A laser is not a thing; it is an acronym which stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Clearly, laser is simpler. But there is nothing simple about lasers used in medicine. Lasers produce a very narrowly focused beam of light which can be very precisely aimed. Lasers also produce light restricted to
Many years ago, I dated a gentleman with a sliding dog. As we, dog included, rode down in the elevator to the lobby of his apartment building, the dog started a whole body tremble. Why? The gargantuan lobby with its highly polished marble floor caused the dog to slide and slip on its way outside.
Last week Scarlett, a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, had an urgent visit to The Animal Medical Center to see her cardiologist. Since she has been diagnosed with early stage heart valve disease, a condition common in Cavaliers, her family is always concerned about her breathing, which, on that day, was heavier than normal. The