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Dr. Emily Howard Stowe - a Pioneering Ca…

December 24, 2011 by Library and Archives Canada

Dr. Emily Howard Stowe was a pioneering Canadian physician and suffragette   She was not only the first Canadian woman to practise medicine in Canada, but she was also a lifelong champion of women's rights. Her tireless campaign...

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New White Blood Cell Discovery Reveals …

September 25, 2012 by Newcastle University

Researchers in Newcastle and Singapore have identified a new type of white blood cell which activates a killing immune response to an external source   The discovery provides a new potential target for vaccines for conditions such as...

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5 Ways to Keep Arthritis From Slowing Yo…

September 29, 2012 by Harvard Medical School

Arthritis is a painful problem that can interfere with your ability to do the things you enjoy   But you can take steps to protect your joints, reduce discomfort, and improve mobility. Physical or occupational therapists can be very...

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Study Suggests Acupuncture May be Better…

September 9, 2012 by JAMA Report

The treatment of chronic pain   An analysis of patient data from 29 randomized controlled trials suggests that acupuncture may be better than no acupuncture or sham acupuncture for the treatment of some chronic pain, according to a...

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When is it Time for Cataract Surgery?

September 23, 2011 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point   As more Americans live into their 70s and beyond, we all need to know a few cataract basics: risks and symptoms, tips that may...

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Helen Flanders Dunbar - Pioneer in Psych…

December 25, 2011 by Constance M. McGovern

Helen Flanders Dunbar - "the mother of holistic medicine" (Stevens & Gardner, 1982, p. 93)   Dunbar, Helen Flanders (14 May 1902-21 Aug. 1959), psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and pioneer in psychosomatic medicine, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter...

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