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  • n. Plural form of hernia.

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Examples

  • _ -- In the treatment of umbilical hernia it should be remembered that congenital hernias are often removed with age, but probably congenital _umbilical hernias_ less frequently than others.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Russian updates: Three-time world champion Evgeny Plushenko, who had surgeries in April to repair two hernias, is scheduled to make his competitive debut Nov. 24-27 at the Cup of Russia in St. Petersburg.

    USATODAY.com - Fill-in Czisny finishes second in Skate America

  • In addition to crude techniques, wartime medical care was hampered by the fact that soldiers often had previously existing health troubles such as hernias, Secor said.

    Messenger News

  • And residents need not be a rocket scientist to know halving the pickup will double the weight (or quantity) of trash cans the sanitation people must lift (and if wheel-less, the residents must lift), which means double trouble from double the energy expended such as hernias, rotator cuffs, bad elbows, etc.

    Home News Tribune - News

  • After controlling for lifestyle differences, Miller and Arden found that more intelligent men experienced fewer health problems, such as hernias and cataracts, than less intelligent men. performance on intelligence was also associated with healthy sperm in a smaller subset of vets.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • The NHS is gambling with patients' health by increasingly banning operations for hernias, cataracts and arthritic joints to save money, one of the UK's most senior medical figures said .

    NHS bans on operations gamble with patients' health, senior surgeon warns

  • Surgical mesh was initially developed to repair hernias in the 1950s but doctors later adapted the mesh for other uses.

    Surgical Mesh Gets Closer Look

  • Dogs that endure a lifetime of poor breathing can end up getting hiatal hernias, which can be life-threatening.

    Dr. Michael J. Breus: Does Your Dog Steal Your Sleep?

  • A weight problem could lead to infections, hernias and blood clots in the recipient, Kokko said.

    Freed Scott sister must lose 120 pounds for surgery

  • In the 1970s, surgical mesh, which was being used to repair abdominal hernias, started to be inserted through the abdomen to treat prolapse and incontinence before doctors later started inserting the mesh through the vagina.

    FDA Panel Calls for Surgical Mesh Studies

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