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New Data Show Lasting Effects and No Ser…

March 25, 2011 by American Academy of Pain Medicine

Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis with the mild decompression procedure reported sustained improvements in pain   Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with the mild decompression procedure (an alternative to open spinal surgery for many patients), reported sustained improvements in...

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Dr. Lucille Teasdale - Canadian Woman Su…

December 24, 2011 by Library and Archives Canada

Dr. Lucille Teasdale was one of the first women in Quebec to become a surgeon   She spent 35 years in northern Uganda, where she and her husband, Dr. Piero Corti, built one of the most modern and...

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Indians and Europeans Share a Milky Past

September 9, 2011 by Cambridge University

Cambridge University researchers have discovered that lactose tolerant milk-drinkers in India and Europe could be related to the same person who lived at some point in the last 10,000 years   The Cambridge team, in association with fellow...

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Trampoline Safety Advice

October 2, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The AAOS produced an audio public service message and position statement about trampoline safety   Yankees baseball player underwent surgery late last week after suffering a career-threatening ankle injury while jumping on a trampoline. Yankees baseball player Joba Chamberlain underwent...

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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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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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American Academy of Dermatology Issues…

Updated evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of melanoma   Based on an extensive review...

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Men’s diets, in particular the amount and type of different fats they...

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AASM - the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine   Headquartered in...

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell - Opening…

The first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States   Medical...

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