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Call a hospital’s doctor referral service, but keep in mind that these services usually refer you to doctors on staff at that particular hospital. The services do not have information on the quality of care that these doctors provide. · Some local medical societies offer lists of member doctors. Again, these lists do not have information on the quality of care that these doctors provide. Additional steps you can take to locate doctors include the following: · Check with the associations listed earlier in this chapter.

The lipids, which are easily stored in the body, serve as a source of fuel, are an important constituent of cell structure, and serve other biological functions. Lipids may be considered to include fatty acids, neutral fats, waxes, and steroids. Compound lipids comprise the glycolipids, lipoproteins, and phospholipids. [EU] Osteoporosis: Reduction in the amount of bone mass, leading to fractures after minimal trauma. [EU] 53 PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL ABOUT PART II In Part II, we introduce you to additional resources and advanced research on endometriosis.

A natural history study follows patient volunteers to see how factors such as age, sex, race, or family history might make some people more or less at risk for endometriosis. A natural history study may also tell researchers if diet, lifestyle, or occupation affects how a disease or disorder develops and progresses. Results from these studies provide information that helps answer questions such as: How fast will a disease or disorder usually progress? How bad will the condition become? Will treatment be needed?

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