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Study Identifies Risk Factors for Compli…

September 15, 2011 by Lauren Pearson & Kayee Ip

Findings aim to help patients and surgeons address potential risks before surgical procedures   In the last 20 years, due to diagnostic and surgical advances, more and more patients have become appropriate candidates for spine surgery, and the...

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Mold exposure in infancy increases asthm…

September 29, 2011 by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Infants who live in "moldy” homes are three times more likely to develop asthma   Infants who live in "moldy” homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7, according to a study led by...

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Dr. Emily Blackwell

September 29, 2011 by National Library of Medicine

Dr. Emily Blackwell co-founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, the first hospital run by women and the first dedicated to serving women and children in the United States.   Medical School: Case Western Reserve University...

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Diabetic Retinopathy - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology 

Diabetes can affect sight   If you have diabetes mellitus, your body does not use and store sugar properly. High blood-sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina, the nerve layer at the back of the eye...

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Glaucoma - a Closer Look

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is glaucoma?   Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve—the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers, like an electric...

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Social Media as an Effective Tool for Pr…

February 5, 2013 by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Facebook and other social networking technologies could serve as effective tools for preventing HIV infection among at-risk groups, new UCLA research suggests   In a study published in the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases...

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Meditation Reduces Loneliness

Meditation significantly reduced expression of inflammatory genes   Many elderly people spend their last...

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Facts About The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)   The American Academy of...

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The Story of Dagmar Berne

The difficult road of the first female medical student   Written by Dr Vanessa Witton, Sydney...

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