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Dry Eye - A Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is dry eye?   Normally, the eye constantly bathes itself in tears. By producing tears at a slow and steady rate, the eye stays moist and comfortable. Sometimes people do not produce enough tears or the appropriate...

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Bioengineers Design Rapid Diagnostic Tes…

September 28, 2012 by University of California - Santa Barbara

Inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take only a few minutes to perform   By mimicking nature's own sensing mechanisms, bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed inexpensive medical diagnostic tests that take...

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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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Treating Hepatitis C Infection in Prison…

September 28, 2012 by Wiley

Incarcerated patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are just as likely to respond to treatment for the disease as patients in the community,   according to findings published in the October issue of Hepatology, a peer-reviewed...

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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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Yoga Reduces Stress

July 23, 2012 by Mark Wheeler

UCLA study helps caregivers of people with dementia   Six months ago, researchers at UCLA published a study that showed using a specific type of yoga to engage in a brief, simple daily meditation reduced the stress levels...

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Measuring Women's Risk of Osteoporosis

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Dynamic Between Biological Clock and…

Biologists at New York University have uncovered one way that biological clocks...

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of...

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Dr. Maude Abbott - a…

Dr. Maude Abbott (1869-1940), Pioneer Woman Doctor   Born Maude Babin in St. Andrews...

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