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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell - Opening the Me…

September 26, 2011 by National Library of Medicine

The first woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States   Medical School: Geneva Medical College  Career Path: Obstetrics and Gynecology Achievement: 1849 - Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American...

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Research could lead to a better understa…

September 28, 2012 by University of Lincoln

Royal Society University Research Fellow Dr Edward Taylor has joined the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences   Dr Taylor spent the last ten years at the University of York where he was awarded a Royal Society...

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Ann Preston - Pioneer Woman Doctor

December 24, 2011 by Margaret Hope Bacon

One of the most notable achievements of the Religious Society of Friends in the 19th century was the role it played in the entrance of women into medicine   Among those pioneer Quaker women doctors, none was more...

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"Never Events" Might Lead to …

July 31, 2011 by Brian S. Parsley, MD

The efforts to decrease the incidence of preventable errors in medical treatment   The efforts by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Federal Government to improve the quality of healthcare and decrease the incidence of preventable...

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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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More gene links to breast cancer risk

October 19, 2012 by Vanderbilt University

The well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations linked to breast cancer are rare and have a strong effect on cancer risk   But since these mutations only contribute to a small percentage of breast cancers, much of the genetic...

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Dry Eye - A Closer…

What is dry eye?   Normally, the eye constantly bathes itself in tears. By...

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Just Be Positive At All…

Sometimes I get scared or depressed and that’s the way it is...

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The American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), established in 1948, is an international...

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Dr. Emily Blackwell

Dr. Emily Blackwell co-founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children...

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