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Daniel Hale Williams founded the first black-owned hospital in America, and performed the world's first successful heart surgery, in 1893.
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The 1918 influenza pandemic, known by many as the “Spanish Flu,” had a stark and unique feature: mortality rates were highest among healthy young adults.
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Suffering from lactose intolerance? You’re not alone! In fact, roughly 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant and experience the unpleasant symptoms of bloating, cramps, nausea, and diarrhea after consuming foods containing lactose.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Pancreatic and Breast Cancers Linked by BRCA Gene Mutation

New research on BRCA gene mutations has opened critical avenues for early detection, better targeted treatment, and potentially, prevention, of pancreatic cancer.
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The Gross Clinic: Eakins Masterpiece of Scientific Realism
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First, a Happy and Healthy New Year to all! Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year to help ensure it is indeed a healthy year? Here are a few suggestions to keep your health oriented resolutions.
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It’s the time of year when many of us take stock in the passing year’s accomplishments and set our intentions for the coming year. In 2015, the Department of Surgery’s researchers and physicians made significant strides in some of the most challenging areas of medicine.
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