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2009-11-04 08:55:34

Results Point to New Ways to Measure – and Improve – Quality of Life Among Survivors.

2009-10-24 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides.

2009-09-30 05:00:00

Those possessing gun in assault situation 4.5 times more likely to be shot than those not possessing one PHILADELPHIA, Sept.

2009-09-28 15:26:00

Estrogen levels following menopause may impact risk of joint pain caused by drugs; electro-acupuncture proves helpful for alleviating symptoms.

2009-08-19 09:28:48

The nation's home foreclosure epidemic may be taking its toll on Americans' health as well as their wallets.

2009-08-05 09:48:25

A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically devastated.

2009-06-04 10:20:05

After a vaccination or an infection, the human immune system remembers to keep protecting against invaders it has already encountered, with the aid of specialized B-cells and T-cells.

2009-02-25 10:19:21

Two-thirds of patients referred for psychiatric services following an emergency room visit are likely to reach only an answering machine when they call for help, compared to about 20 percent of patients calling medical clinics with physical symptoms.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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