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Celebrating 150 Years of Women in Medici…

September 26, 2011 by Eric v.d. Luft, Ph.D., M.L.S.

Nineteen ninety-nine marks the 150th anniversary of the entrance of women into the modern regular medical profession   On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell (February 3, 1821 – May 31, 1910) received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College...

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Aurora Martinez - long road to find a cu…

September 29, 2011 by Walter Wehus

Aurora Martinez has been developing a new genetic disease drug. Now she and her team have received a generous grant and are hoping to start their own company Aurora Martinez and her research group work to find...

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Serotonin levels affect the brain’s resp…

September 15, 2011 by University of Cambridge

Research provides new insight into why some individuals may be more aggressive than others   Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn’t eaten or is stressed, affects brain regions that enable people...

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Eye Protection is Essential for All Athl…

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends sport-specific eyewear to prevent devastating injuries   For Stephen Sacks, what started out as a routine basketball game his senior year of high school turned into a medical emergency. Stephen was a young basketball...

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Safety Tips to Avoid Yoga-related Injury

October 1, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Moderation is key to avoiding yoga-related injury when bending and stretching   Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India, that involves a series of stretching, posing and breathing exercises. When done correctly and...

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Macular Degeneration - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is macular degeneration?   Macular degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula. The macula is a small area in the retina at the back of the eye that allows you to see fine details clearly...

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Foods containing omega-3 fatty acids can help in lowering the risk and prevention...

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Jump, Flip, Twist and Enjoy…

AAOS offers gymnastics safety tips   Gymnastics is a rigorous sport requiring long hours...

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The American Academy of Insurance…

The American Academy of Insurance Medicine (AAIM) is among the oldest medical...

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Dr. Lucille Teasdale - Canadian…

Dr. Lucille Teasdale was one of the first women in Quebec to...

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