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Helen B Taussig - a Founder of Pediatric…

December 25, 2011 by Todd Edwards

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of pediatric cardiology for her innovative work on "blue baby" syndrome   In 1944, Taussig, surgeon Alfred Blalock, and surgical technician Vivien Thomas developed an operation to correct the congenital...

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Kidney Grafts Function Longer in Europe …

October 12, 2012 by Heidelberg University Hospital

Kidney transplants performed in Europe are considerably more successful in the long run than those performed in the United States   While the one-year survival rate is 90% in both Europe and the United States, after five years...

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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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Meditation Strengthens the Brain

March 13, 2012 by Mark Wheeler

Meditation strengthens the connections between brain cells   Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA...

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Dynamic Between Biological Clock and Neu…

September 25, 2012 by New York University

Biologists at New York University have uncovered one way that biological clocks control neuronal activity --   a discovery that sheds new light on sleep-wake cycles and offers potential new directions for research into therapies to address sleep...

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell - Opening the Me…

September 26, 2011 by National Library of Medicine

The first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States   Medical School: Geneva Medical College  Career Path: Obstetrics and Gynecology Achievement: 1849 - Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American...

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Nanoparticles Detect Biochemistry of Inflammation

A non-invasive way of detecting measurable, low levels of hydrogen peroxide and...

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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 Child…

Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or...

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Beatrice Moses Hinkle

Beatrice Moses Hinkle was born in San Francisco on October 10, 1874. She...

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