errors in the eye result in hyperopia and myopia, also known as nearsightedness and farsightedness…

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Rib Cartilage Grafting For Revision Rhinoplasties

The nose possesses extremely delicate anatomy which is responsible for its shape, proportions, and position. To reconstruct this anatomy accurately, in some cases it may be necessary to resort to cartilage grafts obtained from the ribs. In this article, we will see why the rib is chosen as a source of grafts, what advantages it has, how it is used and what complications may arise.

Why are rib grafts used in some secondary rhinoplasty cases?
The use of grafts is usually necessary for patients with a history of unsatisfactory rhinoplasties or previous trauma. This is because revision patients typically need to add volume to their nose in order to supplement or replace the anatomical structures that have been damaged. The problem is that in order to do this, a large amount of cartilage is necessary.

Under normal conditions, the nasal septum and ears offer sufficient quantity and quality of cartilage to meet the needs of a typical secondary rhinoplasty. Both structures offer between 2 an..

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