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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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At What Point is a Child’s Backpack Too …

August 7, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic surgeons share safety tips as kids head back to school   As kids return to school this August, don’t wait for them to complain about back pain. Instead pay attention to their posture and keep an attentive...

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Dr. Charlotte W. Ross, Manitoba’s Pionee…

December 24, 2011 by Helen Pollitt Smith

The life of Dr. Charlotte Ross, Manitoba's first woman doctor who lived and practised in Whitemouth from 1881 to 1910   The dog team was abruptly halted before the log cabin over which the smoke hung low in the...

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Few Teens Undergo Pregnancy Testing in E…

October 19, 2012 by American Academy of Pediatrics

Pregnancy Testing Rates Among Adolescent Emergency Department Patients   Few adolescent females undergo pregnancy testing in the hospital emergency department (ED), even when they complain of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests...

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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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Low Cost Design Makes Ultrasound Imaging…

September 24, 2012 by Newcastle University

An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by Newcastle University engineers.   The hand-held USB device – which is roughly the size of a computer mouse –...

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