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Detroit is the most bedbug-infested city in the U.S.

Detroit is the most bedbug-infested city in the U.S.

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Carolyn Kaster/ASSOCIATED PRESS No one likes bedbugs. But Detroit is dealing with them in droves. Detroit is new bug city. The heavy metal town is also the itchiest in the country, topping a new list of the worst metro areas for bedbugs. Rock City bumped Philadelphia from the top spot on the Terminix list for the first time in four years - but the city of City of Brotherly Love is still scratching in second place. New Yorkers can sleep easy, since far fewer bedbugs are reportedly biting in the Big Apple. The city plummeted from No. 3 to No. 15 on the scratch-inducing chart. JEFF KOWALSKY/EPA Detroit — Bedbug City The exterminating company crafted the flesh-crawling chart by compiling call data from more than 300 Terminix branches across the country. Bedbug populations have been growing si
Challenges of chest wall disorders

Challenges of chest wall disorders

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Dr. Andrew Kaufman, an assistant professor of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai, is an expert in chest wall disorders. The Specialist: An assistant professor of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai, Dr. Andrew Kaufman specializes in treating disorders of the chest wall — including pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum. He treats 50 patients a year for pectus. Who’s at risk: Despite the arcane-sounding name, pectus excavatum is a fairly common disorder. It affects about 1 in 400 babies born in this country. “Pectus is the term we use to describe a congenital deformity of the chest wall,” Kaufman says. “The more common form is pectus excavatum, sometimes called funnel chest, in which the breast bone is pushed in toward the spine. Mild cases may hardly be noticeable, while very severe cases can affe

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